Silkworm Technology is an exclusive material incorporated into the casing of select models, increasing puncture and tear resistance. Silkworm is featured under the tread as a breaker (denoted as Silkworm).
KEVLAR® COMPOSITE (K2)
Available in select tires, this Maxxis-exclusive fabric provides greater puncture protection than both standard Kevlar® and Vectran®. The addition of this lightweight and supple material ensures that ride quality and performance remain unsurpassed.
The nylon breaker is a reinforcement option that offers protection from punctures directly under the tread area. The nylon breaker is available in select road tires.
A poly-fiber material positioned between the tire tread and the casing. With varying thicknesses of 0.9mm - 1.5mm, MaxxProtect is designed to maximize puncture resistance in select hybrid models.
A Kevlar® material positioned between the tire tread and the casing. Similar to MaxxProtect technology, Kevlar® Inside varies in thickness and provides optimal puncture protection.
SilkShield offers protection from bead to bead whereas Silkworm is found under the tread only. SilkShield provides an additional level of protection for sidewalls in addition to under the tread.
MaxxShield represents the ultimate in flat protection. We begin with our SilkShield bead to bead protection and add our K2 (Kevlar® Composite) layer for unparalleled durability.