Maxxis Tires Simplified – The Best Combos For Your Mountain Bike

Maxxis Tires Simplified – The Best Combos For Your Mountain Bike

Today we are talking about Maxxis mountain bike tires. No two tires are built alike so picking the proper front and rear mountain bike tire combo for the job is essential. In this video, Jeff runs us through a comprehensive list of his favorite Maxxis Tire Combos for every imaginable trail condition and riding style. We cover the entire gamut of tires for every discipline from ultra-light XC tires like the Ikon, Reckon, and Rekon Race to the mid-weight offerings with more traction like the Dissector and Minion DHR II. If you lean more toward the enduro or downhill side of things, the Minion DHF and Assegai tires might be more your speed. Check out the video and see which set of Maxxis tires is right for you!

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Watch our Maxxis Tire Guide for 2020 video:

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  1. Πon June 4, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    Maxxis tires simplified: buy Schwalbe

  2. VDel on June 4, 2021 at 5:51 pm

    I use DHF front and rear on my 2021 Kona Honzo. Great tire combo for where I ride.

  3. Fer Cabrera-Gilbert on June 4, 2021 at 5:53 pm

    I just installed a Rekon 2.4/DRHII 2.4 on my trail bike. I had 2.6 Hans Dampf front and rear. The bike is much lighter. Tomorrow morning I’m going to test them!

  4. Toknowthetruth 2 on June 4, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Why didn’t you mention a tire for basic street and concrete riding.

  5. Jonathan Lestarczyk on June 4, 2021 at 5:56 pm

    Which Maxxis combo would you recommend for trail riding in the Midwest. I have a Giant Trance Advanced Pro 3, 29er. Thanks

  6. Jaron Segay on June 4, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    *Laughs in 600 dollar hardtail with the double ass rubbers*

  7. SkiVermont on June 4, 2021 at 5:58 pm

    Me building a pole taival with dh casing dhf/dissector combo.

  8. Steven on June 4, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    2:52 – Dissector Rear, DHR II Front. Exactly the opposite of the spec on the @ibiscycles IBIS Riley!

  9. Gonçalo Silva on June 4, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    I just bought what I think will be the best tire combo for me all around.
    I live in Madeira Island is a mix of sun and rain and all types of terrain. After my favorite combo dhr2 back high roller 2 front on my hardtail, I decided to go for Dissector 2.4 back and high roller 2 3c front in 27.5 wheels.
    Tell me what do you think…

  10. Peteris Trups on June 4, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Cross country / icon back recon front , that’s it 🤞

  11. Borys Debicki on June 4, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    i have a 2,35′ front and 2,25′ rear

  12. Bobbo Cee on June 4, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    Double Minion DHR II 👌🏼

  13. Victor Lara on June 4, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    What do you think about the onza porcupine tires, 29. 2.4

  14. ART BOCO on June 4, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve struggling with steering balance using ikon for front tires. I wanna am i the only one?

  15. Chad Ledford on June 4, 2021 at 6:11 pm

    Ass guy sucks for anything except super steep terrain. Dhr front and dissector rear 👍👍👍👍

  16. Therealsmurf Therealsmurf on June 4, 2021 at 6:15 pm

    minions DHR in the front reckon race in the rear

  17. Hwy88 Forever on June 4, 2021 at 6:16 pm

    Still in the experimental phase. Run same types of trails as Jeff. Dissector front and rekon rear was fast. DHF 2.5 and rekon 2.4 is still pretty fast and mentally I like knowing I have one of the beefiest front tires there is.

  18. Jay Lamps on June 4, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    Only problem is that he rarely uses the words ‘wet’ or ‘mud’ …. All the videos are on nice dry trails .. In the UK we have 6 months of rain leading to heavy mud trails…. Share the love bruv 🤯

  19. Worldwide Cyclery on June 4, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    What do you think is the best tire combo? Let us know!

    Also watch the several hundred other videos on tires we have:

  20. James Jurado on June 4, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Assegai front / High Roller rear!

  21. Andres Diaz on June 4, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    Maxxis ardent front and rear for XCO are fantastic.

    Fast and decent grip

  22. Alien Creep on June 4, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Dhrear / dhfront 👌

  23. Liqweed1337 on June 4, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    just DHF & DHR II like its supposed to be

  24. The Cappy on June 4, 2021 at 6:20 pm

    Do the Dissectors come in not WT? My wheel ID are 25cm. Max width of tire for my bike is 2.5. I’m thinking 2.4 front 2.25 rear.

  25. marketing handal on June 4, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Hi I wanna use Ikon 27,5 x 2.20 for Back and Ardent 27,5 x 2.20 for Front, is it good?

  26. Dave F. on June 4, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    This video was made for me! I’m like deer in headlights trying to decide what tires to run. Still no closer to figuring that out.

  27. Daniel Gomez on June 4, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I put double dhf2 in this weekend i am going to test that

  28. UNLI PEDAL on June 4, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    All around ignitor maxxis

  29. Howling Beats on June 4, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    What about an Assegai and Dissector F/R?

  30. Texicanessian MTB on June 4, 2021 at 6:29 pm

    Assegai exo+ front and agressor DD back…The best!

  31. Travel the Narrow Trail on June 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm

    @01:47 is out of control! 😂Where’d you find this?

  32. Gator Deitz on June 4, 2021 at 6:32 pm

    Other than name, what’s the difference between a Mountain Bike and a Trail Bike? At a glance they look the same. I call my Trek Mamba a Trail Bike but the dealer said it’s a Mountain Bike. Asking for a friend lol

  33. Fred Van Allen Realtor, First Team Real Estate CHRISTIE'S on June 4, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    OK. What about tire pressures?????????

  34. Henric Oscarsson on June 4, 2021 at 6:33 pm

    I ride a DHR II 29×2.30 in the rear and a High Roller II 29×2.30 in the front…on my XC bike.Let it begin! 😀

  35. James Eadmer Dela Cruz on June 4, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    My plan is to upgrade my tires with a 2.35×29 rear (Knobby tires) and a 2.1×29 front (Low profile with small traction). Fast momentum on both but grippy on the rear for better traction while a low profile on the front will provide great handling.

  36. Alvaro Besnier on June 4, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    What would you recommend for slippery mud situations

  37. eaxnitro on June 4, 2021 at 6:35 pm

    What about High Roller 2?
    What about Maxxis Ardent?
    What about Ardent Race?

  38. David Dorado on June 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Your vids are good. But those clips you insert are annoying and not very funny

  39. Eric Godfrey on June 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    Meh, I lost all interest in Maxxis tires once I got my Kenda Pinner Pro front and Kenda Hellkat Pro rear. No Maxxis I have ever owned compares to these tires

  40. Jim Zhang on June 4, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    DHF front and high roller 2 rear is a combo for all mountain

  41. Gerald Ponce on June 4, 2021 at 6:39 pm

    Mine got Assegai front and rekon race at the back.. Any thoughts?

  42. Carlos Gonzalo Ibanez Alcala on June 4, 2021 at 6:42 pm

    Does the type of tire you show here make any difference for punctures?

  43. Noah Clark on June 4, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    personally i run a assegei in the front and the dhf in the rear gives me e best of both worlds

  44. RAIGA on June 4, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    whats the best combo for a enduro downhill? (only maxxis)

  45. Gabriel Neboyia on June 4, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Tubeless. /Is this the way?

  46. Casey Jones on June 4, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    My Pivot Switchblade came with DHF front and rear. When they got worn enough to start weeping sealant through the sidewalls I replaced them with Ardents front and rear. I didn’t think I could get better traction than the DHF’S, but wow was I wrong. Plus I saved over 2 pounds of rotational weight!!!

  47. Joe Rico on June 4, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Come in guys. Pressure Maxxis to make the Assagai in a 26 x 2.3 / 26 x 2.4 / 26 x 2.5 in the tougher casings. They would sell like fucking hot cakes.

  48. שמוליק מזרחי on June 4, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Just great ! Clear, decisive, effective !!! thanks.

  49. Xavier Reyes on June 4, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Ordered my maxxis ikon for my XC

  50. StuffOffYouStuff on June 4, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Great review. Love the clips used too. Thanks