You want an all-round racing tyre that rolls very well, is very light, but also offers grip in almost every situation? The Aspen is Maxxis' answer to this requirement profile. In the centre of the tread, narrow, slightly angled lamellar studs alternate with small, angled block studs. They redefine the ideal combination of traction and light rolling. Seen in the direction of travel, the side cleats run in groups of two from the outside to the inside. This special arrangement provides significantly more grip in curves. Despite its all-round cleat height of over 3mm and very good puncture protection, the 29-inch Aspen weighs only 530 g. Together with the 120TPI eXCeption carcass and the superior eXCeption rubber compound, this makes the Aspen an XC racing tyre whose performance is absolutely convincing because of its excellent handling, traction and grip, which is very puncture proof and whose service life is far longer than that of competitive models.
Foldable bead core
Rings made of Kevlar or another aramid fibre also hold the ring securely on the rim. The advantages are lower weight and easy transport due to the small packing size.
The eXCeption specification includes fine-thread carcasses (120 tpi) and a specific blend combination that is light and very durable, has excellent wet and dry grip and very low rolling resistance. These are Maxxis Top XC MTB and BMX tyres.