Maxxis Overdrive Tires - Clincher

4.5/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $40.00


Product Description

The Maxxis Overdrive was created to meet the demands of the European trekking market, the Overdrive has a grooved slick design for all-weather application, as well as Kevlar? belt technology to provide excellent protection from encounters with road debris


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SimonP

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2016

Strengths:    Puncture proof. Roll very smoothly and quickly. Rolling resistance seems very low.

Weaknesses:    --

Bottom Line:   
Perfect touring tyre and now fitted to my Surly. Soak up the road shock but roll surprisingly quickly. In fact not noticeably any slower than the 32mm slick tyres I had on before, even though I've also had to change my inner tubes for 35-43mm compatible ones. Exceptionally smooth ride and the perfect balance between speed and comfort for touring.


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by B Grande a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2011

Strengths:    Durability, ride comfort, low rolling resistance

Weaknesses:    Hardness can make them a bit slippery in the wet, until you get used to them.

Bottom Line:   
Have commuted for 14 000km on a single set of these and just due for a change now. Very comfortable, long wearing, clean shards out periodically and they do not let you down. Excellent product

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Bike Setup:   Giant XTC 2, standard


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Lebowitz a Commuter

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2009

Strengths:    Smooth, quiet ride. Reasonably good puncture protection. Reflective sidewalls are more effective than wheel reflectors at making you visible at night.

Weaknesses:    Only 700c size is 700x35c, but the ETRTO size of 622-37 indicates that they're actually a little wider. That can be problematic if your bike has fenders, as mine does. Narrow grooves in tread tend to pick up debris like glass shards, which eventually work their way through the Kevlar belt and cause flats.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these tires as an inexpensive alternative to the Continental CityContact and Schwalbe Marathon Plus - both commuter and touring tires with mild tread, reflective sidewalls and Kevlar belts. I only ride on pavement, so I wasn't concerned with off-road performance.

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Favorite Ride:   Chicago streets

Price Paid:    $45.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Continental CityContact and Panaracer Pasela TG

Bike Setup:   2000 Cannondale H400 outfitted for commuting: fenders, rack, lights, 24sp (triple front, 8-speed rear), custom wheelset featuring Velocity Dyad rims and Shimano hubs (LX front, XT rear), anti-theft skewers


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by scattered73 a Commuter

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2008

Strengths:    Durability, puncture protection, great city tire.

Weaknesses:    Emailed Maxxis twice with question never got a response so lame customer service.

Bottom Line:   
This is an excellent city tire. I have hundreds of miles on these and have yet to flat with them. The one thing that really suprised me is it actually corners really well on pavement. Very little wear on them so far. I have taken them on pretty much all types of terain and it does pretty good on all, except mud though I wouldn't really expect it to. This product 100% lived up to what I was expecting out of a city tire. Not the fastest rolling tire but what would you expect on 700x38 but I only seem to lose a 1-2 mph at cruising speed.

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Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   HBC

Bike Setup:   Soma Double Cross, my urban assualt machine.


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

Date Reviewed: May 29, 2006

Strengths:    Light, grippy for street use.

Weaknesses:    Tires take time to 'stretch' & seat properly when new. Need to re-fit them a few times.

Bottom Line:   
(26x1.75 Over Drive @ 3.4bar) The Kevlar belt really works in stopping road rubbish. Got home with a 5mm piece of metal stuck just off centre in one of the grooves. It was well 1-2mm in the tire. Pulled it out. NO Puncture!

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Bike Setup:   MTB HT (commuting & trails), Mavic CrossRide, Avid BB7 (185+160mm).



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