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    Maxxis Crossmark II Opinions.

    What’s the general opinion on the Maxxis Crossmark II tires?
    They appear to have a thread pattern/design for speed, but also good for cornering and braking.
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    Where you ride matters. I use CMII on both my hardtail and FS, front tire only. I ride mostly in North Georgia where there are a lot of punchy climbs with loose over hard or just hard pack. I like the added traction coming from an Ardent Race. The weight is not a big deal.

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    Maxxis Crossmark II Opinions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    Where you ride matters. I use CMII on both my hardtail and FS, front tire only. I ride mostly in North Georgia where there are a lot of punchy climbs with loose over hard or just hard pack. I like the added traction coming from an Ardent Race. The weight is not a big deal.
    Yeah. Similar in the places where I ride.
    I guess it could be a good replacement for an Ardent or Ardent Race, or even Ikons, if one is looking for good cornering and braking, without going all the way to the DHF/DHR2 tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    Where you ride matters. I use CMII on both my hardtail and FS, front tire only. I ride mostly in North Georgia where there are a lot of punchy climbs with loose over hard or just hard pack. I like the added traction coming from an Ardent Race. The weight is not a big deal.
    Sorry. I noticed you said front tire only.
    Why not front and rear? How long have you been using them?

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    when it's dry, brilliant, but when it's wet (on broken pavements), you're ****ed.

    The older crossmarks have a bit more grip to be honest.

    I would run them at the rear, but not the front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    Sorry. I noticed you said front tire only.
    Why not front and rear? How long have you been using them?
    Well the reason I use it front only is the weight. I really like to get my wheels/tires as light as possible and still have traction and reliability. I use EXO for flat protection. For the rear tire I like the Ikon. I find it to be light, reliable, and enough traction for the terrain I ride. In the past I have used the Icon on the front but I just don't like the transition when I lean it in the corners. I like the side knobs of the Crossmark II.

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    When I think, what is the most average, ho-hum, uninspiring tire I can think of? Crossmark.

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    Maxxis Crossmark II Opinions.

    I am on DHF front/DHR2 rear now. But I am looking for faster tires with similar cornering stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j102 View Post
    I am on DHF front/DHR2 rear now. But I am looking for faster tires with similar cornering stability.
    What bike are you riding and what is the terrain like?

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    I've been running a Crossmark II rear/DHF front combo for about a year and a half/1800 ish miles. Utah, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona. I think it works great on rock, packed sand, loose over hard, desert rubble, but also some alpine forest type rides. I think it's pretty awful in the wet, from my experience. Since I can usually avoid mud riding generally that's not a problem for me. It does seem to roll well and it's very rare that is slips out on me.
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    What bike are you riding and what is the terrain like?
    Specialized Chisel. Terrain is loose, loose over hard, with roots in some sections. It can get tricky when it rains but not too bad.
    I like to go fast and corner at speed (nothing crazy, intermediate skill rider) so cornering traction is a plus.

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    Sounds like where I ride too. You'd probably like the fast rolling center tread and the large side knobs of the Crossmark 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Georgia_Rider View Post
    Sounds like where I ride too. You'd probably like the fast rolling center tread and the large side knobs of the Crossmark 2.
    That was the idea I had in mind. But I guess I need to read more reviews.

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