Maxxis High Roller II EXO Tire - Tubeless Ready - 29

Keep rollin'.

Certain tires have a reputation for all-mountain radness, but few are as ubiquitous as the Maxxis High Roller II Exo 29in Tire. It has everything you need in a do-it-all tire, from Maxxis' legendary dual-compound rubber to a seriously versatile 2.3in width and bombproof EXO casing. Flat knobs in the center keep the High Roller rollin' fast, and sharp, chunky side knobs and solid shoulders hold up under serious cornering stress so you don't find yourself on the ground. With a count of 60 threads per inch, the High Roller is about average when it comes to suppleness, but durable enough to bash down rocks without causing you to wince and worry. And, like all Maxxis tires, it's tubeless compatible, so you can ditch the innards and embrace the enhanced durability and lower-pressure capabilities of direct inflation.

  • EXO casing
  • 60 TPI
  • Tubeless compatible
  • Dual-compound rubber
  • 2.3in width
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Hell of a rear tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been using this as a rear tire for the past ~10 months or so. It has about 1,300 miles on it and is just now getting to "replace soon" condition. Never punctured once, great side knobs and overall traction and rolls decently well. I wouldn't throw this on your full on XC race bike but for a trail or enduro rig, this is a great piece of rubber. I've just had the standard EXO as well - not the double down which gives you even more protection.

Faster rolling than dhr 2

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tire seems to roll faster than the dhr 2 but doesn't seem to last quite as long.

Favorite rear tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my year round go-to tire. Great balance of rolling and traction, holds up well to abuse, no complaints

Perfect tire. Rolls well and traction

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Upgraded my stock tires on my Trek bike 29" to these. They roll well and hold when you need them too.

Awesome! Thanks for the report and for contributing to our community, Drew!

Great Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Works great and I've never had a problem with it

Unanswered Question

How wide is this tire compared to Ardent 2.4?
I can't use the Ardent 2.4 with my fork (Recon Gold) because the knobs rub when standing to climb.

So far so good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So far this tire is great. I upgraded from a 2.2 to 2.3 and love it. The tires I replaced were bald so maybe that's why they seem so great, but from all the reviews and the few rides i have done, they live up to the hype.

Best tire.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Continues to be one of the best tires out there. I use it tubeless on the front of my SC tallboy. Easy to set up tubeless. Provides good traction with good cornering capability. I never have any problems with it and it wears well and has good puncture resistance.

Thanks for the review brett! Its amazing how long this tire has killed it in the bike world.

Too much grip?

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I've ridden the High Roller IIs on 26" and 27.5" wheels and liked them. I recently put these on my 29er and they feel a bit twitchy on the front. I've been running the Ardent in a 2.4 but decided to go with a more aggressive grip for a trip to Downieville. I've been having a hard time getting used to them and may just go back to the Ardent I was running.

That being said, these would probably work really well in dusty loose dry conditions.

So much grip

    I'm convinced that these tires have saved my skin several dozen times. They grip in turns better than any other tires I have run.

    So much grip

    Awesome Traction

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Used these a few rides and they work perfectly!

    Aggressive Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tire is great in desert terrain, rock, gravel and sand. There's almost too much bite on the edge, but man, this tire can grip better than most. I've ridden on them for a year and never had a side wall gash or a flat. They're a similar tread pattern to the Bontrager XR-4, but I think the High Roller II is of far better quality.

    Does anyone know if this tire is UST tubeless like my Maxxis Crossmarks? I've never rolled a tire with my UST rims and tires.

    Everything that Maxxis does is going to be UST but I would still recommend doing some sort of sealant to protect against thorns and punctures.

    Best Answer

    The "TR" logo on Maxxis tires stands for tubeless ready. This is not the same thing as a UST certification. UST certified tires have a particular bead design and must hold air over long periods of time without sealant, usually employing a butyl liner throughout the casing. These tires will have a UST logo on the sidewall. Anyhow, most riders prefer non-UST "tubeless-ready" tires as they are lighter than their UST counterparts and sealant adds little weight while offering good puncture protection. So, anytime you see something on a tire that states it is tubeless compatible/ready, it means it is a tire than can be run without tubes but needs sealant. Examples are "Tubeless Ready (TR)" by Maxxis, "2Bliss" by Specialized, "Tubeless Compatible System (TCS)" by WTB, etc. Hope that is helpful...

    What is pressure range?

    These go up to a rating of 65psi

    hi there if you buy this, it is foldable? just want to know how big it is when i transport it. thanks

    This tire can be folded, but if you need it to be as small as possible for shipping purposes you may want to roll it. The size of box we use to ship this with will be large enough for the tire, invoice, and padding to keep it protected while shipping.

    Great Traction!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Great tire for all mountain use. Incredible traction and relatively fast rolling for a super aggressive tread. Somewhat heavy, but not ridiculously so. The fit on the Stan's ZTR Arch EX rims is super tight making them very difficult to mount.