Super smooth and grips amazing. Love this tire!!!
Maxxis Maxxcross Desert IT Rear Tire
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- 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.
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!
The only tires that should be used in Baja!
Some of the best tires on the market for your money! !
just mounted it this weekend have not used it yet.
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
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.
Meaty Tire, great for the 450 to chew up all the terrain it comes in contact with!
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.
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
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.
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!!
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.
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
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!
great for high horsepower 450s with good lasting traction with minimal chunking in rocks and hard terrain desert.
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
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.
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.
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
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.