Maxxis Rekon 27.5 x 2.8 Plus Tire: Customer Review

Here in this review, our customer Matt Serra has found his new favorite tire with the Maxxis Rekon 27.5" x 2.80" plus sized tires. With more and more plus sized options available, the Maxxis Rekon tires have emerged as a real contender. Read more.
Maxxis Rekon Plus Size Tire Review


I have been riding on these tires since I purchased my Ibis Mojo 3 back in March of 2017. After 1,000 miles, they have gotten me through some pretty rough terrain, all while keeping up with my weight weenie XC buddies on the flats and climbs. I've never had a single puncture, set up on Ibis 742 rims with regular Orange Seal, and they've seen some pretty gnarly trails in North Carolina.


These tires roll super fast for the amount of grip they offer. Even through the loose, sandy terrain we have here in Florida, they have always been predictable while offering a really nice balance of weight and grip. The fast rolling center tread, evenly spaced cornering knobs, and low weight make these a winner given how well they've held up.

Final Thoughts

I just purchased a new one and plan to install my front tire on the rear, and move the new tire up front. I can't foresee myself changing to a different tire because every other tire I've tried in this weight class lacks either the cornering grip or durability that the Maxxis Rekon offers. In fact, I just ordered an Ibis Ripley so I can see how the 29 x 2.60" Rekons perform, which I'm really looking forward to!

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April 08, 2018

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