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    Question Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres


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    My NCX came witha fairly new set of these tyres on. Right from the start I felt like I liked the profile as the turn in quick which suits my commute. Ridden in the wet and dry with them and they always seem stable and grippy. Bearing in mind I'm a much slower rider then probably most of you, so my needs from a tyre are different, but I would take these over Michelin Pilots every time as the profile has such a nicer turn in. I was getting busy out Northwood and Watford way yesterday and then after a 90mph blat round the M25, across the back roads of south Essex and I was touching my toes down with even feeling like i was trying. Anyone else have any experience of these tyres?



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    Default Re: Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres

    Quite often the only difference between a cheap tyre and a premium tyre isn't the grip, wet performance or turn in, but the longevity.

    Be interesting to see how long they last.

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    Default Re: Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres

    I used to get Maxxis as I could not afford better. Now I get Michelin PR5's and do honestly believe they are better with longevity etc. The cost evens out when you consider the wear they get and how much longer they last.

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    Not used em but keep reporting to see how you get on.

    I love my PR4's and will probably get the 5's next. I've got 4k on the 4's at the moment and still a fair amount of wear left and they are more than grippy enough for me. I also prefer the profile to the PP.

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    My trackday FZR400RR came with a pair of them on, I was going to change them before my first trackday on it but I never got round to it so I've now done two trackdays on Snetterton with them, so not their normal use but I've certainly pushed them.

    They warm up quickly and grip well until they overheat, at which point they get quite squirmy, the front slides before the rear when they get hot, but you do know when you're getting near the edge of the tyre, probably due to the weird tread pattern, the rear might slide first if you've got more than 60bhp.

    They've always remained predictable, but the front lacks grip for track use on an FZR400RR (which puts most of its weight through the front tyre)
    Would I have them as road tyres, most definitely yes, would I buy them again for track use, rear yes, front no.

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    Default Re: Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres

    Never used Maxxis myself but they have a good rep for mountain bike tyre. Am interested to hear you get on with them.

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    Default Re: Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres

    I wont be using the NCX anymore so i wont have any further input from them. but my next bike will get them when it needs tyres.

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    Default Re: Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres

    Yep... I had a 'bargain offer' rear on my spare rear wheel a few years back. I fitted it when I swapped wheels after a flat. I found it slithered and twitched badly in the wet, felt like it was running flat (and yes, I double-checked the pressure), and finally it split down between the tread blocks. It looked like it was about to delaminate, so I swapped wheels again. I'd done barely 1000 miles on it when I binned it, and I was fairly surprised to discover it was already half-worn. I doubt it would have made 2k miles.

    Maybe it was a bad 'un but I won't be buying another.

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    I've just put a set on my fjr1300, its transformed the handling grip is good, I'll let you know about the mileage very soon as I've now done 2500 miles on them all motorway well about 80% of it anyway.
    I recon 6-7000 if I'm lucky , Belgium and back with luggage today.

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    They must be onto something, to put that stupid pattern in the edge where you need the most rubber on the road is genius.....on a road bike Iíd have pilot roads every time. But if you like em thatís all that matters 😀

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    Quote Originally Posted by Julian_Boolean View Post
    My trackday FZR400RR came with a pair of them on, I was going to change them before my first trackday on it but I never got round to it so I've now done two trackdays on Snetterton with them, so not their normal use but I've certainly pushed them.

    They warm up quickly and grip well until they overheat, at which point they get quite squirmy, the front slides before the rear when they get hot, but you do know when you're getting near the edge of the tyre, probably due to the weird tread pattern, the rear might slide first if you've got more than 60bhp.

    They've always remained predictable, but the front lacks grip for track use on an FZR400RR (which puts most of its weight through the front tyre)
    Would I have them as road tyres, most definitely yes, would I buy them again for track use, rear yes, front no.
    Genuine question how do you know the front lacks grip and how do you have front end slides that are predictable and why donít you crash when the front slides ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchcommando View Post
    They must be onto something, to put that stupid pattern in the edge where you need the most rubber on the road is genius.....on a road bike I’d have pilot roads every time. But if you like em that’s all that matters ��
    I bought the as I got them for £125 fitted, on the work bike due to the motorway mileage I normally run an Avon 3D XM on the rear and a BT023-GT on the front as the Avon makes the bike feel like the headraces are on the way out..

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchcommando View Post
    They must be onto something, to put that stupid pattern in the edge where you need the most rubber on the road is genius.....on a road bike Iíd have pilot roads every time. But if you like em thatís all that matters 
    Its an area of the tyre I don't visit very much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by couchcommando View Post
    Genuine question how do you know the front lacks grip and how do you have front end slides that are predictable and why donít you crash when the front slides ?
    Because I'm a riding God,

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    Default Re: Maxxis Supermxx Diamond tyres

    Or more accurately, I'm not pushing the front that hard so I can easily save it when it slides a little, the slides I've had with it have been on corner exit not entry, I doubt if I'd save from a slide on the way into a corner, my corner entry speed is slow, it's where my track riding really needs to improve.

    Snnetterton tomorrow, I was going to change the front tyre for an endurance Conti Race Attack, but as it's going to be wet, I'll probably be better off with the Maxxis.

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