Examined: Maxxis MX-IH Tyres – Transmoto

2 hours in the past | Phrases: Matt Prott

After I first heard in regards to the new Maxxis MX-IH tyres I used to be at work behind the counter at RSM Bikes and the rep was promising me about how good these tyres have been going to be. Todd waters had been testing them at QMP and couldn’t say sufficient about how nice they have been. In fact, a brand new product that was about to hit the market with a nationwide stage professional rider endorsing it peaked my curiosity.

Quick ahead a month or so later. I had a set of Maxxis MX-IH’s mounted up on the store demo bike. A 2022 KX450X and was headed to race out on the higher Horton pony specific run by Armidale bike membership.  Now remember that up to now I’ve had my variations with Maxxis tyres on just a few events up to now so  my expectations weren’t precisely very excessive.

The observe had an important mixture of grass observe, creek beds, shale hearth roads, lavatory holes and naturally excellent loam. Current rain had made just a few sections unreliable and needed to be reduce out after solely a pair laps however up on the mountain sections of the loop mud began to indicate early on. So unknowingly it labored out to be the right place to check these new tyres.

As regular my thoughts blacks out from getting too excited and making an attempt to make strikes on the primary few laps. Round midway by means of the 3-hour pony specific I settle down sufficient to start out noticing how nice the tyres have been performing. Racing up a shaley hearth street at tempo the very first thing that caught out was the constant lean angle chunk round corners.

Not having to attempt to anticipate when the rear was going to interrupt traction was a blessing for my outrageous quantities of arm pump. The second factor I observed was the soundness and grip when on the brakes laborious. Having the ability to belief the entrance tyre when on the brakes in a excessive stakes sport of hen with a strainer publish undoubtedly gave me some peace of thoughts for the remainder of the race that this stuff have been going to hook up when it matter most.

This tyre shines essentially the most in cheesy to dry circumstances and actually invitations you to push the bounds of what you assume it’s able to. It nonetheless continues to shock me in all circumstances.

Again on the store the next Monday we assessed the MX-IH’s and to my disbelief they held up nice contemplating i wasn’t being mild on them.  The bike then sat for a month till it was time to move over the mountain once more to race a spherical of the Walcha grass observe sequence. The choice was made to not even flip the tyres round as they have been nonetheless in nice situation. The observe was quick and dry. As soon as once more these tyres carried out past my expectations.

I’d advocate this tyre for all riders. Racers, path riders or Ronnie macs.

The stability between sturdiness and efficiency is what sells this tyre for my part.  It at all times appears to be a compromise however I actually assume Maxxis have nailed this tyre and I’d confidently advocate this tyre for anybody out there for a intermediate to laborious tyre.


. Stability at excessive speeds

. Sturdiness

.  Constant grip

. Worth for cash


. Not having one other set within the shed able to go.