Any conditions, any day.
When you take your first look at the 'cross course you'll be racing on this weekend, you know that mixed weather conditions necessitate a tire capable of taking on a bit of everything. Rather than a skittish fast roller or mud-flinging bruiser, the best tire for the job is one that won't be intimidated by squish, but can turn around and snap to attention when you hit a dry berm. Fortunately, Maxxis' All Terrane EXO/TR Tire was made for these kinds of days.
Wrap your race hoops in the All Terrane and you'll be ready for variable conditions with a wide, open tread shedding mud quickly in soft spots, and a 120 TPI preventing you from getting bogged down. Tall, square knobs grab hold of the dirt when the course turns rutted and sloppy a few laps in, but their ramped positioning on the tire allows for quick acceleration when the dirt dries and you need to open it up heading into a flyover.
- Choose this do-it-all for mixed, variable race conditions
- 120 TPI lowers tire's rolling resistance
- EXO protection guards against race-ending punctures
- Ramped knobs accelerate quickly on smooth dirt
- Open tread and tall knobs shed mud and provide traction
- Q & A
All Terranes are all good
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Great tire. I've got them mounted on 23mm internal width hookless carbon wheels and they plump up a little wider than 33, which is nice. While not as fast on the grass as my old MXPs and not as good at clearing out mud as my Mud Wrestlers, they do everything quite well. They have been much less susceptible to punctures or burping than my other tires; in fact, I've yet to burp or flat despite lots of hard CX racing at low pressure and riding technical, rocky trails. As you might imagine, they are VERY good on dirt courses and super grippy under braking. I'll stick with these for everything but the Crusher where I'll run the less aggressive, faster rolling Rambler.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Mounted these to a set of Hed Belgium Blacks and they mounted up relatively pain free. They have clung to these rims burp-free for three CX races so far. I'm not a small folk either at 6'-3", 200lbs.
They have great grip in loose and dusty terrain as well as grass. I have yet to test in muddy conditions.
Overall these tires are like mini Ardents for your cross/ gravel bike.