Overdrive Excel

    Overdrive Excel

    • Road
    • Gravel

    The Overdrive Excel tyre is designed to save time and money on trekking rides on your mountain bike.

    • Dual compound for reliability and grip
    • Grooved slick design for all-weather grip
    • Puncture-resistant thanks to SilkShield bead-to-bead protection
    • Reflective tyre for added visibility and safety
    • Designed for road and some off-road use

    Specs

    Tyre Size
    Rim
    Bead
    Technology
    Weight
    Application
    26
    26X1.75
    26
    WIRE
    SilkShield
    1.188
    HYBRID
    26X2.00
    26
    WIRE
    SilkShield
    1.551
    HYBRID
    700
    700X32C
    700
    WIRE
    SilkShield
    1.023
    HYBRID
    700X35C
    700
    WIRE
    SilkShield
    1.144
    HYBRID
    700X40C
    700
    WIRE
    SilkShield
    1.331
    HYBRID

    Performance Ratings

    Lightweight

    Grip

    Rolling Resistance

    Wear

    Puncture Resistance

    Overdrive Excel Tyre: User Reviews

    Rider, Bike24.com, September 2018:
    “Bought a pair of 700 x 35 Overdrives several years ago to replace a pair of stock Kendas that came with my Raleigh Misceo 1.0 and wore out after just 3,000km. My inexperience really shone, because I was stunned by how much better the Excels rolled. My average speed was 2km/h faster, and the tread did not seem to wear quickly. I’ve done about 5,000km on mine, mostly done on sealed roads, and the tread looks about only half worn… I’ve used the Overdrives on my Raleigh hybrid, and my GT Transeo 2.0 hybrid. Only had one puncture.” 

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, August 2015:
    “I purchased one of these Maxxis Overdrive for the rear of my Merida Crossway trainer and at $35.00 was I surprised although it did look to be a quality tyre and with the extra layer of protection under the tread durely nothing is going to get through with that and the slime. Straight after fitting the tyre I did a 112km highway trip and was impressed by the handling and cornering ability.” 

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles, August 2019:
    “Nice looking tyre, excellent rolling resistance and a good hybrid tyre pattern, but I picked up a puncture within a week; the tyre is very grippy, almost soft, this could be just bad luck which is why I have it only 4 stars. Other than this annoyance I am happy with the tyre, not really a light tyre but not bad at 700g and would be a good hybrid for urban use.” 

    Technology

    Technology

    SilkShield

    Maxxis SilkShield is an exclusive protective material which offers protection from bead to bead, whereas Silkworm is found only under the tread. Both increase puncture and tear resistance without adding much weight.

    Silkshield