The most important part of a tire is arguably the rubber compound within the tread. By changing the amounts of various components of the rubber formula, engineers can make two identical looking tires perform completely differently. A list of the Maxxis compounds and their distinct characteristics is below.
One compound throughout the tread optimized for longevity and performance.
Two compounds used within the tread of select tires to offer lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip.
A special low rebound, high traction compound used in mountain tires.
3C TRIPLE COMPOUND ROAD
Triple Compound road technology utilizes three distinct silica compounds in different locations within the tread of the tire. The center compound is optimized for exceptional treadwear and low rolling resistance. The progressively softer shoulder compounds provide increased grip while cornering. Choose a Triple Compound Maxxis road tire for the ultimate in tire handling in all conditions.
3C TRIPLE COMPOUND MOUNTAIN
Maxxis 3C Triple Compound mountain technology uses a harder, longer lasting base layer and two progressively softer top layers in order to optimize traction and stability. Maxxis offers three different configurations of our 3C Triple Compound mountain technology: Maxx Speed, Maxx Terra and Maxx Grip.
Three compounds comprised of a harder, longer lasting center and two progressively softer shoulder compounds for unparalleled rolling efficiency
Used primarily in cross country and enduro tires, the two compounds in the outer layer are specially formulated to reduce rolling resistance and optimize treadwear and traction.
An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tires. 3C Maxx Terra is softer and offers more traction than 3C Maxx Speed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than Maxx Grip.
A new name for the downhill 3C compound configuration that you have come to know and trust. 3C Maxx Grip offers the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications.