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Teddy’s Choice #3

Written on Friday, April 6th, 2018 about Parts, Shop News, Teddy's Choice, Tires

Maxxis Highroller II and Teddy: both have really good traction

When it comes to the feel, performance and handling of your bike there is nothing more important than the tires. The rubber compound, tread pattern, casing thickness, suppleness and rim width as well as pressure all combine to determine how well your bike feels, grips, corners, goes and stops. Pressure alone is a black art and can make the difference between pin-balling off of everything on the trail and feeling secure and planted. At the end of the day it is all about confidence. Good tires make you a better rider.

Highroller the 2nd: son of a great.

Speaking of good tires, the Maxxis High Roller II is at or near the top of everyone’s best all-rounder trail tires list. The tire has a triple compound that is sticky where you need it and harder wearing everywhere else. The one pictured comes in the EXO sidewall protection but if you like to get more “Rad” then there is a DH casing that adds weight but also protection. Also available in 27.5″…and even in the old school size to match your “26 for Life!” tattoo. The original High Roller is still considered a great tire and Maxxis was smart not to mess with the design of the successor too much. They improved the transition from upright to cornering a bit by changing the side knob pattern making it more predictable. At 920 grams in the 29″ size they are exactly as claimed while the burlier DD casing adds 215 grams to that.

Come check them out as well as the rest of the Maxxis line of tires here at the Shop. Feel free to bring dog treats.

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are Teddy’s and may not reflect those of the publisher. For example, we differ diametrically on how much barking is necessary at 7:00 in the morning.