Review: The New Maxxis Shorty Gen 2 Tire - This Sequel's Even Better Than the Original

Feb 20, 2021 at 16:19
by Mike Kazimer  


The original Maxxis Shorty tire was released back in 2014, and in the years since it's developed a loyal following among riders whose typical riding conditions revolve between wet and wetter. Now it's time to welcome version 2.0 in the mix, a tire that first started showing up on the bike of World Cup DH racers over the summer.

The basics of the new model remain the same – it's essentially a cut down mud spike, with square blocks that are designed to penetrate and find traction in soft, loose conditions, whether that's mud or dust. The main difference between the new vs. the old design has to do with the center tread pattern. What used to be one rectangular knob has been split in two, and there's now a repeating pattern with three different spacings down the center of the tire.
Maxxis Shorty Gen 2 Details
• MaxxGrip or MaxxTerra rubber compounds
• EXO, DoubleDown, or DH casing
• Tubeless ready
• Sizes: 29 x 2.4" (tested), 27.5 x 2.4"
• Weight: 1217 grams (29" MaxxGrip, DoubleDown casing)
• MSRP: $83 - $100 USD
maxxis.com


Maxxis Shorty review
The original Shorty...
... and Shorty 2.0

The side knobs were updated as well, with ribs added to the outside for more support during cornering. Additional siping was added in order to increase the level of traction even further, and there are now little raised ridges on the casing that are meant help prevent mud from sticking between the knobs.

Previously there were 2.3” and 2.5” options, but those have now been consolidated into one 2.4” option for either 29” or 27.5” wheels. At the moment there are three different casing / compound options – riders can chose from EXO / MaxxTerra, DoubleDown / MaxxGrip, or DH / MaxxGrip.

I tested the 29” DoubleDown MaxxGrip version, which retails for $100, and weighed 1217 grams. It's worth noting that the tires I was on were early samples that had a small additional vertical sipe on some of the center knobs – those won't be present on the versions that are hitting shops now, although if you had patience and an X-Acto knife it's wouldn’t be too hard to add them on.




Performance


Setup: Getting the Shorty seated, sealed, and ready to roll was trouble free. I typically ran 21-23 psi, and inflated to those pressures on a 30mm rim the tire measured a true-to-size 2.4”.

Overall grip: Maxxis' MaxxGrip rubber compound is one of the best out there when it comes to sticking to slippery things, and that rubber paired with the new tread design delivered an impressive amount of traction. I did some rides with a dual Shorty setup, but my preferred configuration was to run it as a front tire with a DHR II in the rear. That improved my rolling speed slightly, although it's still obviously a setup that's aimed more at traction than efficiency.

The Shorty's happy place is when the ground is soft enough for those square blocks to dig in, which describes the typical fall and winter conditions in the Pacific Northwest. Where I live the mud is more like a pine needle soup compared to the sticky peanut butter that occurs in other locales, and while there were a few extra-soggy rides where a true mud spike might have found more traction, in most cases it the Shorty felt like exactly the right tool for the job.

For reference, my usual tire combo is an 2.5" Assegai paired with a 2.4" DHR II, or a Schwalbe Big Betty if I feel like mixing hot patches. The Shorty comes into play when the mud gets deep enough to overwhelm the Assegai - its square knobs and more open profile allow it to keep digging in after the Assegai would have tapped out.

The new Shorty is notably better at handling wet roots and rocks compared than the original. Where the previous version had a tendency to break free suddenly, typically during direction changes in those roots or rocks, the new tread pattern and siping gives it more predictable handling, and I was able to let my guard down when faced with sections of harder packed, wet trail.

Sam Blenkinsop in the slop. Photo: Cam Mackenzie

Cornering / braking: The fairly tall knobs and make it easy to get the Shorty to hook up, and it's an easy tire to trust when you're pushing it in steep terrain. The DoubleDown casing provided plenty of sidewall support, which helped minimize any vague handling when conditions dried up a little. As a rear tire, it takes longer for it to pack up with mud than the DHR II, and it'll dig right in during hard braking. Like I mentioned, I still prefer the DHR II when conditions aren't so dire - it has a slightly rounder profile, and very predictable braking characteristics. When the mud levels rise, though, the Shorty has more bite and better overall grip.


Durability: The vast majority of my rides with this tire have been in wet, soft conditions, which is an easy way to extend a tire's lifespan. That said, that MaxxGrip compound does wear out relatively quickly, one of the sacrifices that comes from using that low durometer rubber. The wear has been fairly even, and although a few knobs have slices on the inside edge none of them have torn off. Overall the tires are in relatively good shape considering the number of miles and terrain they were ridden on.

Weight: The 1217 gram weight for the Double Down casing version of the Shorty is fairly reasonable - that's nearly 100 grams lighter than a 2.5" Double Down Assegai, and 146 grams lighter than Schwalbe's Super Gravity casing Big Betty.

Price: $100 is on the higher side of the scale, especially for a tire that's more of a specialist versus one that can be run all day, every day. That is, unless you're British, in which case I supposed this counts as a summer tire.

Options: Looking at the current lineup, I do wish there was a MaxxGrip EXO+ option in the mix. That'd be an ideal Pacific Northwest winter front tire, especially paired with a Double Down casing rear tire, and I'm not sure how many riders will be going for that MaxxTerra EXO option...




Pros

+ Tons of grip in wet and sloppy or dry and loose conditions
+ More predictable on harder packed sections of trail than the original
Cons

- Pricey, especially considering lifespan of softer MaxxGrip rubber
- There's no EXO+ MaxxGrip option yet






Pinkbike's Take
bigquotesFans of the Shorty 1 don't have anything to worry about - in this case the sequel is even better than the original. It's a little more well rounded than before, but at the end of the day it's still a specialist, a tire that needs loose conditions to really shine. For riders who live where clouds are more common than sun this is going to be a very welcome companion, one that makes it easy to trust that your tires will go where you want them to, even when everything is covered in greasy mud.  Mike Kazimer








160 Comments

  • 75 4
 I hate swapping tyres out depending on seasons, thanks @mikekazimer for justifying my reason to buy another / second bike (for those 2 sunny days each year)
  • 91 3
 Would never want to kill someone's excuse for an N+1, but you could also pick up a spare wheelset...
$200 tires + 30 min swap (1 hour and 1 pint of blood if cushcore)
$1,000 (alu) wheelset + tires + cassette + rotors (10 min swap)
$4,000-$8,000 new bike for mud season (0 min swap, 30 min deciding which bike from the quiver)
  • 26 14
 @ohio: 10min swap for wheels? More like 2.
  • 50 1
 @ohio: we would listen but ohio isn't real
  • 26 0
 @ohio: nah not feeling it, I'm tubeless which is my excuse for never taking the wheel out. New bike it is
  • 12 1
 @dualcrownscottspark: depends in swapping cassettes back and if brakes need a slight re-align.
  • 5 0
 @sutter2k: ah I thought cassette was already on and brakes aligned.
  • 26 0
 You need to ride more so your tires wear out when the season change anyway.
  • 9 0
 @ohio: swapping wheels has NEVER worked out for me even just using the rear for indoor training... the rear mech never lines up and skips and screws up the drivetrain unless I make adjustments.
  • 2 0
 @sewer-rat: how much for a plastic syringe? Best way to get it out of the one tire and into the next.
  • 3 0
 @madmon: it's the luck of the draw with the two hubs. I for instance, regularly swap between the stock dt swiss 350 hubbed wheels the bike came with which have 2.6 soft condition heavy casing tyres on, and a sun ringle duroc 35 wheelset I picked up for £140 (less than £300 with tyres, ice tech rotors and a slx 11spd cassette) which have 2.5 dhf and aggressors on with exo casings, for commuting and tamer trail use. Literally half a turn on the barrel adjuster is all that's needed. Guessing I got lucky.
  • 3 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: this deserves to have more upvotes than it does
  • 1 0
 @ohio: I do this with just the front wheel, back wheel has too many variables ie chain wear etc.
  • 1 0
 @inked-up-metalhead: then the brake problem with the slightest variance and it all goes to shit. I use my Mojo inside and the rest dedicated rides. I tried the front only for less gnarly stuff using a 2.25 and put the Mary or Minion back asap
  • 1 0
 @madmon: superstar components has started selling 0.1mm shims for brake rotors for solving just that problem. I didn't need them (again, luckily) but the solution is there.
  • 1 0
 @SnowshoeRider4Life: definitely real. Real flat.
  • 53 10
 "Where I live the mud is more like a pine needle soup compared to the sticky peanut butter that occurs in other locales"

More like a FIR needle soup. Not a lot of naturally occurring pines in the Bellingham area. Arborist dork signing off...
  • 6 1
 Sounds firkin horrible
  • 4 0
 Firkin tree
  • 77 2
 Pick a tree and be a dick about it.
  • 16 1
 Douglas fir is in the pine family. False fir.
  • 3 0
 @bigtim: your new favorite smell is cedar *shivers*
  • 12 0
 @gafoto: pretty much all common conifers are in Pinacea (pine family), including spruces, firs, and cedars, but the line for "true" pines is typically drawn at the genus level. Members of Pinus tend to be low water plants, and are thus pretty uncommon for the coastal PNW
  • 28 0
 @pdxkid, you're right, but 'fir needle' just sounds strange to me. Maybe it's because where I grew up on there were tons of white pines, and now I think all needles are pine needles. Except for the hypodermic ones. Either way, thanks for the insight.
  • 15 0
 @mikekazimer:
The Pinkbike comment sections wants two things from you: another Mezzer review and flawless conifer identification. Nothing less will satisfy.
  • 4 0
 @mikekazimer: Nah, I've lived my whole life here in western WA and everyone I know has always said 'pine needles'. Can't explain it - the only pines are decorative in peoples' yards. But 'fir needle' doesn't sound right at all. Must be like 'loam' vs 'duff' - just ain't gonna happen.
  • 2 0
 @gafoto: While Douglas firs are in the pine family they are most certainly not considered a "false fir" The scientific name Pseudotsuga means "false hemlock", as that's the tree they more closely resemble.
  • 1 0
 @gafoto: Wait so you don't ride bikes just to get out and see trees?
  • 29 3
 I have always been a huge fan of the shorty, but come on! 100$ for a tire which will last something like 5 days of bike park on front, maybe less on rear...
  • 6 2
 It’s a go way to up tire sales at specialized
  • 3 4
 where is the competition when it comes to inflated prices? look no further than schitwalbe. this shorty is a specilized tire, after all...
  • 30 1
 I'm not being an argumentative prick (honest), but why would you put a Shorty on for the bike park?
It's literally a tyre that's NOT for the bike park, being best in mud or deep loam.
The price is silly though.
  • 5 0
 @chakaping: It depends on how bad the conditions are in the park Smile We rode Lac Blanc and Nauders last year and in both cases were muddier than the Blenkinsop photo
  • 1 0
 I got the last one for 35 quid which is like 50usd so really not that much
  • 1 0
 @chakaping: Because when I talk about bike park I talk about Morzine or les 7 laux where I ride most of the time loam and muddy freerides, and inwhich my shorty last about 5 days Wink bike park doesn't mean dry tracks with only break bumps and turns
  • 1 0
 @korev: Perhaps, but they wouldn't have torn your tyres up, I assume?
FWIW the slippiest trails I've ever ridden are probably still Avoriaz DH tracks after a heavy rain shower. Narrowly in front of Ben Cathro's lockdown track.
  • 4 6
 can't justify paying more for MTB tyres, than my car (215/45 R17 Michelin Pilot Sport 4)... or even Moto (Mitas EF7!)
  • 6 0
 @TDMAN: those Michelins are $195/each (at least in the US) so not sure of your point?
  • 2 3
 @ARonBurgundy: You poor guys - here in Germany DH22 /34 cost around 50 Euros a piece
  • 1 0
 @NoriDori: same in France, but getting mode and more difficult to fond Maxxis tires at a decent price
  • 4 3
 @ARonBurgundy:

sizing is more... 225/45 R17 - 88,66€... almost 100usd.

You can check it here: www.norauto.pt/p/pneu-michelin-pilot-sport-4-225-45-r17-94-y-xl-2007046.html
And I can confirm, that you can get better prices in tire shop, if you are into saving a little more euros.

+50€ per tire on a MTB? meeehhh....

MTB has turn into a Snob Sport.................
  • 7 5
 Car tires are cheaper and you get 30,000 miles out of them... Wtf maxxis???
  • 6 0
 @TDMAN: dentists and lawyer sport
  • 7 1
 @scottlink: just buy some car tires then eh!
  • 2 1
 Why complaining about the high price? as it is right now it will be available in 2035 and by than 100$ are conisedered cheap.
  • 4 1
 @scottlink: Come on. Not all lawyers are rich snobs. Some of us are just wealthy snobs.
  • 6 0
 @chakaping: Tell me about it! I just put double mud spikes on specifically for trying to get down the thing.
  • 2 0
 @BenTheSwabian: I prefer lawyers over real estate agents!
  • 2 0
 @chakaping: If you go somewhere with really horrible steep double blacks the shorty will be a good tyre no matter the conditions.
  • 4 0
 @scottlink: so now try the car tires that you buy when you take your car to the race track. You can’t compare what we put on pricey MTB’s to an average car tire. You can get very average MTB tires for 10 usd.
  • 1 0
 @ben-cathro: T'was an entertaining finish to a cracking week of riding anyway:
www.instagram.com/p/CC4Jk5mHd71
  • 1 0
 @pasteque51: I rode Morzine probably 40 days last season and I changed my front tyre once and swapped my back one. Just ride bald tyres. Makes new tyres seem like a dream. I usually run Assegais
  • 21 0
 The daffs are out lads, it’s semi slick time
  • 15 0
 Shorty up front most of the year, fresh one in winter, by summer it's worn down and runs great in the dust and repeat.
  • 16 5
 the Shorty works almost better in super blown out dust and parched loam as it does in the mud. definitly a jan/feb as well as August/sept. tire. good stuff. That said, I have been known to just go full retard and run Wet Screams in the winter in the slop. truely unbeatable tire that.
  • 5 0
 You're british, Minions are basically what slick tires are to the rest of us.
  • 1 0
 @wowbagger: I have absolutely no idea why so many Americans and Canadians use minions in the wet.
  • 3 0
 @thenotoriousmic: I’ve got no idea what Americans run, since I never ride there, but into the Squamish part of Canada there’s as much rock as dirt. And even the dirt is mostly just crushed up rock. Spikes suck on wet rocks. Minions are decent because they have lots of surface area to grip the wet grippy granite, and they corner well on the wet but still somewhat firm mineral soil we have here, but really Assegais rule for wet or dry Squamish riding.
  • 9 1
 Waiting for that MaxxGrip EXO or EXO+! The muddy trails I ride are almost completely free of sharp rocks - the rocky trails shed water quite well, and never call for anything close to a mud tire. But we have a lot of roots, and MaxxTerra is not nearly as good on that stuff.
  • 4 0
 That’s one thing that frustrates me about Maxxis is their choice of options on some of their tires doesn’t always match their intended use 100%. A wet/mud tire with no maxx grip option?
I same with how the dissector is a dry/loose tire designed by a DH racer, that’s not available in a DH casing or 2C/maxxterra...
  • 2 0
 @brycepiwek:
I assume they cater to two users: the pros, and the schmoes. “Power users” who want some specific option are probably pretty small in number, even though we seem like the majority in PB comments.

They do finally seem to be offering more options in the vein of light carcass and grippy rubber (EXO MaxxGrip), which makes so much sense for the front tire of an aggressive trail bike. Kinda the opposite case of what you’re looking for in the dissector... DH or park riders going fast probably want DH casing and tread that rolls faster and won’t wear off in two laps, which I think is what you’re saying. Brosnan probably just replaces his free tires every weekend, and doesn’t mind the wear rate.
  • 1 1
 @mikekazimer Actually the EXO+ MaxxGrip is already there, at least for 29".
  • 1 0
 @Highclimber, are you sure you're looking at version 2.0? I still only see a MaxxTerra EXO option.
  • 7 0
 Specialized Hill Billy 29x2.6.....been running them front and rear almost all year round in UK conditions, and preferred them to Shorty (which I had before)....now seems the new Shorty is exactly the same pattern as the Hill Billy, except the Hill Billy price for both tyres is still less than one Shorty and they last much much longer too.
  • 1 0
 Did you run the Shorty both front and rear before? I noticed your name - I'm guessing you ride Friston a fair amount? My current go to is Shorty (F)/Dhr (R), I ride there often so may have to check out the Hill billy when it's time
  • 7 0
 Can someone just make a spreadsheet with the most popular/ original version of a tread and a pic at the top then all the brands that make this tyre, their prices, and their little names for it beneath.
  • 13 0
 Yeah, I'm still running Onza Octopus tyres from 1992 because I have no idea what all the acronyms mean and I just can't decide what to buy next.
  • 3 0
 @bigtim: The onza octopus, I hate to inform you is basically a squished minion bleached white, so basically its in the minion column.
  • 5 0
 @bigtim: I know a guy who works for (the new) Onza Tyres, I mentioned the Octopus to him and he hadn't heard of it. It then occurred to me that issue of MBUK is older than he is...
  • 12 3
 Looks like a Mary
  • 10 3
 Mary has more siping, a set of 3 centre knobs every 4th row, and rotated side knobs that have alternately bigger and smaller gaps between them. It really does look similar at a glance and I'd be interested to see a comparison test between the two.
  • 5 3
 @AndrewHornor: It's hilarious that you get down voted by Maxxis fanboys for this comment.
  • 7 0
 It's much more like a Hillbilly.
  • 3 1
 Well, its round and black, so in that respect it definitely looks like a Mary. In reality the new Shorty has more similarities with a Kenda Hellkat than with a Mary. Turns out there is only a limited number of shapes that work well as intermediates. Just look at the way Moto or Ralley-Car tyres have standardized over time.
  • 1 4
 Looks like a Nobby Nic w/ DH casing.
  • 3 0
 @threehats: It's almost exactly a Hillbilly.
  • 1 1
 @AndrewHornor: I'm staying with Mary.
  • 1 0
 @yoobee: me too, mostly for the lower price... I put one on my front wheel this weekend, actually.
  • 2 1
 @yoobee: Mary’s don’t have no where near the same grip but they roll so much faster. If you’re happy with the level of grip from the Mary’s stick with them because they’re way easier to pedal around than shortys. Just on the steeper gnarlier trails is where you want shortys.
  • 1 1
 @thenotoriousmic: Unless you specify casing and rubber compound for both, your post makes no sense.
  • 1 1
 @thenotoriousmic: You are the first one saying so. What Mary did you ride??? The cheap bikepark edition?
The soft Mary has endless grip, the only better I know is the ultra soft Mary (but this wears fast).
  • 2 0
 @yoobee: I’ve been running a purple super gravity on the front with an orange super gravity on the back for the last couple of years. Loads of grip for how fast they roll. Really really good tyres just don’t have anywhere near as grip that my assguy, shorty and high rollers (all maxx grip) do that ive been running on my other bikes but they roll a lot faster. I can ride further for longer with the Mary’s and they have enough grip for most trails and conditions though.
  • 5 0
 At least when Hurly Burly do a spot the difference page in their next magazine, they have something to put next to the Michelin Wild Enduro now. The winner gets a Magic Mary.
  • 7 0
 wanted to take offence to the British comment but really can't argue with it.
  • 8 0
 Maybe just tut loudly. That'll show 'em.
  • 1 0
 I felt slightly stung by it when I first read it too. Then I remembered that I live in the UK and run a Shorty on the front all year round. I had to tut loudly at myself instead.
  • 4 0
 Stock is limited, but distributors do have some on hand now. You can also order from Maxxis: shop.maxxis.com/collections/mountain/products/shorty-gen2?variant=34915752542343
  • 5 1
 out of stock til 2023 probably... the og shorty is one of the best all-around mixed condition tires ever, aslong as it's in maxx grip..
  • 2 0
 I bought a set of the old ones for my dh bike because they were $25 ea... They're great except roll ungodly slow. Replacing some magic marys I'm now pedaling into jumps just to clear them where I used to be able to roll right through.
  • 4 0
 Love open tread patterns like these. Though I am bewildered as to why they'd have an EXO but not an EXO+ version.
  • 4 0
 The joy of the Maxxis lucky dip.
  • 2 0
 Looks great, sounds great, Maxxis rubber rules. Would also be good to see an all-in, single compound 42a option on a DH carcass.
  • 4 1
 For 100$ they better send out a mechanic to seat me tyres and put in some sealant...
  • 3 2
 The DH set I got 2 weeks ago are awesome looking. Cant wait to throw roost with them soon ! Much better looking tires for sure.
  • 6 3
 MSRP: $83 - $100 USD
WTF
  • 3 2
 Like most other tires?
  • 1 0
 That's MSRP. Just wait until November and stock up on your tires for the season for like $30 each.
  • 4 4
 Why are they releasing it now, when Northern hemisphere winter is almost over?

Also, my intuition says that the those little ridges should hold MORE mud than if they weren't there?
  • 11 0
 Releasing now, but coming into stock at your LBS around October?
  • 1 0
 I'd be surprised if it doesn't have something to do with the covid monster
  • 5 0
 The Shorty v.1 works great in loose dusty conditions too. I live in SoCal and I love that tire in the summer moon dust.
  • 3 0
 The WTB Verdict has similar things in between the blocks. My best guess is that it stops mud sticking the same way things glue better to smooth than rough surfaces.
  • 1 0
 In time for spring thaw in places that still are covered in snow and ice.
  • 1 0
 @mattg95 They were supposed to come out 5 months ago but Covid.
  • 1 0
 "That is, unless you're British, in which case I supposed this counts as a summer tire."
Cheeky g!t, besides we only use summer tyres Big Grin
  • 1 0
 DoubleDown....Local South African importers, Rush Sports....What the fek is that! Oh wait, it's not for marathon bikes, we won't give a shit about bringing those in.
  • 2 2
 never swap tires for season or conditions, DHF/DHR2 works perfectly, even if it not - riding became more fun!

shorty typically for uber mud conditions, when it is ok to skip the ride
  • 2 0
 Con- No old style hot patch
  • 6 4
 Put this on your Short list?
  • 2 0
 Don't you puke on my shoes Harry.
  • 3 0
 Errr wet scream?
  • 2 3
 love that tire, but it's DH casing only, which is a 1500g lump of rubber on the front of your bike. but still, when it's super sloppy, it goes on for sure. throw the biggest roost of mud from the front in the corners it's insane. lmao
  • 1 0
 @mikekazimer is this your "favorite mud tire" that got delayed again and again?
  • 1 0
 Yep, it sure is.
  • 3 0
 Similar to magic mary
  • 1 0
 Ill stick to my Hillbilly on the rear of my bike. May not be as good as a maxxis but its only 65 bucks.
  • 1 0
 Ok it say it 10 times fast Blenkinsop in the slop. To be fair, that picture is awesome.
  • 2 0
 Finally a decent summer tyre!
  • 2 0
 Loos like a specialized hillbilly
  • 1 0
 Thinking about running one of these up front and a slick on the back for super sketchy slop sessions. Could be fun.
  • 3 1
 Skipped the article, came for the gripping comments
  • 1 0
 Have a Shorty on my trail bike. Rode it in all conditions . Curious if they will do a 2.5WT down the road
  • 2 0
 I'll stick with my WTB tyres and save some money. Sam rocks...
  • 2 0
 So, basically a more expensive WTB verdict ????
  • 1 0
 and I'm not sure how many riders will be going for that MaxxTerra EXO option... Me
  • 4 4
 The OG Shorty was one of my favourite tires. These are better in every way! Excellent job Maxxis!
  • 1 0
 Con: not available until summer. Summer 2022 that is...
  • 1 0
 Available now. Got some 2 weeks ago. Great lookin tires too !
  • 1 0
 @dmock157: Maybe on your side of the pond... Can't even get the old ones over here!
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex: yea plenty of them here. You could try ebay. They will ship to you maybe.
  • 2 1
 Looks like they took some design cues from the Conti Baron.
  • 1 1
 Looks like it took some cues from the www.tiogausa.com/edge-22.html with that split center knob
  • 1 0
 Was more hoping itd be a "shorty II" or "Shorty 2" on the side wall.
  • 1 0
 Maxxis wild shorty !
A wild enduro with a proper carcass :-)
  • 3 3
 The Shorty is NOT a proper mud tyre. Try a Dirty Dan and you'll understand what is a TRUE mud tyre.
  • 10 0
 Try a mud tire if you want a proper mud tire..... ok
  • 1 1
 Small hint - Wetscream ( also were made only in 26')
  • 1 0
 @nickmalysh: I have a brand new set of wet screams on my demo 8. Haven't ridden them yet???? Montana is still covered in ice and snow. 2 months and counting!
  • 1 0
 I wish it rained enough here in Australia to try the old shorty. So moto.
  • 1 0
 This looks exactly like the WTB Verdict. lol
  • 1 0
 Some strong Tioga DH vibes from this.
  • 1 0
 This or the WTB Verdict Wet ?
  • 1 0
 go shorty it's your birthday
  • 1 0
 How this compares to a hillbilly?
  • 1 0
 Ok shorty!
  • 1 0
 Ok Boomer
  • 1 1
 Can't wait for the Maxxis Longy. Hope it's got some carbon and glue in it!
  • 1 0
 That kinda is the wetscream
  • 1 0
 BlenkinSLOP
  • 1 0
 they forgot a size .....
  • 1 2
 TLBig Grin R - how does this compare to the WTB Verdict / Verdict Wet?
  • 4 1
 Don't know, don't care. The verdict is beast of a tire. I use it for real sloppy, goopy outings. And it is great. I now an on Michelin dh22's, which are also insanely good in everything but dry hardpack. The dh34 might be a better option for that.
  • 2 0
 Looks exactly the same as the verdict to me. I have had one on the front all winter and I love it. I prefer the high grip compound to maxxis maxxgrip personally although they're very similar.
  • 3 6
 Shorty is simply every BMX tire we had growing up just blown up to 29". Call me when tires don't go flat ever and have some more creative traction.
  • 1 2
 #LooksLikeAKujo
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