Maxxis Shorty 3C DH 26x2.4in tyre review£55.00

Muddy bite, all-round reassurance

BikeRadar score4.5/5

This ‘mid-spike’ tyre from Maxxis is what many mud riders have been yearning for.

The cut-spike style tread churns through mud and loam, providing consistent, predictable grip in precisely the places you need it. But what’s really impressive is just how much of an all-rounder it is across a variety of terrain.

On hardpack, the block-like tread wanders less when turning at speed than a traditional spike, and when it does start to go, the breakaway is progressive and relatively easy to anticipate.

Point the Shorty at wet rock or roots, where spikes can feel dicey, and you’ll be surprised just how surefooted it feels. It rolls well considering the grip, and the 1,270g weight is competitive.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 34
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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