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    New Tires from Maxxis

    I'm here at the Taipei Cycle Show, and I've tweeted some photos of some of the new tires from Maxxis.

    If you're interested in having a look, please visit my twitter page (@ugaswimmerbr1).

    Unfortunately none of these tires are available for sale yet, but they should be soon. Please contact your local distributor to inquire about availability.
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    Thanks! Would love it if you could get Q to carry the HR2 in anything but wire bead.
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    Bholwell: Are the new tubeless ready tyres a tighter bead than standard? Reason I'm asking is I'm using 29er Crests and some TR tyres (a different brand) are just too tight a fit on those to be practical for me. I just tried an Icon (29x2.2 EXO) and it was perfect - pretty tight but I can still fit it with thumbs I'm hoping the TR tyres aren't going to be tighter....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Thanks! Would love it if you could get Q to carry the HR2 in anything but wire bead.
    These are tubeless ready (with UST spec bead), so no chance of a wire bead version. Not possible.
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    Yes. The DHR II has now been approved for production using 3 tread compound configurations: MaxxPro 60a, SuperTacky, and 3C MaxxGrip (triple compound)- all 2 ply casings, wire bead, butyl insert DH tires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimification View Post
    Bholwell: Are the new tubeless ready tyres a tighter bead than standard? Reason I'm asking is I'm using 29er Crests and some TR tyres (a different brand) are just too tight a fit on those to be practical for me. I just tried an Icon (29x2.2 EXO) and it was perfect - pretty tight but I can still fit it with thumbs I'm hoping the TR tyres aren't going to be tighter....
    Yes. Maxxis tubeless ready tires utilize a UST spec bead, so the inside diameter of the bead is a little smaller than the inside diameter of a standard tube-type bead. The Crest rims are designed with a larger-than-typical bead seat diameter to ensure that tube-type tires have a tight interface between the rim and the bead. As a result, some UST tires can be difficult to mount (like Geax, for instance).

    So since they are UST spec beads, Maxxis can only guaranty a reliable tubeless fit on UST approved rims. Any other rim may be hit or miss. I have, however, mounted these tires on Flow rims without trouble.
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    No tweet?

    No Tweet results for @ugaswimmerbr1


    I get this message on your twitter page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    These are tubeless ready (with UST spec bead), so no chance of a wire bead version. Not possible.
    Not a reference to your twitter pic, rather a reference to what they are carrying now:

    Maxxis High Roller 2 Tire Black 26x2.40 3C Wire, TB74177100
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    Quote Originally Posted by 661lee View Post
    No Tweet results for @ugaswimmerbr1


    I get this message on your twitter page.
    I'm not sure what the issue might be... They show up fine when I'm not logged in.

    Twitter

    Perhaps some good samaratain will post up the pics here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    Not a reference to your twitter pic, rather a reference to what they are carrying now:

    Maxxis High Roller 2 Tire Black 26x2.40 3C Wire, TB74177100
    Ah, ok. Yes, so for some reason QBP only picked up the triple compound DH version of the High Roller II. If you're looking for the folding Exo version, have your lbs check out BTI (they carry both the 60a and the 3C MaxxTerra) or Hawley.
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    I am the LBS, and I have been getting them from BTI. Just easier to order from Q sometimes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ignazjr View Post
    I am the LBS, and I have been getting them from BTI. Just easier to order from Q sometimes.
    I see! Then please, if you don't mind, ask Q to pick up the other tires. This will help us also!
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    Cool, will do. We sell a lot of Maxxis in the shop here, big fans. Sometimes I try to get everything from one vendor for freight mins, etc. You know the drill. I'll push them for this. thanks.
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    From twitter.com/#!/ugaswimmerbr1



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    No tubeless ready Ignitor 29?

    Mine won't keep air longer than about 2 1/2 days so far, but I love the tire and don't want to change.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    Yes. Maxxis tubeless ready tires utilize a UST spec bead, so the inside diameter of the bead is a little smaller than the inside diameter of a standard tube-type bead. The Crest rims are designed with a larger-than-typical bead seat diameter to ensure that tube-type tires have a tight interface between the rim and the bead. As a result, some UST tires can be difficult to mount (like Geax, for instance).

    So since they are UST spec beads, Maxxis can only guaranty a reliable tubeless fit on UST approved rims. Any other rim may be hit or miss. I have, however, mounted these tires on Flow rims without trouble.
    Big thumbs up for the Tubeless Ready UST spec, have been awaiting them from Maxxis.

    I think that the future of standardized rim-bead sits right there

    - Light UST rims (cheaper options with tape like WTB frequency)
    - UST Bead
    - Light, air-porous, cut resistant sidewall designed to be run with sealant

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    What other tire models can we expect in a tubeless ready variant?

    I've always loved Maxxis tires but I'm moving more and more towards tubeless ready tires with sidewall protection and often find the Maxxis LUST too heavy for racing... so I moved towards Schwalbe & Geax in recent years while using LUST versions of my favorite models. Having TLR versions of most models would be awesome!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    Yes. Maxxis tubeless ready tires utilize a UST spec bead, so the inside diameter of the bead is a little smaller than the inside diameter of a standard tube-type bead. The Crest rims are designed with a larger-than-typical bead seat diameter to ensure that tube-type tires have a tight interface between the rim and the bead. As a result, some UST tires can be difficult to mount (like Geax, for instance).

    So since they are UST spec beads, Maxxis can only guaranty a reliable tubeless fit on UST approved rims. Any other rim may be hit or miss. I have, however, mounted these tires on Flow rims without trouble.


    bholwell: What kind of weight did the tubeless ready HR2 end up at?
    I am also happy to see tubeless ready with UST spec bead. ++ for WTB new rim products UST ready.
    Happy to see DHR2 heading to market also.
    Thanks!

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    Damn... I was hoping that they would have a 29er version of the ADvantage coming out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fermenter View Post
    bholwell: What kind of weight did the tubeless ready HR2 end up at?
    I am also happy to see tubeless ready with UST spec bead. ++ for WTB new rim products UST ready.
    Happy to see DHR2 heading to market also.
    Thanks!
    I know the weight of the prototype samples, however the average weight of the prototypes is a little different than the final production weight (which is a target number with an allowable tolerance). So I'll need to get that info from the factory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PissedOffCil View Post
    What other tire models can we expect in a tubeless ready variant?

    I've always loved Maxxis tires but I'm moving more and more towards tubeless ready tires with sidewall protection and often find the Maxxis LUST too heavy for racing... so I moved towards Schwalbe & Geax in recent years while using LUST versions of my favorite models. Having TLR versions of most models would be awesome!
    Well, I can't really comment on tires that have not yet been released to the public. But it makes sense to offer our better-selling & newer models in a tubeless ready version.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters View Post
    Thank you very much for posting the photos.
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    The new DHR2 is a really great tire. I love the new tire decals bholwell. They look sharp!

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    Quote Originally Posted by leggatt View Post
    The new DHR2 is a really great tire. I love the new tire decals bholwell. They look sharp!
    Thanks! I can't really take credit for the new hotpatch design, though. That's the work of our awesome graphics design team.
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    I love the HR2 on my SB-66. You have to have some serious nerve to push it to the limits of traction and it clears mud almost like a mud specific tire.

    It is definitely the best all around tread that I've run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    Well, I can't really comment on tires that have not yet been released to the public. But it makes sense to offer our better-selling & newer models in a tubeless ready version.
    So does that mean the Ignitor isn't a better selling model... or are you being coy about other options yet to come?
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    DHR II looks awesome!

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    Any plan for a High Roller II in 26 x 2.4 single ply in tubeless ready?

    How about 28c tubeless road tires?

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    Are the HRII 2.25's old Maxxis sizing or more like the Advantage/Ardent sizing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ptrick View Post
    Are the HRII 2.25's old Maxxis sizing or more like the Advantage/Ardent sizing?
    They actually measure 2.3 inches across the tread. We might change the sizing to 26x2.3 and 29x2.3.

    All new sizes/tires should be accurate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagaredama View Post
    Any plan for a High Roller II in 26 x 2.4 single ply in tubeless ready?

    How about 28c tubeless road tires?
    I'm sorry, but unfortunately I cannot talk about any tires currently in development.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skiahh View Post
    So does that mean the Ignitor isn't a better selling model... or are you being coy about other options yet to come?
    No, I'm not saying anything about the Ignitor regarding sales numbers. I just can't speak about any tire until it's released to the public.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    I know the weight of the prototype samples, however the average weight of the prototypes is a little different than the final production weight (which is a target number with an allowable tolerance). So I'll need to get that info from the factory.
    Hey don't worry about it. I saw from the pics here that they are exo so I'll assume they wont be much if any heavier.

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    They actually measure 2.3 inches across the tread. We might change the sizing to 26x2.3 and 29x2.3.

    All new sizes/tires should be accurate.
    Thanks. Looks like Maxxis is finally getting some decent tread trail weight tires out there for those of us that value traction. (and I'll have a match for the newer EXO Minion new 3C compound). I love the old High Roller, but for some reason it is great for a while, and once worn in a bit (in the rear), it starts going all over the place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bholwell View Post
    I'm sorry, but unfortunately I cannot talk about any tires currently in development.
    Any plans for a large volume 2.35"or 2.4" tubeless ready Ignitor in the Super Tacky compound?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979@optusnet.com.au View Post
    Any plans for a large volume 2.35"or 2.4" tubeless ready Ignitor in the Super Tacky compound?!
    Now this is a tyre I would buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roadsters View Post


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    I want... no NEED this!!! Any idea when it will be available?
    Better to have and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

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    hey bholwell, any update on when we'll start seeing the tubeless-ready tires available?

    and on a somewhat related note, has anyone been running the current HR2 Exo tubeless with good results?

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    Tubeless Ready

    This is the main reason I have been running Schwalbe and Specialized recently. I like the TR Specialized Butchers well enough, but I really want the TR HR2 for out back!

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    Any news when TubelessReady tires will be available? Looking for HR2 or DHF

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    Quote Originally Posted by tondar View Post
    Any news when TubelessReady tires will be available? Looking for HR2 or DHF
    bump

    It's strange that proto tires were introduced almost 1 year ago and still no official release?

    What about Minion DHR2 in 1ply TR version, that would be nice too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tondar View Post
    bump

    It's strange that proto tires were introduced almost 1 year ago and still no official release?

    What about Minion DHR2 in 1ply TR version, that would be nice too!
    It took a while to develop the compounds. The tires really shouldn't have been shown at that show. They seem to be dragging their feet, too...
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