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    Maxxis Rekon Plus.... SilkShield???

    Anyone running the SilkShield version? I am running the 60 TPI standard EXO version on rocky trails and still getting cuts/abrasions which are deep enough that the sealant can be seen seeping all over the tire. Wondering if the SilkShield version is more bullet proof.

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    Hi Uly, the SilkShield layer is taken from our road tire lineup, offering bead-to-bead puncture protection. In the EXO/SilkShield build on the Rekon, the two layers work together to provide better support at lower pressure as well as increased bottom-out protection, reducing tire cuts.

    If you wanted to compare it to our standard MTB tires, the EXO/SilkShield construction is a midpoint between an EXO tire and a DoubleDown tire in terms of weight increase and protection.

    Many of our riders and OE partners are beginning to use the reinforced EXO/SilkShield Rekon+ in the rear with a standard EXO tire in the front. Please let us know if you have any other questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxxisTires View Post
    Hi Uly, the SilkShield layer is taken from our road tire lineup, offering bead-to-bead puncture protection. In the EXO/SilkShield build on the Rekon, the two layers work together to provide better support at lower pressure as well as increased bottom-out protection, reducing tire cuts.

    If you wanted to compare it to our standard MTB tires, the EXO/SilkShield construction is a midpoint between an EXO tire and a DoubleDown tire in terms of weight increase and protection.

    Many of our riders and OE partners are beginning to use the reinforced EXO/SilkShield Rekon+ in the rear with a standard EXO tire in the front. Please let us know if you have any other questions.
    Good news! Thanks for the info. I've got one on order. The Rekon is a great tire!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uly View Post
    Good news! Thanks for the info. I've got one on order. The Rekon is a great tire!
    So how did the tyre go? I want to drop some weight in the rear and am considering this as an option. I have the same issues as you with EXO tyres, they don't survive one ride.

    I have found Schwalbe Super Gravity to be the lightest strongest option so far....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jah0073 View Post
    So how did the tyre go? I want to drop some weight in the rear and am considering this as an option. I have the same issues as you with EXO tyres, they don't survive one ride.

    I have found Schwalbe Super Gravity to be the lightest strongest option so far....
    The SS Rekon is a tougher tire. I ran it through the same granite rock gardens the non-SS version had issues with. It still got a few micro cuts that you could visibly see the sealant seeping from. But no where near as many as the non-SS version. I did not have trouble with the extra 80 or so grams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uly View Post
    If you wanted to compare it to our standard MTB tires, the EXO/SilkShield construction is a midpoint between an EXO tire and a DoubleDowntire in terms of weight increase and protection.
    I am curious if the SS version is only 1.2% more resilient than the EXO as that is the percentage difference in weight? Or it is substantially more? does Maxxis tires know? Guess I will get one and see if it survives a day...

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