Wide rims are nothing new to trail, enduro, and downhill riders. At this point, the benefits are well understood. By running wide rims with a matching Wide Trail tire, riders can run lower tire pressures, which improves traction and comfort while decreasing rolling resistance.

Now that the trend toward wider rims has reached cross country bikes, Maxxis is offering new Wide Trail (WT) specs of the Aspen and Rekon Race. Developed with input from Nino Schurter, Kate Courtney, and the rest of the SCOTT-SRAM MTB Racing Team, Maxxis’ WT XC tires are optimized for use with 30mm internal width rims.

The improved traction from the WT XC tires helps control the bike in difficult sections. I can ride at the limit while still being in control of my bike.

-Nino Schurter

SPECS:

 

Aspen and Rekon Race tread patterns

29x2.40WT size

• 30mm internal rim width recommended

• 25-30mm internal rim width acceptable

120 TPI casing

Dual Compound

EXO Protection reinforced sidewall

Tubeless Ready

Weights:

Aspen − 720g

Rekon Race − 760g

FITMENT:

 

Tread Size ETRTO Internal
Rim Width
(mm)
Inflation
Pressure
(PSI)
Tire Width
(mm)
Outside
Diameter
(mm)
Aspen 29x2.40WT 61-622 30 25 61±2 751±5
50 63.6 756.6
Rekon Race 29x2.40WT 61-622 30 25 61±2 751±5
50 62.9 753.4

Maxxis recommends that you use this tire with a 25-30mm wide rim (30mm is optimal). Maxxis recommends a minimum of 6mm clearance between the tire and all parts of the bicycle frame and fork.

 

 

Maxxis Wide Trail XC tires are optimized for use with 30mm internal width rims. A Maxxis WT XC tire mounted to a 30mm wide rim will measure 2.40” wide when inflated to 25 PSI. The WT XC tires will perform well on rims as narrow as 25mm, but Maxxis does not recommend rims narrower than 25mm or wider than 30mm.

 

Maxxis recommends a minimum of 6mm clearance between all parts of the bicycle (frame and fork) and the tire.

Wide Trail XC Compatible Bikes

 

Maxxis Wide Trail XC Tires

Maxxis recommends that you use this tire with a 25-30mm wide rim (30mm is optimal). Maxxis recommends a minimum of 6mm clearance between the tire and all parts of the bicycle frame and fork.

Not all XC race bikes will have ample tire clearance. Check with your bicycle manufacturer for specific measurements. The bikes below have been tested and proven to fit our Wide Trail XC tires:

 

For me, the biggest two factors in a tire are performance and durability. The WT XC tires are the best combination of both."

-Kate Courtney

Brand Compatible models Model Year
Canondale F-Si -
Canondale Scalpel -
Ibis DV9 2019+
Intense Sniper -
Kona Hei Hei -
Lapierre XR 2022+
Niner AIR 9 RDO 2019+
Niner RKT 9 RDO 2019+
Orbea Alma 2021+
Orbea Oiz 2021+
Pivot Mach 4 SL -
Rocky Mountain Element 2017+
Santa Cruz Blur 2019+
Santa Cruz Highball 2019+
Scott Spark -
Yeti SB100 -

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