Rambler

    Rambler

    • Mud
    • Gravel

    The Rambler is our most popular gravel and dirt road racing tyre, perfect for hardpack roads and asphalt.

    • Dual compound
    • Gravel-specific tyre
    • Designed with the volume you need for comfort
    • Tread pattern for speed and control
    • Spaced-out side knobs provide predictable cornering in varied terrain
    • SilkShield or EXO puncture protection

    Recommended installation: Front and Rear

    Specs

    Tyre Size
    Rim
    Bead
    Technology
    Weight
    Application
    700
    700X40C
    700
    CARBON
    EXO/TR
    0.86
    HYBRID
    700X40C
    700
    CARBON
    SilkShield/TR
    0.959
    HYBRID
    700X38C
    700
    CARBON
    EXO/TR
    0.882
    HYBRID

    Rambler Tyre Tests

    Look to professional tyre tests for real insight into our tyres' performance.

    Bike Radar
    BikeRadar.com rated the Rambler a solid 4.5/5:
    “On hardpack gravel, the Ramblers really cruised. With the 40mm tread pumped up to a luxurious 55psi or so, the resulting ride was cushy, comfortable and just about perfect for taking in the scenery while still maintaining a decent speed.

    Even with the closely spaced middle tread, they were decently grippy when wet. Coming out of stream crossings, tires dripping with mud and water, torquing my way up the rocks I expected to spin the rear but somehow it held on and propelled me forward.

    When the roads turned twisty, the Ramblers were nicely consistent. The overall profile is very round for a predictable lean. The side knobbies have a bit more spacing for a touch more bite, but laying them over hard isn’t really on the cards as the knobs are pretty tiny.

    Braking traction was decent as well, much better than the fast-rolling Schwalbe G-One’s with their file tread pattern.

    I very much appreciated the EXO sidewall and tubeless compatibility. I took the Ramblers on some very rough forest roads with loads of sharp, square-edged rocks and made it through unscathed. In my opinion, all gravel tires should include sidewall protection to ward off punctures and pinches, as well as shrug off sidewall tears.

    Maxxis labels the Rambler as a gravel bike tire and it hits the mark. They’re cushy at 40mm wide, have excellent puncture protection, and roll quite well when ticking off the miles.” – Russell Eich, BikeRadar.com, June 2017

    Rambler Tyre: User Reviews

    Sometimes the best tyre reviews come from gravel cyclists just like you.

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, August 2019:
    “Rear lasted over 1300 miles. Great grip and also roll fast. Set up tubeless no problem. Highly recommend.”

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, August 2019:
    “Rolls well on both tar and gravel, I ran 30psi cornered good and soaked up the bumps.”

    Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, October 2019:
    “Just rode these 40mm tires tubeless on 300K of rail trail… Light & comfortable. No flats or leakage. Smoothed bumps/washboard as best as possible. Good traction when aired down to 30-35 psi in sand. Tend to hold onto sand/mud when wet, but that never slowed me down.”

    Technology

    Technology

    EXO

    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.

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    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

    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.

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