Maxxis Detonator Tires - Clincher

3.06/5 (35 Reviews)
MSRP : $44.00


Product Description

With its reliable grip durable tread and affordable price tag the Detonator is well suited for Winter training Summer racing and all your rides in between. The Maxxis dual compound tread uses M-shaped grooves to offer a great combination of traction and speed with great water dispersal. Silkworm puncture barrier provides bead to bead protection. 700c x 23mm. 60 TPI casing. 120 max PSI. Folding bead. Available in a various colors. 235g.


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Stephanie Boartight a Commuter

Date Reviewed: December 2, 2014

Strengths:    Look pretty, roll well, reasonable grip

Weaknesses:    Cut easily and puncture easily, not suitable for urban riding or on sharp gravel.

Bottom Line:   
I got these on my brand new 2015 Whyte bike just 7 weeks ago and in that time I have had 5 punctures, they seem to be OK in the dry and actually roll really well but in the wet you can almost guarantee a puncture. When I took them off today to replace them with Gatorskins the tread was full of cuts - I can't have cycled more than around 100 miles in the time I have had the bike but they were in very poor condition.

I would not recommend these, buy something more robust.

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Purchased At:   Cycle Surgery

Similar Products Used:   Continental Gatorskin 700cx23

Bike Setup:   Whyte Pimlico Hybrid 2015 model


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by vic

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2014

Strengths:    Price

Weaknesses:    I have had 5 flats with these tires in about 200 miles of riding.

Bottom Line:   
Not recommended.


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by yone

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2013

Strengths:    Good grip

Weaknesses:    hard to put on rims, worn up fast comparing with other tyres I used.

Bottom Line:   
I have this tyres for 2 months (around 300 miles). No punctures at all. But, they worn up fast, especially rear tyre.


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:1
Submitted by JOSH a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: July 10, 2012

Strengths:    cool colours.... good grip

Weaknesses:    fitst ride 35kms 3 puncture flats

Bottom Line:   
DO NOT BUY THESE TIRES.

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Price Paid:    $55.00

Purchased At:   SPECIAL ORDER

Bike Setup:   FIXIE


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Oren a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2012

Strengths:    Price, grip, speed - ok for their price.

Weaknesses:    Eat up gravel and puncture a lot.


Bottom Line:   
Purchased these tires for training in the Winter. While their grip and roll is ok, they keep puncturing, despite being brand new. Especially when it's wet. I've flattened three times in the recent five or six rides. Other tires have lasted hundred of kilometers without puncturing under the same conditions. Feels like these tires are made of margarine - they simply eat up little pieces of gravel and rocks, and embed them in the tire wall. The only good thing I have to say about them is that once you get a flat, they are thick enough so you can continue rolling until a safe stop to change the flat is found. They might do better in dry conditions. A classic case of "you get what you pay for". Though there are many better options out there. Comparably, I've ridden with Vittoria Zaffiro regular/pro's - While their ride is harsher, they are far more resistant.
Avoid these and invest in a higher quality tire.

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Favorite Ride:   Mt. Hermon

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   Vittoria Zaffiro, Vittoria Zaffiro pro, Vittoria Rubino Pro, Michelin Pro3 race and light, vredestein fortezza tricomp, Hutchinson fusion 3 (another product to avoid).

Bike Setup:   Giant TCR composite1, Mavic Ksyrium elite tires. Age group road racer.



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