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Maxxis Velocita AR Gravel/Adventure Tire

Velocita AR Gravel/Adventure Tire

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The Velocita AR Gravel/Adventure Tire from Maxxis features a knurled center tread that transitions to a file tread along the edges for confidence while cornering. For riders that want a lightweight, fast-rolling, high volume slick for their gravel rig or do-it-all road bike, the Velocita AR is a top choice.

Features & Specs:

  • High volume slick.
  • Mixed surface performance.
  • Dual-compound,
  • SilkShield or EXO Protection.
  • Tubeless ready.
  • 75 PSI max.
  • TPI: 60 (SilkShield); 120 (EXO).
  • Weight: 425g (SilkShield); 380g (EXO).

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.


Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 


ISO (ETRTO) Size: 40-622 


Weight: 360g (EXO) / 425g (SilkShield) 


TPI: 120 (EXO) / 60 (SilkShield) 

700 x 40mm - SilkShield/TR

Weight: 425 grams

Mfg PartNum: TB00201200 

700 x 40mm - EXO/TR

Weight: 380 grams

Mfg PartNum: TB00201100 

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Surprisinging positive experience
by Anonymous
New Mexico
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.

when I bought my Giant Revolt Advanced 0 I thought the tires would be the first thing I would swap out. But after about 400 miles I am quite surprised by their performance over a variety of terrain. I ride gravel predominantly in the desert, and so I ride through a great deal of sand and rocks. Both hard packed and loose as well as rocky gravel. These tires roll very fast over all surfaces and are exceptionally fast on tarmac. I've had a number of mesquite thorns punctures that have been sealed by the Stans, thanks Stans. But they have stood up to rocks quite well and have handled well. I'll report back should I have a change of opinion over time.

Reviewed 3/15/2020
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I bought a pair of these. Sadly, one of them started to blister and I had to replace it.
by Kevin C.
Cycling Enthusiast
Sun Lakes, Arizona
2 of 3 customers found this review helpful.

I went tubeless with my gravel bike with these tires. Initially I loved them. With these tires, my bike rolled like an old Cadillac, smoothly and fast. After about 100 miles, the rear tire started to develop what I could best describe as tread blisters. The tread started to separate from the casing in patches. As I was running them tubeless, I found that I could pop the blisters as they appeared, deflating them. Im guessing that had I been using tubes I would not have experienced these issues. However, I could not trust them so I sent photos to Western Bikeworks, who quickly and without hassle gave me a complete refund for the defective tire. Their service has always been exceptional for me.

Reviewed 6/4/2019
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Great gravel tire
by Sam
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle area

I'm very pleased that I switched to the Maxxis Velocita tires on my gravel bike. I ride on a hard compact surface with some gravel and find the tires perfect for this setting. The rolling resistance is outstanding, much better than prior knobby tires, yet the tire provides adequate traction in turns. So far, wear appears as expected.

Reviewed 9/22/2020
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Maxxis for life!
by David
Loma Linda
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I run Maxxis exclusively on my mtb & gravels. I just built up a new Wolverine and thought I'd try a Rambler in front, Velocita at the rear. The Velocita's are fast! I get the grip I need with the front Rambler and great rolling quickness with the Velocita at the rear. After my rides I often pull out thick thorns from both tires since I'm in SoCal dry heat. They seal quickly with Stans just like the other reviewer states. I have never had a tire blowout and I run through some rowdy trails that give my full suspension mtb a run for it's money. Dear Maxxis Take my money

Reviewed 6/12/2020
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Great tire for my gravel bike
by Brian B

Swapped out the standard small

knob tires for the Velocita AR. Great tire for rough roughs ie chip n seal. Smooth rolling bigger volume tire. I really like them!

Reviewed 9/5/2020
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Large blisters formed on both tires within a week
by Bend biker
Competitive Racer
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Large blisters formed between the rubber and the casing on both tires within a week. One blister was too large to fit through the front fork. Returned to lbs for replacement. Fast light tires with surprising amount of grip. I will likely sell or give away the replacement. I cant trust them enough to be far away from home when a failure occurs.

Reviewed 7/16/2020
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