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  • Maxxis Medusa Exception Series Tyre

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Inspired by our professional European XC racers for racing on muddy terrain. The small profile is lightweight and cuts through loose terrain, while the spiked tread pattern works to find traction through the mud. The widely spaced tread pattern resists packing by shedding mud and loose, damp soil. The Medusa performs well in mud, and the low profile also makes it an excellent choice for lighter riders.

  • Widely spaced, cleated knob design
  • Low-volume mud tire


  • Size: 26x1.80
  • ETRTO: 44-559
  • TPI: 120
  • Bead: Foldable
  • Weight: 510g
  • Compound: Single
  • Max PSI: 65
Rated 5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Je viens de finir les 24 heures de Saran 2010 ce pneu m'a permis de m'éclater, trés bon dans la boue et terrain mou, associer avec un ignitor a l'avant de la mêùe marque. 13 June 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Coming from a pair of fast but fragile Nobby Nics, the Medusas are pretty much what I expected. They don't roll as easily on hardpack but the difference is minimal. They hook up better in loamy soil and sand and of course they are excellent mud tyres, finding grip where you'd expect them to spin. Clearing is very good - the mud stays on the ground, as confirmed by a suspiciously clean bike. The Medusas are low-volume, skinny tyres like the Nics but have a thicker carcass inbetween the tread blocks and a slightly stronger sidewall which allows them to be run at lower pressures without risking pinch flats. The 62a compound sticks to everything but the super-skinny profile means that the tyres aren't at all 'draggy'. Great all-round winter XC tyres with a mud bias. 24 November 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by very good tyre. I run 2.1 front and rear and they ard very good, very good gripping in mud. also good in dry up front! 5/5 04 August 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rode 2.0 front and rear in a 12 hour teams event in Rotorua where it rained most of the week before. Track turned to mud very quickly and these were perfect. Found that I could run 60psi on the rear to increase my speed with no traction loss as the knobs were more than enough to hold. Front held well in corners on 40psi while others were washing out. Highly recommend for muddy conditions - Very narrow for a 2.0 12 May 2008
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