Rekon Race

    Rekon Race

    • Race
    • Speed

    The Rekon Race is a semi-slick World Cup-winning cross-country race cycle tyre for riders who want to find out what they’re really capable of.

    • EXO Protection available
    • Tubeless Ready (TR)
    • Race version of the Rekon with smaller and shorter knobs
    • Can be used as a rear tyre paired with a more aggressive front tread
    • Can also be used as a front and rear tyre for short track racing

    Recommended installation: Rear


    Tyre Size

    Who rides the Rekon Race?

    Choose your tyres wisely. The opinion of a World Champion is a good place to start.

    Nino Schurter
    Swiss cross-country cyclist Nino Schurter chooses to ride the Rekon Race, and has won countless World Cups, becoming only the second man to hold 7 World Cup overall titles.

    Rekon Race Tyre Test Results

    Look to professional reviewers for reliable opinions:

    Pink Bike
    “The tyre felt noticeably fast. It seemed to hold its speed both uphill and certainly downhill. Braking, it was substantially easier than Maxxis’ other XC tyres to break loose and slide into turns on top of the tread. Once I gained some confidence in it and leaned it over at speed and in off-camber terrain, I was impressed with how well it hooked up on the side knobs. I felt that the tyre was very predictable and easy to push in turns when on the edge without fear of breaking it free.

    Maxxis has an incredibly comprehensive tire line with more choices than you’d want to count when you add all of the tyres coupled with their sizes, widths, casings, and compounds together. The Rekon Race fills a small but important spot in that line. Coupled with the appropriate front tyre in the right conditions, the Rekon Race is a great contender for the rider looking for a fast-rolling semi-slick XC tyre that can still handle corners and variable conditions without feeling totally sketchy and out of control.” – Daniel Sapp,, July 2018

    Single Track World
    “To understand where this tyre will sit in the Maxxis XC range: the Ikon has the tallest knobs, the Aspen has a taller centre tread but similar side knobs to the Rekon Race. The Rekon Race has the lower centre tread height.

    Hannah has had a very short ride on the new tyre, in some very dry and dusty conditions. She was surprised by just how much traction there was – quite something as Hannah is not used to either dust nor teeny tiny knobs on tyres. She’s managed to bag a tyre to bring home, so we’ll be able to check those weights and true tyre width very soon.” – Hannah Dobson,, April 2018

    Rekon Race Tyre: User Reviews

    Sometimes the best reviews come from riders just like you.

    Rider,, August 2019:
    “Excellent tire. Good grip. Excellent rolling resistance. Used both front and rear. Best for rear tire use. May lack of confidence when using front. Very comfortable. Easy to setup tubeless”

    Rider,, July 2019:
    “I’m using this as an all-around rear race tire. It stays on the bike much of the summer (I’ll swap back to my 650B+ tires after race season). Enough traction to use everywhere, roll pretty well. Overall, a better rear choice than the Ikon 2.35 (rolls better, still has good side knobs).”




    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.

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