Rekon Race

Hard Pack

The Rekon Race is a semi-slick World Cup-winning XC race tyre

  • EXO Protection available
  • Tubeless Ready (TR)
  • Race version of the Rekon with smaller and shorter knobs
  • Can be used as a rear tyre paired with a more aggressive front tread
  • Can also be used as a front and rear tyre for short track racing

You can buy the Rekon Race from your local bicycle store.

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Tyre Sizes

Tyre Size ETRTO TPI Bead Weight (lbs) Compound Max PSI Tech Colour
Rim Size 29
29X2.25 57-622 120 FOLDABLE 1.477 DUAL 60 EXO/TR Black

The Rekon Race is available in a range of tyre sizes for mountain and cross-country bicycles. Check the table above and remember we are bringing in new sizes all the time.

Rekon Race Tyre Test Results

If you’re looking for mountain bike or downhill cycling tyres and you’re not sure which tyres to choose, you can always look to tyre tests for the answer, and there are plenty of tyre tests involving the Rekon Race.

Pink Bike is a go-to source of information on parts and accessories for the cycle enthusiast, and they were not disappointed with the Rekon Race:

“The tyre felt noticeably fast. It seemed to hold its speed both uphill and certainly downhill. Braking, it was substantially easier than Maxxis' other XC tyres to break loose and slide into turns on top of the tread. Once I gained some confidence in it and leaned it over at speed and in off-camber terrain, I was impressed with how well it hooked up on the side knobs. I felt that the tyre was very predictable and easy to push in turns when on the edge without fear of breaking it free.

Maxxis has an incredibly comprehensive tire line with more choices than you'd want to count when you add all of the tyres coupled with their sizes, widths, casings, and compounds together. The Rekon Race fills a small but important spot in that line. Coupled with the appropriate front tyre in the right conditions, the Rekon Race is a great contender for the rider looking for a fast-rolling semi-slick XC tyre that can still handle corners and variable conditions without feeling totally sketchy and out of control.”

Daniel Sapp,, July 2018


Single Track World reviewed the Rekon Race soon after it was released:

“To understand where this tyre will sit in the Maxxis XC range: the Ikon has the tallest knobs, the Aspen has a taller centre tread but similar side knobs to the Rekon Race. The Rekon Race has the lower centre tread height.

Hannah has had a very short ride on the new tyre, in some very dry and dusty conditions. She was surprised by just how much traction there was – quite something as Hannah is not used to either dust nor teeny tiny knobs on tyres. She’s managed to bag a tyre to bring home, so we’ll be able to check those weights and true tyre width very soon.”

Hannah Dobson,, April 2018


Who Rides the Rekon Race?

Nino Schurter

Swiss cross-country cyclist Nino Schurter chooses to ride Maxxis tyres, and has won countless World Cups, becoming only the second man to hold 7 World Cup overall titles.


Rekon Race Tyre Reviews

Sometimes the best reviews come from riders just like you. Take a look at our user reviews below.

Rider,, August 2019:

“Excellent tire

Good grip

Excellent rolling resistance

Used both front and rear

Best for rear tire use

May lack of confidence when using front

Very comfortable

Easy to setup tubeless”


Rider,, July 2019:

“I'm using this as an all-around rear race tire. It stays on the bike much of the summer (I'll swap back to my 650B+ tires after race season). Enough traction to use everywhere, roll pretty well. Overall, a better rear choice than the Ikon 2.35 (rolls better, still has good side knobs).”


Interested in the Rekon Race tyre for your mountain bike? Scroll down to use our dealer locator to find a tyre fitter near you.

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