Maxxis Ikon MTB Tyre
The Ikon is for true racers looking for a true lightweight race tire. With 3C Triple Compound Technology, high-volume casing and a fast rolling tread design, the Ikon provides exemplary performance in all riding conditions. As its name suggests, the Ikon represents all that is true in racing.
Wirebead: As it can be the economy option, it is used for downhill riding. The wire beads are less elastic than the aramid-fiber (Kevlar) beads used in folding tires, which helps hold the tire to the rim in hard cornering at lower tire pressure.
Folding: The main advantage of a folding-bead tire is its weight. The aramid fiber beads weigh less than steel wire. Folding beads are also easier to store and travel with.
EXO Protection: Proprietary woven material based sidewall, specially integrated exterior design on selected models, increased abrasion and cut resistance for optimal performance.
TPI: TPI stands for threads per Inch. It defines the number of threads contained in one inch of the tire casing. The lower the number of TPI, the larger the gauge cords in the casing. Thus, the more durable the tire becomes. The higher the TPI, the more lightweight the tire becomes and the more supple the ride of the tire.
Dual or 2PLY: Two 60 TPI (threads per inch) casings vulcanized with butyl rubber and reinforced sidewalls make up Maxxis downhill casings, which are world renowned for performance and reliability. Maxxis DH casings provide more stability at high speeds and allow for lower air pressure without the risk of pinch flatting.
3C Maxx Speed: Used primarily in cross country and enduro tires, the two compounds in the outer layer are specially formulated to lower rolling resistance and optimize treadwear and traction.
Compound Durometer: It is an international standard for measuring the hardness of rubber in Shore “A” units. The Maxxis eXCeption line of tires at 62a Durometer is more rigid than soft Maxxis Super Tacky(ST), which is 42a.
Tubeless Ready (TR): Tubeless tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting since there is no tube. Maxxis TR tires provide the benefits of a UST tubeless tires without the weight penalty. Maxxis TR tyres use a standard casing and require the use of a liquid sealant in order to make them airtight.
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