Maxxis High Roller 2 Help

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    • #217756

      Running a Trailking 2.4 up front, and love it. Have a Trailking 2.2 on the rear, and it’s tiny. I’m going with a High Roller 2 on the rear, but have a couple questions if y’all can help.

       

      1. I ride a 26er Giant Trance X1 2011. I’m sure the 2.3 will fit, but does anyone know if a 2.4 will fit? Are they big? Small? True to size?

      2. What compound should I buy, the Maxxterra, dual, 3C? What’s the difference and is it worth the price differences? I dont wanna drop 50-60 bucks on the wrong tire

    • #217774

      The 2.4 is noticeably larger than the 2.3 HRII. It’s not only the casing, the knobs too are larger. Since you’re using it as a rear tire, I’d probably stick with the 2.3.

      As for the compound MaxxTerra is the name for Maxxis’ 3C trail compound (I know because I named it when I worked there). The 3C MaxxTerra has better grip than the dual compound, but it’s also going to wear faster. Again, since you’re looking at it as a rear tire, I would go with the dual to save a few bucks and get better tread life. Up front is really where you want to splurge for ultimate grip.

      Many riders will purchase a dual compound tire for the rear and a 3C for the front. When the rear wears, move the front tire to the back and replace it with another 3C.

      • #217865

        Thanks Aaron. Knew you guys would be able to help. So many options its hard to figure it out sometimes.

    • #217799

      You can always shave the knobs on the sides if it is just a little too big for the frame as well.  Good luck

    • #217810

      No. Just buy the correct sized tire in the first place. Cutting down center knobs is one thing – if you’re a racer and getting tires for free – but side knobs? No way. Why spend money on good rubber if you’re just going to cut it away.

    • #217836

      One manufacturers 2.4 is not the same as another’s.  Measurement methods vary.  Maxxis tend to be large volume relative to their stated measurement while Contis tend to be average to low volume relative to their measurement.  You may well find that the HRII in a 2.3 is a wide or even wider than the Conti Trail King 2.4!  I’m running a 2.4″ HRII on the rear of one one of my bikes and Trail King 2.4s front and rear on my other bike and the HRII is noticeably wider than the “same size” Conti.

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