- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Hope this never happens again, or I will never buy Maxxis again, or any tires from Backcountry anymore. It is literally painful to seat and unseat these tires, so when one is defective it is painful. Very painful. This experience has been painful. I bent and broke tire levers, including a brand new Silica lever (also from Backcountry), just during this painful process of installing, uninstalling and reinstalling the tire to confirm its defect. If the next tire fails, this review is going to 1 star.