Maxxis Aspen Tire Review

4.75 out of 5
By Syd Patricio    on Jan 19, 2010

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December 16, 2013
Model/Year: Maxxis Aspen

Pros: Very fast-rolling tire
Great for the front
Bead holds fairly low psi to give the 29er more grip

Cons: Looses grip in soft terrain

Recommendation: Like others before mentioned, this is not the best tire for loose, soft sand or dirt. Since I ride mostly in the desert this is an issue for me. (hence the 4) But everywhere else it holds the terrain extremely well and grips well to dive into turns, as well as keeping good speed and allowing me to run low psi

January 13, 2012
Pros: Fast, light, and durable

Cons: not for soft, loose, or wet terrain.

Recommendation: This tire is great for the front, but when ridding on anythhing loose are wet it slides when on the back.

May 4, 2011
Pros: Fast rolling, lightweight

Cons: The 2.1 is 2.00 inches. Price of the eXception series. This is due to the rubber being petroleum based, so as the price of petroleum increase, the tire price does.

Recommendation: I run tubeless with stans at 25psi. It is the best XC tire for the south.

January 30, 2010
Pros: Such a fast rolling tire, with good transitional knobs and decent cornering.

Cons: Does not like very soft terrain

Recommendation: A great tire for XC and big enough for some trail bikes with longer travel. Big volume in this tire extends the usefulness of the tire for the longer travel bikes. Fast enough for XC marathoners Just keep this tire on the harder side of terrains and your gold.