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Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire

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Maxxis Ikon 29Er F120 3C Tire

Designed for cross country racers looking to go fast, with minimal rolling resistance. The 3C triple compound technology features two compounds in the outer layer are specifically formulated to lower rolling resistance and optimize tread- wear and traction. This version of the Ikon is part of Maxxis eXCeption series, which is a combination of 62a compound and 120 TPI casing. Not only is it light, but also offers excellent braking, cornering, and acceleration.

  • Wheel Size: 29”
  • Tire Type: Clincher
  • Tire Bead: Folding
  • Intended Use: XC
  • PSI: 35-65

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Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire
 
4.0

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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77%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (13)
  • Easy to install (8)
  • Attractive (4)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (10)
    • Racing (8)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (8), Competitive cyclist (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (13)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    A great race tire

    Purchased a set of these for XC racing to replace a Crossmark rear and Ignitor front. Much faster than the Ignitor, with just about as much cornering ability. More traction than the Crossmark,...Read complete review

    Purchased a set of these for XC racing to replace a Crossmark rear and Ignitor front. Much faster than the Ignitor, with just about as much cornering ability. More traction than the Crossmark, but a little slower rolling on pavement. Ikons are lighter than both of these tires, and makes the bike feel faster on acceleration.

    In order to make them lightweight, Maxxis had to go light on the sidewalls, so I wouldn't use this tire on any trails with sharp rocks. Go for the EXO protection version (slightly heavier) for more durability.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Maxxis ikon 29er F120 3c

    Easy to install. First ride though a minor abrasion caused sidewall to fail, rendering the tire useless. Contacted Jenson, but no satisfaction yet.

    Easy to install. First ride though a minor abrasion caused sidewall to fail, rendering the tire useless. Contacted Jenson, but no satisfaction yet.

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    4.0

    These tires are FAST, LIGHT and durable

    By Vic

    from Washington DC

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Low Grip On Loosewet

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking
    • Racing
    • Xc On Dry Hard Pack

    Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

    I got these tires for my XC lightweight hardtail. They are awesome rubber. Good grip on dry conditions up to damp but not ideal for wet and slippery conditions like leaves on fall or mud. They are light and roll liek crazy I loved these on spring and summer riding in the Mid-Atlantic.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Good for what it was designed for!

    By Midwest Racer

    from Michigan

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Install
    • Fast
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • Racing
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

      I use this product racing in the midwest. It is a fast rolling race tire with good volume. I've gotten 1000's of miles out of them and the tread is still there. I ended up buying a 2.35 for the front for a little more grip and it has been perfect. These have been run tubeless the whole time. If you ride places with rocks I would highly reccomend EXO sidewall protection. I haven't had any sidewall mishaps, but abrasions from a copper harbor trip have put noticeable wear on the sides of this tire.

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      5.0

      Solid and light

      By Qpnjac

      from Mi

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Install
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Racing

        Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

        Great tubeless mount

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        2.0

        You get what you pay for

        By Derek

        from Spokane WA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Racing

          Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

          Trust the negative reviews I did not and now I am out 30 bucks. Ripped the side wall just like everyone else. Do not buy

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          • No
           
          5.0

          Versatile

          By The Corn dog

          from Snowmass Village, Colorado

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

            I started using these tires last summer after burning through a pair of Geax that came with my new bike. I was getting ready to do the Leadville 100 and wanted something dependable, fast, light and still had a bit of a tread! My mechanic recommended these and told me he uses the 2.35 on his bike, so I got the 2.2's and now I use them all the time! I also bought the 2.35 for when I go to Fruita and Moab and love them. They can be used as a every day tire as long as you don't have muddy conditions because the knobs are close together and don't shed mud well.

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            • No
             
            5.0

            High Volume Race Tires

            By XC racer

            from Kalamazoo

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • High Volume
            • Lightweight
            • Low Rolling Resistance
            • Traction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking
              • Racing

              Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

              I race in the midwest and these tires are pretty much perfect for staying on top of sand and hooking up on hard pack. These tires have been the perfect race tires.

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              • No
               
              4.0

              Just what I needed

              By Joe

              from Dallas Tx

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Install
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

                I ride in Dallas,Tx where there's a lot of loose dirt. The Tires I had before maxis (geax mezcal) had me sliding everywhere. These tires aren't perfect but I'm about 80% safer.

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                4.0

                Paper thin sidewalls

                By Ronnieron

                from Richmond, VA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Very Weak Sidewalls

                Best Uses

                • Racing

                Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

                The tire has a very thin sidewalls that won't stand up to much abuse. Its a race tire. You would be lucky to have this tire last much more than 24 hours. The side walls will tear against any reasonably sharp rock. It will spin up faster than any other tire on hardpack. It was a very fast feeling tire.

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                4.0

                Fast but not grippy

                By yoavre

                from CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • Not Durable
                • Not Grippy

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • XC

                Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

                Great for someone looking to go fast even at the expense of grip. Great for rear wheel tire.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Ideal for Hard-Packed

                By Blofeld

                from Canada

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Sticky
                • Wear Well

                Cons

                • Sidewall Durability

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking
                • Racing

                Comments about Maxxis Ikon 29er F120 3C Tire:

                A rotating upgrade, saved a pound replacing 2.25 Ardents and increased grip on dry and hardpacked. Casing is thin to achieve this weight, not my first choice in rocky terrain. Retain grip as they wear better than a Racing Ralph.

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                • No

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