Ben has been testing the most recent casing offered by tyre giants Maxxis in the form of the EXO+ casing on the Assegai, Rekon and Minion treads.

The Maxxis EXO+ casing might well be the answer to any aggressive rider who doesn’t want to run Maxxis’ full blown downhill casing.

Maxxis are probably the biggest name in MTB tyres right now with the majority of my test bikes coming with a set of Maxxis Minions fitted in some form or another. You may also notice that I often complain about lightweight EXO tyre casings on long travel enduro bikes, preferring the extra weight and security of a Double Down casing.

This is where the EXO+ casing comes in, sitting just between the light weight EXO and the heavy hitting Double Down, could this be the ultimate UK do it all tyre casing?

I was sent a pair of 29” Minion DHF and DHR 2 in as well as a fast rolling Maxxis Rekon rear tyre. More recently I also got my hands on a 27.5” Assegai that I have been running as the trails got soggier into the darker months.


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