Maxxis Courchevel Tires - Clincher

2.79/5 (14 Reviews)
MSRP : $76.00


Product Description

Maxxis continues pushing the boundaries of the road racing market. In the clincher category the new Courchevel is taking a flyer off the front for the win. Triple Compound Technology offers long wear life great traction and better transition from compound to compound. Kevlar belt technology provides puncture resistance. 205 grams foldable casing. Your choice of GreyBlack or OrangeGrey. 700x23. Features and Benefits include High Dispersion Silica center tread for long life and low rol...


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jamie Anderson

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2014

Strengths:    Fast race tyre, and very comfortable. Excellent puncture resistance, but to be even safer use with latex inner tube sealant like Stans or Cafelatex.

Weaknesses:    Slick tread, so can be slippery on wet roads.

Bottom Line:   
A little bit strange to read such mixed reviews on this tyre. It is one of the fastest clinchers I have used in more than 15 years of cycle racing, and puncture resistance is good for a lightweight race-specific tyre. If you are worried about punctures, use a latex inner tube sealant such as Stans or Cafelatex. I do this with all of my race & training wheels, and punctures are very, very rare. I train and race in Belgium, and the roads can be very rough, with a lot of holes and cobbles. So best quality for me in the Maxxis Courcheval is the comfort - although a 23c tyre, they seem to have a larger case profile than many other 23c tyres, and ride much more like 25c - which is what most pro teams use today.

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Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Continental GP4000

Bike Setup:   Look 695


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bill a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: August 10, 2013

Strengths:    I already have 1100 miles on my first set of those. They roll great, they grip great, they corner great. There are some cracks on the tire surface now, but they still have plenty of life on them. I inflate them at 110-115 psi (front-rear) just in case, although I could go slightly lower (100-110). Both rider and bicycle weigh 180 pounds. I only had two punctures till now (one on the front was a slow puncture due to low pressure and a heavy curb hit) and one on the rear caused by a huge shred of glass. So both of them due to careless riding... Apart from the technical stuff, these tires look great on my bike (black orange scheme for both frame and tires).

Weaknesses:    Some cracks on the surface but not something major

Bottom Line:   
Great performance tire. If you can find it with huge discount buy without a doubt.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Henry .M Dyckmans

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2013

Strengths:    they exert confidence.very good on cornering.Poncture proof,100%

Weaknesses:    none for me. I have ridden 6000 .kms on two set

Bottom Line:   
I have found a place that was selling them rock bottom. bought 5 sets. I am on my third one ,not a single flat. I recommend to not inflate more than 100,or 105. More than that you are going for trouble specially if you happen to skeed. The top layer will delaminate in an instant and the tire is gone.I am pretty sure some of you ,have already found that out. I read some reviews where some smart dude mentioned that He was proud to inflate his Courchevel at 130 psi .Right there I would be worried before I would get on the bike. by the way I am 65 years of age, and ride a steel bike (Vitus 980 custom. mavic wheels and all the rest 105 trough out. My average is 450 kms per week. good luck you young ones


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Graham Findlater a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: April 26, 2012

Strengths:    A light and durable sportive tyre. A technology packed clincher. Triple compound tread. Two puncture protection technologies.

Weaknesses:    Pricy. But this is an unusual tyre. hHigh performance by all the normal clincher measures and well as robust and durable!

Bottom Line:   
A tyre aimed at racing, sportive riding and training! A triple compound tread and Kevlar composite puncture protection. The Courchevel is named after the famous mountain top stage of the Tour de France and it's packed full of innovation. This tyre promises to tick all the boxes, and should do, as Maxxis knows how to makes tyres for a massive range of applications - from Motor Sport to MTB to Urban riding.

The grip is excellent. I like descending fast and although not yet tested on tight hairpin bends, these tyres are very grippy and very stable under hard breaking. The traction as you hit maximum lean on the apex is excellent. Even when I was caught out over some wet loose gravel I was impressed with their stability. Triple compound tread technology from motorbike racing is here for cyclists!

Maxxis state 225g as the weight, but surprisingly my set weighed in at 208g a piece! The Maxxis Courchevel is certainly on the edge of lightweight high-performance tyres.

The Maxxis Courchevel is easy to mount, triple compound grip is superb and they also provide a light grippy feel when standing up to accelerate: nice. Let’s see how they wear but the claimed puncture protection for this tyre compared to weight is excellent.

For a full review go to: http://bityrestr2.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/maxxis-courchevel-3c-23c-review-test.html


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by CipoWins42 a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: August 3, 2011

Strengths:    Zero

Weaknesses:    Obviously the construction.

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY! Mounted four this weekend, one exploded and another has a bulge.

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Favorite Ride:   any

Price Paid:    $67.00

Purchased At:   on-line

Similar Products Used:   Kinda, Michelin




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Experience with Maxxis Courchevel?

I'm always willing to try new tires. These look promising, but I have no experience with Maxxis since they are new to the road market. I've been using Michelin Pro Race, then Continental GP4000. I would want any new tire to be as good or better than those two. brewsterRead More »

Maxxis Courchevel vs. Hors Categorie

Hey folks, My club has a deal with Maxxis so I got me another set of hors Categorie's and a set of Courchevel's. I've ridden the hors categorie's all summer (2 pairs) and like them a lot for flat protection and road feel. But I'm thinking of switching to the Courchevel's for a 200 mile road rac ... Read More »

Maxxis Courchevel/Pedal Shop

Folks, this is a nice road racing tire and reasonably priced. I was searching for a Bontrager Race X Lite that came with my Lemond and most dealers don’t carry them. Even the swanky Trek dealers! So I went to where I should have all along. Pedal Shop, Ashburn VA. Mike hooked me up with the ... Read More »

Courchevel from LANDSAT 7

For the last couple of Tours, NASA has provided a shot of one of the stages on their weekly satellite imagery websit. Last year was Plateau de Beille, this year it's Courchevel. I subscribe to their service so I'm passing it on - enjoy! Here's the link if you're interested in the commentary: [ ... Read More »

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