Embrace the weight.
If you've been paying attention to the latest mountain bike tire offerings, you've probably seen the rise in popularity of 29 Plus tires — they're bigger and burlier than 29ers, lighter and nimbler than their fat bike counterparts, and adept at handling a variety of rough, inconsistent terrain. Maxxis developed its Chronical 29 Plus so that you can use the same tire for an afternoon trail ride down technical rock gardens as you do for a weekend bikepacking adventure along snowy trails and muddy singletrack. A consistent tread gives the Chronicle excellent grip when cornering, and the fast-rolling dual compound rubber will keep you sailing over small bumps with confidence.
- Q & A
Light for what you get!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I am coming of Surly Knards which are HEAVY! These have a more aggressive tread pattern and are lighter! Can't complain!
EDIT: So this is partially my fault but apparently setting these up tubeless with sealant voids the warranty. If you intend to run this tubless the TR version will be the one you want. Wish this was made more obvious both on our site here at backcountry and on Maxxis's site. I set these up tubeless with sealant and they seam to be working fine but will likely be getting a pair of the exo/TR for riding the Divide because I am concerned about tire failure on a 2700 mile ride.
I might have missed it in the description. Is this the TR version?
Awesome Park City tire
I ran these tires all summer on my Ti 29+ ripper with Velocity Dually rims. Traction is crazy good on dry and hard pack. Can't talk about wet as when it rains here we wait a day and everything is dry again so they haven't been tested in the rain. Probably got 700 miles before the rear needed to be replaced. So decent life span. Ran at 11 psi front and 12 rear all summer and I am 160#s. Not a single problem.