Rekon Race

    Rekon Race

    • XC (Cross Country)

    The Maxxis Rekon Race is a semi-slick XC race tire that features the lowest profile tread in our XC line. It is a great choice for dry XC trails and short track racing.

    • Rubber:
      • Dual compound (best for dry, hard conditions)
      • MaxxSpeed (2023) (best for XC race use)
    • Casings:
      • 60 TPI + EXO (best for general XC use)
      • 120 TPI + EXO (best for XC race use)
    • Wide Trail (WT) sizes are optimized for 30-35mm inner width rims
    • Tubeless Ready specs are denoted with a “TR” in the tables below
    • Bicycle technology explainer

    Category: XC Race, XC

    Recommended use: Dry XC trails, short track

    Recommended installation: Rear

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    Performance Ratings

    Rolling Speed

    Cornering Control

    Braking Traction

    Specs

    Part #
    Size
    ETRTO
    TPI
    Bead
    Weight (g)
    Compound
    Max PSI
    Tech
    Color
    Application
    27.5"
    27.5X2.25
    TB00244600
    27.5X2.25
    57-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    634
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.35
    TB00230500
    27.5X2.35
    60-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    707
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29"
    29X2.25
    TB00229000
    29X2.25
    57-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    691
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Tan Wall
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.25
    TB00046300
    29X2.25
    57-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    681
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.35
    TB00139700
    29X2.35
    60-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    774
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.35
    TB00219800
    29X2.35
    60-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    776
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Tan Wall
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.35
    TB00139800
    29X2.35
    60-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    733
    DUAL
    60
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.40WT
    TB00417300
    29X2.40WT
    61-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    828
    DUAL
    50
    EXO/TR
    Tan Wall
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.40WT
    TB00211100
    29X2.40WT
    61-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    759
    DUAL
    50
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.40WT
    TB00465000
    29X2.40WT
    61-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    825
    MAXX SPEED
    40
    MaxxSpeed/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    Available Technologies

    Available Technologies

    MaxxSpeed

    The new MaxxSpeed (2023) is our top-shelf rubber compound for XC racing. It’s a high-silica content compound which reduces rolling resistance while also enhancing wet traction. Compared to the previous 3C MaxxSpeed, the new compound has approximately 25% less rolling resistance in a lab setting (using the same tread pattern, construction, and tire pressure). In a real world setting, our testing shows the new compound can save up to a minute over the course of a 90-minute race.

    Cutaway section of bike tire. Maxxspeed.

    EXO

    EXO is a cut- and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of many Maxxis mountain bike and gravel tires. This densely woven fabric is lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for enhanced durability for gravel, XC, and light-duty trail riding.

    EXO Cutaway for web

    Tubeless Ready

    Tubeless ready tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting because there is no tube. Tubeless ready tires are denoted by the letters “TR” on the sidewall.
    Tubeless ready tires must be mounted to tubeless compatible rims and require the use of a liquid sealant to maintain pressure. Liquid sealants have the added benefit of sealing small punctures. Be sure to check your sealant regularly and refresh as needed as it will dry out over time.
    Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tires: tubeless road, tubular, and tubeless ready. The use of liquid sealants in any other Maxxis tire will void the warranty.
    Tubeless Ready Maxxis Shorty bicycle tire.

    Wide Trail

    Wide Trail (WT) construction optimizes the tire’s tread layout and profile on today’s modern, wider rims. Traditional tires are designed around older, narrower rims and can create an overly square tire profile, leading to less than optimal performance. WT tires are optimized for a 35mm inner rim width but are proven to work over a range from 30-35mm inner rim widths, depending on the rider’s preference.

    Maxxis Wide Trail XC tires are optimized for use with 30mm internal width rims, but they will perform well on rims as narrow as 25mm. Maxxis does not recommend rims wider than 30mm or narrower than 25mm

    Diagram of Maxxis' Wide Trail construction for trail, enduro, and downhill

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