Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire

$128.99 - $154.99
$84.99 - $98.99
4.70 out of 5 stars
 
Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire
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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Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Lander, WY
Scott141

just mounted it this weekend have not used it yet.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Brian
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

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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GmfB
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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Banks, OR 97106, USA
IEatDirt
Great Tire

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

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Virginia, USA
GasMan11
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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Vegas
wireless1
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

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Oregon, USA
XxIcedaddyxX
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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Rochester,Wa
Matt
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!!

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Dakota
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.

Overall 5 out of 5 stars
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Location: Nampa, ID
Camo4stealth
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

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Brimorilla Location: United States
Tire sizing?...
MX824 Location: Gypsum. CO
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Brimorilla Over 5 months ago Location: United States
Honda CRF250R sizing?
Will a 110/90x19 fit my bike even though the oem size is 100/90x19? Thanks.
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Over 5 months ago
MotoSportExpert
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 Over 8 months ago Location: Fresno, Ca
120/90-19 very close to rear shock link?
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?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 8 months ago
MotoSportExpert
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.
hehe Over 10 months ago
I have a 2007 honda crc450r, do the maxxis 120/90 fit? Oem is 110/80. Thanks?
Expert MotoSport Staff
Over 10 months ago
MotoSportExpert
Yes, you can run the 120/90 on your 2007 Honda CRF450R.
Over 10 months ago Location: NorCal
CripplerZeus
Yes will be tight getting past caliper on install but will fit nicely once in..
Smitty Over 11 months ago Location: California
Will the tire hit my pipes?
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?
MotoSport Staff Expert
Over 10 months ago
MotoSportExpert
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 1 year 7 months 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!
Expert MotoSport Staff
1 year 7 months ago Location: Portland, OR, USA
MotoSportRyanT
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 5 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 5 years ago
hondarob
just a little wider
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