Maxxis High Roller 2.35 Mountain Bike Tires - Gear Review

May 1, 2007

Like most mountain bikers, I'm picky about my rubber. You can have the best bike on the planet, but a bad set of tires can make it ride like garbage. I've honed my tire preference over the years. I've gone from 2.1's all the way up to 2.7's and back down to 2.35's. Tops on my list of 2.35 tires are the Maxxis High Rollers. I've ridden them on a ton of different bikes and feel they provide the best overall traction in all conditions. The Maxxis High Roller is built for all-around performance in all conditions--both uphill and down. The majority of my riding time on the High Roller 2.35's has been in the rocky desert terrain of Utah and Nevada. I feel the High Roller excels in hard cornering at high speeds because of it's grippy tread design. But, many tires that excel in high-speed cornering don't fare too well in the rolling resistance department. Though the bulky 2.35 High Rollers are no XC race treads, they roll just fine in hardpack conditions. Honestly, it scares me thinking of riding anything skinnier than a 2.35's and if given the choice of any treads on the planet, I wouldn't go wrong with a nice sent of Maxxis High Roller 2.35's. What I like about the Maxxis High Roller 2.35's Great overall performance in rocky hardpack and loose terrain Wide enough to give you predictable cornering traction Relatively low rolling resistance Wide variety of beads and hardnesses (UST, Folding Kevlar Bead and Wire Bead) Modest weight: 810-890 grams Buy Now: Get Maxxis tires from You can also check out cheap bike gear like stationary bikes and lots of bike racks at

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