Here we go with another tire review! In this review, we are going to riding the Maxxis High Roller II downhill tire. The tire is the only component of the bike that makes contact with the ground and for that reason is a very important piece to the puzzle in feeling confident riding. Feeling confident while riding means you get to have more fun! A good set of tires will give you traction in places you otherwise wouldn't, allows you to corner with more authority, and slow down with more control.
It is important to note that the tire tested here is a downhill specific tire. The demands of a tire while riding at the highest speeds and over the most rugged and raw terrain are high. Maxxis downhill tires have proven to be one of the most puncture resistant and well rounded packages on the market. In this review, we are going to be focusing more on the tread pattern specifically, along with the size and shape of tire.
If the High Roller II isn't your tire of choice, be sure to check out the Maxxis Minion DHR II tire review.
Remember Maxxis offers the High Roller II tread pattern in a variety of sizes, with everything from 26", 27.5", 29", plus sized options, dual compounds, 3C compounds, EXO protection, Double Down casings, and more.
A Fresh Set Of High Roller II Tires Mounted And Ready To Rip
The Maxxis High Roller II is a fun tire! The open tread pattern sheds mud fairly well and means the cornering knobs have some serious hook to them. Lay the High Roller II over and the cornering knobs put you on rails through the turn. When you push the tire just a bit harder, you will find yourself two wheel drifting effortlessly. The High Roller II is designed for the rider looking to slash every corner with a grin on your face. Be careful because those cornering knobs wear out quick!
Max Morgan is 25 years old, and lives in Brevard, North Carolina. Max grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and started racing downhill at the age of 15. He has now been racing professionally for the last 7 years, competing in the U.S. Pro GRT series and UCI World Cup series. Check out Max's rider spotlight here!