Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Tires - Clincher

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Maxxis Padrone Tubeless Tires - Clincher 


  • Silkworm Puncture Protection
  • High-strength carbon fiber bead
  • Dual Compound Tubeless Technology


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[Jun 28, 2017]


Grippy, long wearing, great puncture resistance, easy to mount on tight rims, and hold air better than butyl tubed clinchers


Waaaay undersized- need to buy one size up in most cases, a bit on the heavy side compared to newer tubeless choices

To be clear, this review is for the non-TR version. These are the best tubeless tires I've run, and I've tried many models from IRC, Bontrager, and Schwalbe over my 20K+ miles of road tubeless use. They handle excellently, are very puncture resistant (all retired tires had virtually no cuts in them whatsoever) and, for those of us with crazy tight rims, mount relatively easily. The tire production quality is outstanding so no need to worry about bulging spots and tread gouges with these (cough, cough Schwalbe Ones). And as a bonus, they wear like iron. I get more miles (~10%) out of these than I did with Conti GP 4Ks, so while they are mid priced for tubeless tires, on a cost-per-mile basis they are a great value.

By far the biggest downside is these tires is that they are crazy undersized. The 25c version would pass for a modestly sized 23c tire with most other manufacturers. Even with 24mm (outside width) wide alloy rims, the 25c tire measured maybe 24mm wide mounted and inflated. Unfortunately the non-TR Padrones do not have a 28c version so you have to be content with effectively running 23c tires as the widest option.

Similar Products Used:

IRC Roadlite & RBCC (runner up to Padrones), Bontrager R2s, Schwalbe Ones

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