The most important part of a tyre is arguably the rubber compound within the tread. By changing the amounts of various components of the rubber formula, engineers can make two identical looking tyres perform completely differenty. Below is a list of the Maxxis compounds and their distinct characteristics.
SINGLE One compound throughout the tread optimised for longevity and performance.
DUAL Two compounds comprised of a hard, longer lasting centre and a softer gripping shoulder.
A special low rebound, high traction compound used in mountain tres.
Three compounds comprised of a harder, longer lasting centre and two progressively softer shoulder compounds for unparalleled rolling efficiency
3C Maxx Speed
Used primarily in cross country and enduro tyres, the two compounds in the outer layer are secially formulated to lower rolling resistance and optimise treadwear and traction.
3C Maxx Terra
An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tyres. 3C Maxx Terra is softer and offers more traction than 3C Maxx Speed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than Maxx Grip.
3C Maxx Grip
A new name for the downhill 3C compound configuration that you have come to know and trust. 3C Maxx Grip offers the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications.