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MAXXIS present the second generation of the HighRoad road tire, featuring ZK puncture protection

MAXXIS have released a new version of the HighRoad road tire, promising improved performance and puncture protection. Read on to find out everything that has changed compared to the previous model.

MAXXIS HighRoad in 700 x 25C | 198 g | € 59.90 | Manufacturer’s website

Just in time to start the new road bike season, the American brand have released the second generation of the HighRoad tire, which they claim to have improved across the board. Compared to the old HighRoad, all new versions have 170 nylon threads per inch (TPI) instead of the 120 TPI tube type variant of its predecessor. As a result, the weight of the tube version is said to have decreased by 12-15%, while the tubeless tire is on par with its predecessor in terms of weight.

All versions of the MAXXIS HighRoad tire at a glance

Model Size Weight Price
HighRoad 700 x 25C 185 g € 59.90
700 x 28C 205 g
HighRoad TR 700 x 25C 285 g € 69.90
700 x 28C 315 g

The profile and shoulder design of the HighRoad has been revised to provide more traction on dry roads and when cornering in wet conditions. The new ZK puncture protection layer consists of a liquid crystal polymer fibre and is said to reduce the risk of punctures by 7%. MAXXIS’ new tubeless-ready construction promises improved ride quality and less air loss. The full silica HYPR rubber compound remains unchanged, which MAXXIS say is hard-wearing while offering low rolling resistance and good grip in all weather.

Instead of K2, the new HighRoad tire uses ZK puncture protection.

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