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Maxxis launches new generation of High Road tyre

8 Feb 2021

Maxxis's road racing tyres have been given new casing, puncture protection and tread pattern

Maxxis has launched the second generation of its road racing High Road tyre.

The Taiwanese manufacturer, which supplies the tyres for Chris Froome's Israel Start-Up Nation, has refreshed its all-purpose racing tyre with new casing, puncture protection and tread pattern.

The first High Road tyre was released in 2018 at the Tour of Britain, joining the Pursuer training tyre and Re-Fuse endurance tyre in Maxxis's road range, with the High Road SL race-only tyre arriving last year.

Taking the high road

The High Road Gen 2 has been upgraded to 170TPI casing from 120, which Maxxis says brings a 12-15% weight reduction and a 2% reduction in rolling resistance.

Maxxis has also introduced a new ZK puncture protection technology to the High Road. The liquid crystal polymer fibre is said to bring a 7% increase in puncture resistance.

To add to that, Maxxis has updated the construction of the tubeless ready tyres to boost ride quality and air retention.

Its overhaul is completed by a new tread pattern. The finely textured casing is said to improve dry grip and a new shoulder design aims to boost grip when cornering in the wet.


The new generation comprises of two sets of 700x25 and 700x28 tyres, with a tubeless ready and clincher version of each.

Size Bead Weight Max PSI
700x25c Foldable 185g 120
700x28c Foldable 205g 115
700x25c Carbon 285g 110
700x28c Carbon 315g 95

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