Maxxis Detonator road tyre review£27.49

Puncture protection under the tread

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Maxxis Detonator – not the most reassuring name for a pneumatic tyre, but ours didn’t go bang, happily. There's puncture protection under the tread: a synthetic breaker strip called Silkworm.

The Detonator is certainly tougher through the tread than some of its peers but it's not as impenetrable bead-to-bead as some tyres we've tested recently, so it’s better on good roads than glass-strewn tarmac.

Rolling performance is very good, and we’d agree with Maxxis that it’s just about ‘supple and grippy enough to race on in summer’.

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