• Maxxis - Ikon 3C/EXO/TR Tire- 29in - Black, 3C/EXO/TR
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  • Maxxis - Ikon 3C/EXO/TR Tire- 29in - Black, 3C/EXO/TR
  • Maxxis - Ikon 3C/EXO/TR Tire- 29in - Tread
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Maxxis Ikon 3C/EXO/TR Tire- 29in

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    Low profile tires might roll fast in the right circumstances, but the one constant in mountain biking is that conditions constantly change. That's where this race-ready, 2.2in-wide Maxxis Ikon EXO Tubeless Ready Tire comes into play.

    It's a lightweight, tubeless-ready tire that mixes biting knobs with three rubber compounds to create a truly versatile tire. The Ikon uses a 120tpi casing with EXO protection. What's this? Well, EXO protection consists of added pinch flat and abrasion protection at the sidewall for an enhanced resistance to cuts. Even better, it does this with overloading the tire with bulk.

    The casing is then wrapped in a tread pattern that favors both buff and loamy conditions. This is possible due to the spacing between the center lugs and the raised side knobs. Those center lugs are also ramped to resist folding under braking and acceleration. However, the 3C compound is what really allows this tire to bridge the traction gap from packed to loose.

    Maxxis made the center knobs from a harder compound. So, it resists wear and flex in the knobs. The supple casing, however, allows it to conform to irregularities, and it also permits the softer side compound to grab. As a result, you gain a positive traction over wet roots and rocks. Also, as a three compound tire, the transitions from straightaways to turns are utterly seamless.

    The Maxxis Ikon EXO Tubeless Ready 29in Tire is UST compatible and is available in a 2.2-inch width.

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    Maxxis for Life

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've ridden numerous tires while racing XC, and these are my favorite hands down. Paired with the Ardent up front, they rip and rally through all corners and keep you on the dirt, rubberside down. Fast rolling, grippy, and strong tires make this one of my go to's!

    Gifts that Roll

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    Got these bad boys as a gift for a friend. He loves these for all his Utah MTBN needs.

    Great rear tyre

      Works great on all but very muddy conditions

      Fast, not durable

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These tires roll fast, and as long as you're aware of their limitations, will be great for XC racing. I've used them to train, and race, Park City Point to Point... and went through *several* rear tires, but luckily not during the race.

      I'm rolling the Enve M50 wheel, which is 21mm internal width. This is possibly the cause of the pinch flats I've been getting with this tire (also destroyed an Ardent race 2.2), but I've also ruined two ikons in the *center* of the tread, on some not-so-aggressive rocks that I would have not even considered on my more brappy trail bike.

      Also worth noting that the ikon 2.2 is very different from the 2.3 in my experience, almost a different tire.


      Rolls fast!


      The tread is minimal, and doesn't bite on loose dirt at all, but that's expected from a fast rolling XC tire.

      Easily destroyed - know its limitations before racing on it. You will likely have to roll more air pressure than you're used to, in order to avoid pinch flats.

      highly recomended

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      very good rolling tire, handles well, good puncture protection. Have bought two sets now. would definitely recommend to a friend.

      Speedy McSpeedface

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Ikon tire hits the sweet spot for fast rolling without giving up too much traction. Faster than the Ardent Race without giving up a ton of grip. I love these tires for early and late season riding, but when the mid-season moondust is everywhere to be found I like to go with something a little more aggressive like the Ardent, at least for a front tire. No issues with durability on my end. I feel like I have abused them beyond my expectations and they have not let me down.

      Extra sidewall protection is a huge plus

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I run this tire on my rear wheel for xc/endurance riding and really like how it rolls and grips. The extra sidewall protection gives me the peace of mind during my long rides and enables me to rip through rock gardens like I'm on an enduro bike. I would either pair this with an Ardent Race on the front wheel or go full out and get Ikons on both the front and the back.

      Rolls Fast, grips well

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Currently running this tire on my hardtail. It does the job well.

      Good, fast-rolling tire

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      The Maxxis Icon Exo Tubless tire is a solid choice if you're looking to go far at a good clip, especially if there are stretches of hard ground or even pavement. They are reasonably durable, though I did cut a sidewall on one recently, but that was after hundreds of worry-free miles.

      On trails the grip is good for how well the tire rolls. I've really enjoyed it on the buff trails around Park City.

      Great rear tire

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Fast rolling rear tire

      Great tire

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I have use it on the front tubeless; it has a low rolling resistance, great grip and durability, I have not had a flat tire.

      Rear tire only.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are great for tacky and consistent surfaces as a rear tire. The EXO protection is the best in the business from what I have found. They have low rolling resistance but aren't the best when surfaces get loose.

      Bigger IS better...

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Increased my tire size from 2.2 to these....love them.

      Great rear tire

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Fast-rolling, lightweight, high volume tire. I mounted this 2.35" tire on my hardtail's rear Roval Fattie SL rim and it is performing extremely well. Good traction, fast rolling, and enough volume to confidently run at 25 psi.

      Maxxis Ikon tire

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Great tire for cross country.

      Maxxis Ikon 3C/EXO/TR Tire- 29in

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      A nice rear tire

      Perfect Tire

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      When mountain biking in the Ozarks, it can be difficult to find a tire that can handle all of the flint rock. I have gone through several tires on the first ride and nothing can be more frustrating than mounting a new tire and slicing the sidewall first ride. The only tires that have held up the best in my opinion when sharp rocks are all over the trail is any tire from Maxxis with their thickest compound. I have gotten the most life out of tires with the 3C/EXO/TR sidewall compound. I am also a huge fan of the Ikon tread pattern, it is super fast rolling, with alot of traction. It's a go to tire for me.

      do you ride these on both the front and rear?

      Yes, typically throughout the summer I will run both. Or do an Ardent or Ardent Race in the front.

      I bought these

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      So, these hook up quick. They're light, and they're fast. I used two strips of Gorilla Tape and two and a half scoops of Stan's on an el cheapo set of Mavic CrossRides. Voila. Ready to rock and I inflated them, first time, with a floor pump without any of that silly 'poof of air' crap they're trying to market on us. Thing is, everybody told me I was using the wrong tape/tire/rim/wheel/approach.

      This weekend, I made it up (and down) Zippety Doo Dah without putting either foot down. Not saying I'm good or bad, but that's a definite improvement over my previous attempts. Dumped some air, rode even faster.

      Ride them to work occasionally, and though they're not road tires, they're fast even on concrete. If I can find these again at $38, I'll buy two sets. For the North Fruita Desert, it gets no better.

      My favorite tire. Wears out fast

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These are my favorite tires i have found. I use a 29x2.35 setup and the 2.35's feel great, as I am a bigger rider. They are perfect for most trail conditions, and perform quite well in sandy/ball bearing conditions. My only complaint is they do wear out fairly quickly. I have had to buy new sets 3 times per season with moderate use.

      Sidewalls made of paper mache

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      I love the tread pattern on this tire. The first one I bought got pierced by a stick - first time ever for me, but I conceded it could happen if hit just right, so I bought another. After a few weeks a riding - the tread still looks new, I notice a bulge/slash in the sidewall. Now I'm convinced the sidewalls are made of paper-mache. Time to move on to a new tire - in fact, probably a new brand.

      You were running the version with EXO sidewall protection?!??!

      I've had the same experience - It's fine as a front tire (assuming you can deal with the limited bite in loose stuff), but I've destroyed 4 ikons in the rear, in the last year of riding.