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Maxxis’ UK Distributor, Extra UK, today showed us some new(ish) Maxxis Mountain Bike Tires at the CORE Bike Show. Select models of the Assegai, Forekaster, and Minion DHF and Minion DHRII are the brand’s first MTB Tires to be officially approved for use on eBikes at speeds of up to 50 KPH.
Maxxis E50 eBike Tires
Despite the addition of E50 on the hot patch, the tires’ construction, tread pattern and rubber compounds are identical to their non-E50 branded counterparts. There is no material update, here.
The Maxxis Assegai, Forekaster, and Minion DHF and Minion DHRII are unchanged, but having met the ECE-R75 Certification requirements, Maxxis can now officially market them as suitable for eBikes in Europe. Such a certification is not required in the US.
Maxxis says, “ECE-375 is a certification given to tyres that pass stringent safety regulations due to the increased load, torque and speed of eBikes, where in Europe they are classified as mopeds and governed by a set of strict guidelines for use up to 50 km/h”.
Pricing & Availability
The new Maxxis tires to bear the E50 hot patch include:
- Maxxis Assegai 29″ x 2.5″ DH Casing Maxx Grip – £79.99
- Maxxis Forekaster 29″ x 2.4″ EXO+ Maxx Terra – £69.99
- Maxxis Minion DHF 20″ x 2.5″ DH Casing Maxx Grip – £84.99
- Maxxis Minion DHRII 29″ x 2.4″ DH Casing – £84.99