Forekaster Tyre Test Results
If you're looking for mountain bike or cross-country tyres for wet conditions, look to tyre tests for the answer.
Mountain Bike Rider
MBR.co.uk tested the Forekaster with an impressive overall result of 9/10:
“As a rear tyre, the Forekaster is hard to fault. It really does perform exceptionally well in most conditions, struggles a bit in deep mud, but does much better than expected when looking at the tread. It clears mud quickly, and rolls very well. I also have not had a puncture in the two winters I have used it.” – Neil Sullivan, MBT.co.uk, May 2018
“Give the Maxxis Forekaster a try if you are searching for a good all-around tire for fast-paced, technical trail riding. It’s trustworthy when it lets loose, and I found it to be grippier in the turns than its closest competitor, lightweight, tough, and it rolls faster than its edgy tread pattern would suggest.” – Richard Cunningham, PinkBike.com, July 2017
Mountain bike magazine Bike Mag tested the Forekaster and were impressed with the results:
“Maxxis classifies the Forekaster as an ‘aggressive XC’ tire, which seems about right: it rolls fast, and accelerates incredibly well at 735 grams for the 120tpi, EXO-casing version. But it felt a lot better underfoot than I would’ve expected for such a lightweight tire. I’m used to running 900-gram “enduro” tires, so I imagined the Forekasters would feel skittish in comparison. But they hooked up extremely well, and didn’t squirm too much during hard cornering.
With a widely-spaced tread pattern and relatively low-profile knobs, the Forekaster is at home on loose to hard trail, and clears mud easily. Every single knob on the Forkaster has at least one sipe, which, in conjunction with whatever magic dual compound rubber Maxxis cooked up, creates a lot more traction than you’d expect. And when you do find the breaking point, it’s completely predictable, allowing for possibly the funnest move in mountain biking: the controlled drift.” – Ryan Palmer, BikeMag.com, April 2016