Maxxis High Roller LUST 2.1 Tyres review

Deceptively grippy for a light tubeless tyre

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
GBP £32.99 RRP | USD $59.00
Maxxis High Roller LUST UST

Our review

Fantastic all-round tyres in the futuristic LUST format
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The High Roller has been a tyre of choice for many riders for some time and is available in many guises from cross-country-friendly 2.1 to downhill brute sized 2.7. The High Roller tubeless options come in 2.1 and 2.35 sizes and use the LUST system – Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology. This keeps the tyre light without losing out on air retention, which can be a common problem on lightweight tubeless tyres.


The centre knob’s ramped paddle leading edge allows fast rolling for such an aggressive tyre, and ample braking grip with the square face rear edge. The 2.1s have a slightly rounder profile than the downhill version, and less pronounced shoulders, making for predictable cornering on most surfaces.

Using a 120 threads per inch casing keeps the weight down, but ensures the carcass has a supple feel, making the most of being able to run low pressures with puncture resistance.


Weighing in at just 680g each for the 2.1 size, the High Roller LUST handles like a far heavier, grippier tyre. Even with the fairly hard 62a durometer, grip is exceptional. 

Product Specifications


Name High Roller L.U.S.T. UST Tyre 2.1
Brand Maxxis

Wheel Type Mountain
Tyre Tread Knobbly
Description High Roller L.U.S.T. UST Tyre 2.35
Manufacturer's Description Our most popular and versatile mountain bike tyre now features Lightweight Ultimate Sidewall Technology. (L.U.S.T.)
Weight (g) 680
Features M119 Ramped knob design - suitable for front and rear,Tubeless model features L.U.S.T. technology
Threads Per Inch 120
Tyre Sizes Available 2.35 Inches