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Maxxis Tyres

Anybody have any experience of Maxxis Supermaxx tyres ?

Some guys I speak to on another forum really rate them, and you can get a 120/190 pair for £139 at the minute.

Always worried when things seem too cheap.

But if they are good, why pay big manufacturer prices ?

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Re: Maxxis Tyres

I thought about fitting these but read some reviews that said they didn't last very long. I got my Diablo/Diablo Strada set for £150 so I thought why bother with the Maxxis?

If you do get them I would like to know how you get on with them and how long they last!
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

D&K are doing them for £134 a pair.

Might see if there are even better deals at the show.

Might be tempted to try some, at that price it is worth a go.

Maxxis are endorsed by the TT now, so can't be all bad
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

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Anybody have any experience of Maxxis Supermaxx tyres ?
Always worried when things seem too cheap.
But if they are good, why pay big manufacturer prices ?
Bike mag in the uk tested a number of tyres on an RR8. Maxxis scored ** compared to PD rosso (*****).
On the test track, they found the tyres were slow to turn & the rear turned a little on the rim (maybe they don't like being under inflated).
But it is horses for courses. Cheap to buy but no as good handling
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

I've fitted Maxxis to my ZZR1400. The bike handles as well as any other sports tyre I've used and cost me £10 more for a pair fitted than a rear only!! But that's all road miles and no track use, I have given them some welly and the bike has always felt planted and has not moved on me. I did read a test report where the Maxxis were I think <0.4 sec down a lap compared to the other sport tyres but I doubt you'd see that on the road.
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

Thanks for the responses guys.

Interestingly, the other guys I have been speaking to who really rate them are R1 riders. They said they feel super planted compared to PP 2CTs which is what I was going to put on the blade in the spring ?

May have a chat to the tyre techs at the NEC show and see what gives.

FWIW, I have never liked the OEM BT015s on my 2008 blade, yet my mate with an 08 Gixxer 1k loves them
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

Which set of maxxis would you go for if buying them. Had a look at the website and can't see which ones are beat suited to the blade?
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

I'd also like to know how long they last compared to other tyres you've used!
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

I haven't used them on the blade yet but on my ZZR the Maxxis Sport has lasted about the same as the 2CT I had on the rear. They don't last longer but then they don't cost as much either
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Which set of maxxis would you go for if buying them. Had a look at the website and can't see which ones are beat suited to the blade?
I would get these mate.................

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Re: Maxxis Tyres

I've tried Supermaxx sports on my bike over the last couple of months and I thought they were very good especially for the price paid, I bought them from Wheelhouse tyres aswell, along with having them fit by them at £20 for the pair ride in ride out.

In the past I have tried a number of different brands and models including Pirelli corsa 3's, Michelin 2ct's, along with quite few others and I would say that on the road the Maxxis sports are equally as good as the other two mentioned (heating up quickly and giving more than enough grip and feedback for me, they were not too bad in the wet either) I havn't had a chance to do a track day on them but I cant see a problem as i'm not good enough to be in the fast group so they should be more than up to what I can throw at them, I originaly bought them due to the price and hearing that they last quite a bit longer than my previous choice's so it couldn't hurt to give them a try, They did seem to be lasting quite well but Unfortunately about a month ago I had a puncture in the rear (caused by a drill bit ) so that was swapped out and last week I got a punture in the front aswell ( caused by a screw ) so that too has now gone, so I wont be able to let you know exactly how there longevity compares.

I would say that it's definitely worth giving them try.

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Re: Maxxis Tyres

Nice one mate, thanks for the info.
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

I used to run that tire on my 05 GSXR600 and I can tell you it is a good tire! If you do a lot of riding in town and not a lot of curves it really good bc it doesn't get a flat spot as easy. Never had the tire slip or slide. I can't say anything but GOOD things about that tire!

I would still be running it now but I have found what is to be in my opinion a better tire. I'm running a Conti Road Attack Sport Mileage and it seems to take all the things the Supermaxx offered and improved them. Mileage is unbelieveable especially since i'm running a 06 CBR1000RR. Even under hard acceleration out of curves ive never had it slip or slide! You need to at least check it out. I bought mine from Chapparal motor sports.
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Re: Maxxis Tyres

Just read an article in a magazine ( Visor Down ) doing a test report on winter tyres in the wet and dry on a blade. Interesting as the Maxxis are not far from the BT015 but off the pace of softer tyres. I've scanned a couple of pages of the report https://acrobat.com/#d=IOGgjOEFUpWXtxJvdI9TtA it's worth a read. If the Bt15 feel Ok for your riding then I doubt you'd feel a difference with the Maxxis.
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Just read an article in a magazine ( Visor Down ) doing a test report on winter tyres in the wet and dry on a blade. Interesting as the Maxxis are not far from the BT015 but off the pace of softer tyres. I've scanned a couple of pages of the report https://acrobat.com/#d=IOGgjOEFUpWXtxJvdI9TtA it's worth a read. If the Bt15 feel Ok for your riding then I doubt you'd feel a difference with the Maxxis.
If Pirelli made those Angels to fit my bikes, I'd happily give them a go! They do seem to get good reviews and the Diablo / Strada combo I've been using seems to work well for me.
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