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Price $49.99 at Competitive Cyclist
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$68.00 at REI
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$59.00 at Amazon
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Pros Fast-rolling, easy to installEXO sidewall protection, excellent cornering grip, good on front or rear, dual compound increases longevityExcellent cornering, reasonable weight for size, good braking traction, durableVersatile, affordable, great all-around use, intermediate tread height, fast rollingAmazing cornering abilities, performs well in all conditions, stiff and tough casing
Cons Poor braking performance, vague cornering abilities, not meant for aggressive ridingNot the best for hardpack, high rolling resistance, requires good techniqueHigher rolling resistance, expensive-ishNot the best braking tractionSlower rolling, harder rubber compound
Bottom Line An efficient tire with low rolling resistance that falters when ridden aggressivelyStep up your game and start leaving your friends in the dustAn aggressive rear tire that lives up to its prestigious monikerA killer rear tire that does it all wellA shred-worthy front tire that delivers exceptional performance on all areas of the trail
Rating Categories Mountain King ProTection 2.6 Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO Wild Enduro Front 2.4
Cornering (25%)
5
9
8
8
9
Pedaling Traction (20%)
6
7
9
8
7
Braking Traction (20%)
5
9
9
7
9
Rolling Resistance (15%)
8
7
6
9
6
Longevity (15%)
7
8
8
8
8
Installation (5%)
9
8
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8
7
Specs Mountain King... Maxxis Minion DHF... Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Aggressor... Wild Enduro Front...
Size tested 27.5" x 2.6" 27.5" x 2.3" 27.5" x 2.4" 27.5" x 2.3" 29" x 2.4"
Weight as tested 835g 870g 917g 885g 1002g
Front, Rear, or Both Front, Both Front, Both Rear, Both Rear Front
Casing Tested Protection EXO EXO EXO Gravity Shield
Compound Tested Black Chili Maxx Terra 3C Maxx Terra Dual Magi-X
Bead Folding Foldable Foldable Foldable Folding
Tread Count (TPI) 180 60 60 60 60
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