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Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

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Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

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  • Please note: Tire sizes vary by ride, please check your current tire and wheel sizes before placing the order. If you have any questions, please call Customer Service at 1-888-676-8853.
  • Maxxis has risen to prominence in the motorcycle and ATV industry with their pursuit of excellence and their great performing and long lasting tires testify to that pursuit.
  • The Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT is specially designed compound which increases durability in rocky or desert conditions by reducing chipping and cutting.
  • Maxxis Designed the Desert IT tires with a tall knob design for maximum traction when racing motorcycles in sandy conditions.
  • A stiffer carcass design minimizes flex making the Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT less likely to pinch a tube to keep you riding longer.
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4.6 out of 5 stars
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Great tire.
Tj33
tsa250 Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Location: Rifle, CO, USA
Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT the 450 Rear Tire

great for high horsepower 450s with good lasting traction with minimal chunking in rocks and hard terrain desert.

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Location: Northern Nevada
Love Maxxis

I run Maxxis tires on all my quads. I'm new to to dirt bike world. I had to get tires for my bike. I read a lot of reviews and liked what I read about the Maxxis Desert. I got a front and rear tire. I love them. Great traction in rocks, sand and loose dirt. Definitely gonna be coming back for more. Thanks for a great tire

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Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Location: Eastern NC
For the desert guys....

If you ride in rocky, hardpack terrain, this is YOUR tire. I looked everywhere for the most durable, long wearing, rock resistant tire I could find to put on my 200EXC, and this is the one I've chosen TWICE. I got about 1500 miles out of my first tire, still on the 2nd one. Installation is pretty tough because of the beefy sidewalls....I gave up and took it to the local shop for them to wrestle. The sidewall is so thick, it may as well be a 'run-flat'. If you're mountain goating it up the Rockies and high desert, this is what I would run if you aren't going to a $$$$ trials tire.

Left tire has 1500 miles and is 110/100/18, right tire is new 120/100/18.
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Tbrown

Great tire. This is my second one. Liked the first so much that when it was time for another I reordered. Use is AZ and tire holds up very well.

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Location: Albuquerque, NM
Best tire for high desert

I have tried a variety of tires. This is the best one for high desert. I am done experimenting... I will buy this one from now on. KTM300xcw

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Amazing tire!

this tire is super meaty and hooks up no problem, even when its worn down it still grips. only reason why i didnt give it a perfect 5 for installation is because its stiff sidewalls but thats a good thing so theres no punctures while riding.

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Location: tucson,az
Great tire, great price

The maxxis desert IT is a great tire. It provides very good performance in a wide variety of offroad terrain. It also provides many hours of useable tredlife so it is a great value for the money.

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Location: Bakersfield, CA
Great tire

I have been using thses tires for about 6 years now, and it is the only tire i will use. I ride in many different terrain types (desert, tracks, and single track in the mountains) and this tire works for everything and wears great!

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Location: Eureka NV
Best!

Is there any other choice? I love this tire and run it all the time

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Location: Yakima WA
Maxxis Maxxcross desert it rear tire

Great tire with excellent ridability. Only tire I use on my Honda CRF450R. GREAT!!!

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MX824 Location: Gypsum. CO
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KTM500XCW 2 months 27 days ago
Height difference in rear tires sizes?
Hello, What is the height difference between rear knobby tires and advantage/disadvantage between these tires? 120/90/18 vs 120/100/18 Our stock tire was 120/100/18 but we were thinking about replacing with a 120/90/18 (lower profile) tire to lower the bike a little? We were told the original tire holds more air because it's a little taller and therefor rides better. We are now confused on what to do, can you shed light on this dilemma? Height difference? Thank You!
MotoSport Staff Expert
2 months 26 days ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
The second number is actually an aspect ratio measurement. This number references the overall height of the tire from the bead to the tallest point in the center of the tread. This number does not actually represent the height of the tire in millimeters, but rather a percentage of the width. On the tires you are looking at here the 120/100-18 the sidewall height is 100% of the tire width so it would have a 120mm sidewall height. On the 120/90-18 the sidewall height would be 90% of the tire width, approximately 108mm. So there really is only a difference of around 12mm in the sidewall height. Both tires would have the same width obviously but with the taller sidewall on the 120/100-18 the tire would have a flatter profile and have a bit more of a contact area with the ground. The 120/90-18 would have a rounder profile which may make the bike have a bit more maneuverability in the rear but with less contact area with the ground the handling of the bike may be less stable. Honestly it is such a small difference between these 2 tires that it would more than likely be hard to tell the difference when riding. I'd say it would be best to stick with the stock sized 120/100-18 as that KTM 500 XCW would benifit from the wider "footprint" of the tire.
MX824 Over 3 years ago Location: Gypsum. CO
Tire sizing?
I have a stock tire -100x100x18, what is the the differance between the 100x100x18 and the 110x100x18, will I have to change the sprocket and chain to make the 110x100x18 fit?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 3 years ago
just a little wider
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