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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.

The product weight specified is an approximate weight based on the manufacturer's specifications (if available) or our measurement of one or two examples. For most products, the weight will typically vary by 5% to 10%.


Wheel Size: 700C/29" (ISO 622) 


Tire Width: 40mm (1.6in) 


Tire Type: Tubeless Ready 


Tire Type: Clincher-Folding 


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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Fast rolling all purpose tire
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer

Reviewing the 700x40 tire on a 23mm (internal) rim. Fast rolling general purpose tire that can be used on everything from gravel to pavement. Only condition to avoid is mud. The silkscreen version is highly flat resistant. The EXO version is more susceptible to flatting (even with Stans sealant, did get a piece of glass go thru tread and flat). If your daily rides includes lots of glass/debris, pick the silkscreen version. If you are mostly off-road and/or not riding thru urban areas with glass, the EXO rides a bit nicer (and is lighter).

Reviewed 1/8/2021
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Best choice for smooth gravel or road use - 700x40 size reviewed
by Anonymous
Competitive Racer

The Velocita is a great choice for light gravel and road use. It was easy to set up tubeless and relatively worry free. I did pick up a piece of glass that got some sealant seepage (Stans), but it sealed quickly and I only had to add a bit of air.

If you are looking for a relatively light, worry free and fast rolling tire this is a good choice. Downside, it does wear pretty quick. I got about 3000 miles out of the rear (front will likely get another 1000 miles).

Reviewed 11/3/2020
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Surprisinging positive experience
by Anonymous
New Mexico
6 of 7 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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Pretty fast rolling for a big tire
by Mithrilbike
Cycling Enthusiast
Davis, CA

I use these tires on a gravel bike that I ride mostly on pavement with about 20% very rough or broken pavement, and occasional short gravel segments. They feel pretty light and roll smoothly on pavement. Only a whirring sound differentiates them from smooth road tires. No flats or cuts after about 500 miles of use. The rear tires seems to lose about 5psi overnight so I pump them up to 45 psi for each ride. The front tire does not lose as much although I don't see any sealant leakage or small cuts on either tire. On gravel they feel ok but not great. I have gone over some "washboard" gravel with small even bumps that shook the bike so hard I could barely hang on, so I don't go there any more. I am not an experienced gravel rider so I don't know if more beefy tread would help there, but these tires seem best for pavement/rough pavement but not rough gravel.

Reviewed 11/27/2020
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Both tire developed bubbles under the tread.
Cycling Enthusiast
Western Montana
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Mounted a set of these tires using Orange seal endurance sealant. After 1000 miles the rear tire developed a bulge under the main body (where the rubber meets the road) of the tread. Replaced the tire with another Velocita I had in my supplies. Now after 2000 miles, the front tire also developed a bulge in the same location. These tires were ridden on the road, not over gravel. Both tires appeared slightly worn but still had good rubber left. Inflated to 40 psi front and 45 psi rear. Never buying theses again.

Reviewed 9/26/2020
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Blister's everywhere
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast

Rode a few gravel rides and the rear tire centerline blistered in eight places.

Reviewed 11/26/2020
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Maxxis for life!
by David
Loma Linda
2 of 2 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 gravel tire
by Sam
Cycling Enthusiast
Seattle area
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

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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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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Great gravel & road tire
by Old Timer
Cycling Enthusiast
Central NYS

mountain bike ridden on small rural roads and gravel paths. Rolls easy on both surfaces. Relatively quiet on paved surface with good traction on gravel roads for moderate speeds.

Reviewed 10/26/2020
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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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