Silkworm Technology is an exclusive material incorporated into the casing of select models. The Silkworm material helps to increase puncture and tear resistance. Silkworm is featured as a bead-to-bead cap ply (denoted as Silkworm B2B) or under the tread as a breaker (denoted as Silkworm).
KEVLAR® COMPOSITE (K2)
Available in select tyres, this Maxxis exclusive fabric provides more puncture protection than both standard Kevlar® and Vectran®. The addition of this lightweight and supple material ensures that the ride quality and performance remains unsurpassed.
The nylon breaker is a reinforcement option that offers protection from punctures directly under the tread area. The nylon breaker is available in select road tyres.
A polyfibre material positioned between the tyre tread and the casing. With varying thicknesses of 0.9mm – 1.5mm, MaxxProtect is designed to maximise puncture resistance in select hybrid models.
A Kevlar® material positioned between the tyre tread and the casing.
SilkShield offers protection from bead to bead whereas Silkworm is found under the tread only. SilkShield provides an additional level of protection for sidewalls in addition to under the tread.
MaxxShield represents the ultimate in flat protection. We begin with our SilkShield bead to bead protection and add our K2 (Kevlar® Composite) layer for unparalleled durability.