35 Plus Bike Tires: A Comprehensive Guide for Mountain Bikers


Compared to fat bike tires, plus-size tires, also known as mid-fat tires, are relatively new to mountain biking. But with more and more bike companies offering mountain bikes capable of running plus tires, plus bikes are threatening to go mainstream as riders experience the benefits of wider, burlier mountain bike tires. Unlike fat bike tires, …

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Watch: Jesse Melamed Puts Maxxis Plus Tires to the Test on the Shore

rider: Jesse Melamed

We first spotted the new 27.5×2.80″ Ikon+ and Rekon+ at Interbike last fall, and the sneak peek we got had us stoked! Now these tires are coming spec’d on plus-sized trail bikes like the Rocky Mountain Pipeline, and Santa Cruz’s Hightower. And, according to Maxxis, they will be available at your local shop in a matter …

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The Maxxis Appalachian Summit: A Mountain Bike Staycation

photo: Timothy James Photography

Editor’s Note: Full disclosure: Aaron worked at Maxxis from 2010 until early 2015, when he joined the Singletracks team. Also, he’s not neutral on his feelings towards Mulberry Gap–it’s one of his “most favorite places.”  Maxxis recently invited a wide swath of cycling publications for a long weekend up at Mulberry Gap in Ellijay, GA. The …

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Podcast: What’s the Deal With Plus Size MTB Tires and Wheels?


In this episode we talk with Maxxis bike marketing specialist Bobby Brown about plus size mountain bike tires and wheels. After discussing the pros and cons of plus-size tires, we talk about the best applications, what’s happening to 29+, and why 27.5+ bikes seem to be sweeping the market. You can subscribe to the Singletracks …

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