Twenty Nine Inches has just received their order of two Maxxis Ikon tires that we plan to test and review here on the site. These are tires that represent some of the newest technologies to be used for big wheeled models. Let’s take a look at what Maxxis has done here….

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Here are some things Maxxis has to say about the Ikon 29″er version………..

The Ikon is for true racers looking for a true lightweight race tire. With 3C Triple Compound Technology, high-volume casing and a fast rolling tread design, the Ikon provides exemplary performance in all riding conditions. As its name suggests, the Ikon represents all that is true in racing.”

-High-volume, lightweight true racing tire
-3C Triple Compound Technology
-eXCeption race specification

Maxxis offers the Ikon in two versions, both listed as 2.2 inches wide.

29X2.20 ( 57-622 ) Black TPI-120 FOLDABLE 580gm Compound-TRIPLE Max PSI- 65 Tech: eXC/3C/EXO
29X2.20 ( 57-622 ) Black TPI-120 FOLDABLE 520gm Compound-TRIPLE Max PSI- 65 Tech: eXC/3C

We’ll delve into more detail on the technology of these tires in our “Out Of The Box” posting. Look for that soon. Also, these tires will also be featured in our upcoming “Micro Knobbie Shoot-Out”, where we will pit several of the newest smaller knobbed treads against each other. In the meantime, check out Maxxis’ site on the Ikon tires here.

Note: Twenty Nine Inches purchased this pair of Ikon tires for testing/review. We are not being bribed, nor paid for this review, and we will strive to give our honest opinions throughout.