Maxxis to debut first tubeless BMX tyre and winter studded lines at Taipei Cycle Show

Maxxis is soon to lift the lid on a handful of new product lines at the Taipei Cycle Show, which opens its doors tomorrow.

Remaining on course to offer a multitude of solutions for each category the tyre giant is extending its offering in the road, cyclocross and BMX markets, as well as introducing new DoubleDown and DH variants of its MTB range, including the High Roller II, Aggressor, Shorty, Minion DHF and Minion DHR II.

Flagging up a first for its BMX racing portfolio, the rubber giant is to debut the Torch tyre, its first with tubeless capability. Currently the lightest BMX tube weighs between 30g to 40g, however the new Torch design cuts out that extra weight and gives riders a much lighter, tubeless product ideal for staying ahead of the competition. The tyre will be available in the 20×1.75 size only.

Furthermore, the label will introduce two new versions of Minion DHF and DHR ll tyres, and one new version of the Shorty tyre. The new options have been modified to sit alongside the tubeless ready High Roller II tyre built with a downhill casing. Additionally the tyres have been designed with the Wide Trail technology for use on rims with an internal width of 35mm. All three will be available in 27.50×2.50WT, in both folding aramid bead and wire bead.

The Minion DHF and DHR ll will also be available in the bigger plus size of 27.50×2.60, which has 7% more air volume than the 2.50 and will be folding bead only.

Maxxis will be extending its DoubleDown offering with the addition of the Highroller ll DD tyre which will be available as a tubeless tyre in a 27.5×2.50 Wide Trail design, with a 3C MaxxTerra compound and an aggressive tread design.

The Aggressor tyre will also be launched in the 27.5×2.50 Wide Trade size.

A further expansion into the studded tyres category offers three new tyres designed to provide extra grip for the most icy winter conditions, designed for mountain bikes and standard bicycles. The unique design at the bottom of the studs means that once they have been secured onto the tread body they are unlikely to detach, are easy to replace and don’t puncture the tyre’s casing.

The studded tyre range includes three sizes; the thinnest measures at 700 × 40C and is a wire bead Maxx-Ice, tube-type, 60tpi construction with single compound rubber. It includes the Silk Shield bead to bead puncture protection, a heavy knob pattern and a winter rubber compound to help it remain supple and grip in sub-freezing temps. This is followed by the 29 × 2.10 sized Matterhorn tyre with 60tpi, tubeless ready casing with a folding bead. This is a completely new mountain bike tread pattern, designed for trail riding on ice and any 29er bike. The biggest in the range is the 260 × 4.80 Moosetrak, a fat bike tyre option for riding safely in icy weather conditions. This has a folding bead with 120tpi, tubeless ready casing with a dual winter rubber compound.

Maxxis managing director, Derek McMartin commented: “We are fully committed to becoming the one stop shop for high quality bicycle tyres so extending our product ranges to offer a vast choice to all types of cyclists is a key part of that strategy.

“When it comes to product innovation we strives to be the best that we can be and ensure that we are always investing into researching and developing the most cutting edge products, which incorporate the latest technologies, designs and materials that the market has to offer.

“Taipei is among the most important events in the global cycling industry calendar so it’s apt that we’ll be there with a stronger presence than ever, unveiling a number of new and exciting products and variants to some Maxxis classics, and – most importantly, demonstrating that we mean business when we say we want to conquer all cycle categories.”