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    Has Maxxis changed their Ikon 2.25 molds?

    I had some older 29x2.25 Ikons (I'm talking 4-5 years old) sitting in a plastic bin that I threw on my hardtail yesterday. When I put them next to my newer wheels/tires they looked absolutely puny. Granted, they are mounted on first generation NoTubes Arch rims, but they measured right around 2.1" across.

    Are newer 29x2.25 Ikons true to size, or are they still running small?

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    To my knowledge, Ikons are not available 2.25. Also tires do 'stretch' after being mounted/inflated for a bit so yours may end up pretty darn close to 2.2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy13 View Post
    To my knowledge, Ikons are not available 2.25. Also tires do 'stretch' after being mounted/inflated for a bit so yours may end up pretty darn close to 2.2.
    You are correct - they are 29 x 2.20, not 29x2.25. It is still amazing how much lower volume these tires are than the others I am using. I'll keep an eye on them, but I am not optimistic they are going to do that much stretching...

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    Ikon's will stretch pretty good. Just air them up to 35psi when you're not riding and that'll get them there faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raybum View Post
    Ikon's will stretch pretty good. Just air them up to 35psi when you're not riding and that'll get them there faster.
    I like the sentiment, but they've been at 35 psi for a week and neither of them has made it to 2.1" yet.

    Like I said these are pretty old - are new 29 x 2.20" tires reported to be wider?

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    Maxxis was famous for undersizing its tyres ( when looking at "inch" size, ISO size was correct ). Recently they became more honest in that department. So, yes - your newer tyres are bigger.

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