• Wet
    • Speed
    • Versatility

    The Forekaster is the perfect wet weather tyre for XC racing or light trail riding. Put this tyre at the front and use your rear tyre to determine how aggressive your setup should be.

    • Aggressive XC tyre
    • Dual compound
    • Optimised for loose and wet conditions
    • EXO puncture protection
    • Tubeless ready
    • Wide middle knobs provide excellent braking

    Recommended installation: Front with Aspen or Ikon at the rear


    Tyre Size

    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 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,, May 2018

    Pink Bike
    “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,, July 2017

    Bike Mag
    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,, April 2016

    Forekaster Tyre: User Reviews

    Sometimes the best reviews come from cyclists just like you.

    Rider,, January 2020:
    “Inflate tubeless easily and works well as an all-conditions rear tyre.” 

    Rider,, January 2019:
    “I’ve been running these for about a year, on a couple of bikes, XC and trail/enduro, front and rear or as a front tyre with an Ikon on the rear, run them on hardpack, in mud, wet roots, in the Alps through rocky descents, worked well in all conditions” 

    Rider,, October 2019:
    “This is an excellent all-round tyre, great grip in wet/dry conditions, Rolls very well. Can’t go wrong with Maxxis.” 

     Rider,, October 2019:
    “Just make sure you choose the right compound to suit your style of riding. I chose the 3C max speed, that gives you a harder compound top centre for faster rolling and soft compound to the outer of the tyre to give better grip for cornering, I tested this tyre at Cannock chase on all 3 trails in the pouring rain and I could not fault it. For Trail centres/ cross country riding in the wet this tyre cannot be beaten.”

    Rider,, November 2019:
    “This tyre is a great rear tyre, matched with a high roller 2 or minion dhf, good grip everywhere, and clears mud very well, it’s also fast considering the amount of grip. Not as grippy as a dhr but much better all rounder if don’t ride rocky downhill stuff.” 




    An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.


    Tubeless Ready

    Tubeless downhill set-ups are a great way to shave some weight and spend more time in the bike park or shuttling hot laps on your local runs. Sealant-compatible rubber is used with the familiar Maxxis dual-ply 60 TPI downhill construction and butyl insert for support and rim protection in order to offer the benefits of increased grip and reliability. A Tubeless Ready bead securely locks to the rim and the foldable bead provides additional weight savings.