Maxxis Fuse Tires - Clincher

2.58/5 (12 Reviews)
MSRP : $46.00

Product Description

Borrowing on our proven road technology found in the Fuse, Maxxis has reworked the design to...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bradley

Date Reviewed: January 30, 2014

Strengths:    Excellent value and mileage for the dollar.

Weaknesses:    Better options across the board - but you're going to pay.

Bottom Line:   
I rode 3000 miles over several years with the original Maxxis Fuse that came on my Cannondale CAAD8 and only replaced them because the rear tire was finally showing some wear. In that time I had one pinch flat from a large downed branch I didn't see until too late and one I'm going to blame on spending a little too much time on pavement that barely qualified as gravel. Lets be honest, this isn't a racing tire. It doesn't ride as smooth as a baby's... well, anything. It grips well enough to keep you and your bike aligned on a vertical plane. You want a really great beater tire? Something that will get you a bunch of miles per dollar? This is your tire. If you're looking for a tire to ride in the Giro, get your sponsor to spend a few more bucks on your gear.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Michael Hall

Date Reviewed: January 12, 2013

Strengths:    I get 3600 miles out of Maxxis Fuse 700 x 23 on the rear and 6000 miles out of the front. Not bad when you consider that I weigh 94 kilograms. Used to be lucky to get a thousand miles from a back tyre when i used Michelins.

Weaknesses:    None at all and I've been using Maxxis tyres for the past 6 years. Other tyre costing twice as much were about one quarter as good!

Bottom Line:   
Make sure you get the "Fuse" and not the "Re Fuse". Latter tyres are not as good mainly due to a poor rim fit (tend to be too tight).

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Tommy a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2011

Strengths:    CHEAP

Weaknesses:    CHEAP, bumpy, never fit on right, very weak, fails when you need it most, never makes you feel secure

Bottom Line:   
4 flats in 10 miles, need I say more?
I hit a pot hole, small one, and heard my back tire explode. As I changed it my front tire exploded. 5 milesl ater my front blew out at 30 mph!!! I managed to keep my bike straight and stopped. as I changed that I noticed my tube in the back had just popped its head out of the tire! Then it exploded. I ran out of tubes. I walked home 12 miles...
not a fun day

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Favorite Ride:   Nichols

Purchased At:   Helens

Similar Products Used:   bontrager race x lite

Bike Setup:   2009 Cannondale Six 6 w/ custom a class wheels

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by yamura a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: June 25, 2010

Strengths:    Smooth ride, probably low price, easy to remount after changing tubes

Weaknesses:    Pedal effort, punctures

Bottom Line:   
These tires came as OEM equipment on my 2007 Cannondale CAAD9 3, but after a couple years transferred all the group + wheels to a Surly Pacer. They're reasonably smooth riding but prone to puncture and seem to require more pedal effort than the wheel/tire combos on my other bikes. Fortunately they appear to wear quickly so I can replace them soon.

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Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Conti 4000, Conti Supersport Ultra

Bike Setup:   Transferred these (on Shimano WH-R560 rims) along with a largely 105 group to a Surly Pacer.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by SodaJeff a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 7, 2010

Strengths:    Comfortable ride. Reasonable grip. I always felt secure. The rear was 100% spent by 800 miles. The front still had some life. Only one flat on each tire in 800 miles.

Weaknesses:    Reasonably fast wear... but not bad for a $20 tire. This tire is designed to do most things "OK" - I believe it meets that mission.

Bottom Line:   
Lets be honest... This is an OEM tire which most shops don't even sell. I believe the MSRP is only $20. I got 800+ miles on tires that came with the bike. It's unfair for people to compare these to $60 Contis or whatever. For the price of one GP4000 you could buy THREE of these. I had 2 punctures during the 9 months it took me to hit 800 miles. That's not bad.

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Purchased At:   OEM with Bike

Similar Products Used:   Continental GP4000
Vittoria Diamante

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Carbon Synapse
105 Drive-train, brakes & crank
FSA Compact Wing Handlebar
Mavic wheels

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