Maxxis Ignitor Tire Review

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Maxxis Maxxis ignitor

March 20, 2016
Model/Year: 2007

Pros: Grippy

Cons: Soft compound wears out quickly

Recommendation: I will be buying another set when these wear out. I did like them, not thrilled on the cost.

October 23, 2015
Pros: looks cool, good traction, good quality

March 16, 2015
Model/Year: 2015 29X2.1

Pros: Excellent in hard pack, rocky trails
Rolls fast
Great confidence in corners
Seems more durable than the Ikon

Cons: Narrow: 2.1

Recommendation: Highly recommend this tire. I would try to get the wider version but this one has worked out very well.
I do the majority of my rides in AZ. Most trails are dry, hard pack with lots of rocks. These tires have handled the abuse and just keep on rolling.

February 10, 2015
Model/Year: 2014 2.35x26"

Pros: Great cornering capabilities
grippy tread
climbing capabilities
side knobs pull wheels out of ruts in muddy conditions
light weight

Cons: if used in rear the tread wears fast on pavement
reduced traction on wet rocky/rooty surfaces

Recommendation: Love these tires. perfect for GA riding. I run both front and back with these tires. Cant think of anything that needs to change.

December 12, 2014
Model/Year: 2013

Pros: Great rolling tire and light weight when the conditions are right this tire is hard to beat. Great corner tire and great climbing tire!

Cons: Tread does not clean out very good at all. Also in wet condition this tire can be very slick on rock and roots However I ride dirt trails not mud trails so no big issue for me!

December 21, 2012
Pros: Weight
Petroleum based
Tread pattern
Tread life

Cons: Thin sidewalls

Recommendation: Although mounting can be a little difficult, these tires are great. Good rolling resistance with amazing grip. They have dual compound which help with wear and cornering. They shed muck pretty decently and come in a variety of widths. They have a thin sidewall but you can get the UST version and run tubes.

December 10, 2012
Model/Year: 2012

Pros: Rolls well, beefy tread, hooks up well

Cons: only comes in 2.1 for 29er

Recommendation: I run this tire up front from time to time

February 9, 2012
Pros: great all around tire

Cons: not good on slick rocks

Recommendation: best tire I have ever ridden

November 2, 2011
Pros: Light weight, rolls great, good grip

Cons: not the greatest sidewall strength, but not a surprise at this weight

Recommendation: love the ignitor. it is my favorite front tire, and pairs well with the crossmark out back

April 22, 2011
Model/Year: Ignitor Exception Casting 2.1, TPI 120.

Pros: Good grip, even in Hard/Loose covered with Leaves and snow. Rolls much better than other brand. Relatively light.

Cons: Not true to size, 2.1 is more like a 1.95.

Recommendation: I switched to these from Nevegals. I like the Nevegals bite, but hated the rolling resistance. I just rode these in loose/hardpack covered with snow, and I never felt as though they were going to slide out from under me, good bite in the corners, fast roll. Run the 2.1 as the front at 40 psi with WTB Exiwolf 19.5 in Rear. 2.1 is a little on the skinny side, so I may go with 2.3 next time.