Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire
Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

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slcbmx00 MotoSport Staff Expert
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Great Tire!!!

Super smooth and grips amazing. Love this tire!!!

Monkeybutt Verified Purchaser
Arkansas
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 4/5 Style 5/5
BEAST OF A TIRE

I got this tire in 120/90-19.. the bike is a 2013 yz250. This tire looks like a monster on the rear of the bike. First few rides on it have just been lugging around the woods and in the rocks. Tire hooks great for my rocky Arkansas terrain. Paired the tire with a heavy tube and running 5psi... works great for me!

Randino
So. Cal
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Best Baja tire

The only tires that should be used in Baja!

Yosh277 Verified Purchaser
Española, NM, USA
Durability 5/5 Performance 4/5 Style 4/5

Some of the best tires on the market for your money! !

Scott141 Verified Purchaser
Lander, WY
Durability 3/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 3/5 Style 4/5

just mounted it this weekend have not used it yet.

Brian Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Excellent for rocky terrain

Works excellent in rocky terrain. Did not see much traction loss in softer terrain compared to Dunlop 756. Installation same as all other dirtbike tires I have changed.
Will buy again!
Installed on KX250, 2002 and KX250F, 2007

GmfB Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Durable, Stiff Side wall tire

I use this tire in combination with the Tubliss system. I typically run about 8psi in the tire. I generally ride rocky, ledgy conditions with some loose soil. This tire works well in sand too. The only thing it does not work well in is deep slippery mud. I get about 75 hours of life from this tire.

IEatDirt Verified Purchaser
Banks, OR 97106, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
Great Tire

Meaty Tire, great for the 450 to chew up all the terrain it comes in contact with!

GasMan11 Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Virginia, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 5/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

Best tire I have purchased to date. Tried Metzler and Bridgestones and this tire provides traction and performance better than those two brands. Very durable in rocky conditions and much better traction in muddy conditions. I would purchase the Maxxis tire again.

wireless1 Verified Purchaser
Vegas
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Cuts the Mustard

I really only have 1 short ride on these new tennies, but I can already tell I'm gonna love 'em. Changed them out for some worn MAXX CROSS IT's which were also good, but for where I ride (Nevada & Utah) these babies are the way to go. They handle the hard stuff & only time will tell as to how fast they're gonna wear. But I couldn't possibly wait that long to write this review. I'll follow up with another review if something crazy happens

XxIcedaddyxX Top 500 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Oregon, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 4/5 Style 4/5
Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

Don't let the word "Desert" fool you. This is an awesome all around tire. Maxxis accidentally created the best North West tire in my opinion. I haven't tested it in full blown winter mud/clay, but I don't have any bad doubts. Really stiff side walls make installation a pain but make up for great mobility and pinch protection. Like all tires they need to have the right PSI to tackle a certain terrain. Plus or minus that range this tire will hold its own. Excellent wear and great traction over rocks and roots.

Matt Verified Purchaser
Rochester,Wa
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Desert It

This tire is by far the best i've tried. I ride mostly trails in Capital forest, tahuya, shelton fair grounds in Washington state. Usually most of the tires i've tried i can get 5-8 rides out f them. This tire just keeps going. I usually buy 1 set a year. Love this tire!!

Dakota Verified Purchaser
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Wicked Tire

Bought a set of these for my sons WR250F, His CR250R, and my KLX400R. We ride on the track and on Massively rocky terrain with very sharp rocks and these tires give great grip in not only those areas but sand on the mesa in NM as well. After 20hrs of riding in the mountains on rocky terrain these tires have shown almost no wear, no torn knobs, and no cuts. I just ordered a new set for my CRF450R. great job maxis.

Camo4stealth
Nampa, ID
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 4/5
Maxxis IT Desert

I put this tire on my KX 500 and after two rides, there is minimal wear. Impressive considering the way that bike ate a Dunlop. I ride in SW Idaho Owyhee mountains and there is lots of lava rock. I was so impressed after the two rides that I put one on the front. The next tire on my WR 450 is going to be one of these. Ride on, Camo4stealth

ShadSorenson14
Tonopah, NV, USA
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
Killin' It!

I LOVE this tire. I have a 2013 Honda CRF450R, and I shred through tires like they're paper! I've used nothing but the Dunlop Geomax MX51 rear tire on my bike until I decided to take a good friend's advice and try out this tire. I went through a tire every 10 hours of riding with the MX51! I've had this tire for approximately 6 months now, and put approximately 50 hours and hard riding on it. It's still just as good as new!!! You can't even tell the tread has worn down even the slightest bit! I love this tire, and I will DEFINITELY be buying another when it comes time!

Bike with Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT rear and Dunlop Geomax MX51FA front tires
tdogg Verified Purchaser
Rifle, CO, USA
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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.

Goose Verified Purchaser
Northern Nevada
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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

MaxT Top 1000 Contributor Verified Purchaser
Eastern NC
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 2/5 Performance 5/5 Style 4/5
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.
Tj33 Verified Purchaser
Durability 4/5 Ease of Installation 4/5 Performance 4/5 Style 4/5
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.

tsa250
Albuquerque, NM
Durability 5/5 Ease of Installation 3/5 Performance 5/5 Style 5/5
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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7 Questions
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Not Yet:   1
KTM250
Q: Direction of Rotation?
1 month 14 days ago
I purchased the tire and could not find any markings indicating a direction of rotation. Was curious if there was a certain direction or not?
Brimorilla
Location: United States
Q: Honda CRF250R sizing?
1 year 5 months ago
Will a 110/90x19 fit my bike even though the oem size is 100/90x19? Thanks.
MotoSportExpert
Top 1 Contributor
1 year 5 months ago
A: The 110 size tire will physically fit. But the 110 tire needs a wider rim to work properly - 2.15" (vs stock 1.85")
Salty450
Location: Fresno, Ca
Q: 120/90-19 very close to rear shock link?
1 year 8 months ago
I just replaced the stock 120/80-19 with a 120/90-19 and I'm unable put my finger between the rear shock link and the tire. The tire is not rubbing anywhere but seems too close to me. I still have about an inch more of adjustment on the swing arm from where it is now with the chain properly adjusted. Would it be advisable to run a longer chain to give me more clearance between the rear of swingarm and shock link or am I asking for trouble in another area?
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 8 months ago
A: As long as its not rubbing you should be fine. I would try to move it back as much as you can. If you do put a new chain on just make sure you leave enough room for adjustment as the chain stretches. The 120/90-19 are usually used on the 500 2-strokes. The bigger tire could possibly tear up your mudflap.
The second number is 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 120/90-19 the sidewall height would be 90% of the tire width, approximately 108mm.
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Q: I have a 2007 honda crc450r, do the maxxis 120/90 fit? Oem is 110/80. Thanks?
1 year 10 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 10 months ago
A: Yes, you can run the 120/90 on your 2007 Honda CRF450R.
CripplerZeus
1 year 10 months ago Location: NorCal
A: Yes will be tight getting past caliper on install but will fit nicely once in..
Smitty
Location: California
Q: Will the tire hit my pipes?
1 year 10 months ago
I ride a 2008 Honda crf250R dual piped and I was curious if this wide tire will rub on the pipes when the suspension is compressed?
MotoSportExpert
MotoSport Staff Expert
1 year 10 months ago
A: No, the 110/90-19 will not rub and you can run that tire. The 120/90-19 may rub depending on what exhaust you have.
KTM500XCW
Q: Height difference in rear tires sizes?
2 years 7 months ago
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!
MotoSportRyanT
Expert MotoSport Staff
2 years 7 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
A: 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
Location: Gypsum. CO
Q: Tire sizing?
Over 6 years ago
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?
hondarob
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 6 years ago
A: just a little wider
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