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’.
This article was originally published in Cycling Plus