American Classic Mauka Review (video)
Can a budget mountain bike tire offer the same performance as a top dollar product? Neil got a pair of American Classic’s new $45 Mauka tires to find out. Learn more about how the brand’s “downcountry” model rides and more in this review…
Among the three tires American Classic introduced last week, the Mauka is the most fitting for backcountry and all-conditions riding. American Classic positions it for “downcountry” riding, with tread designed to climb like an XC tire and still descend well on roudy singletrack trails, making it a worthy option for general use or singletrack-heavy bikepacking. The Mauka features a fast-rolling center tread, moderately-sized side lugs, and their lightweight 1.5-ply 60 TPI Stage TR-L construction. It’s only offered in 29 x 2.4″ and costs $45 USD.
In an industry filled with accessories that can break the bank, it’s comforting to know there are still options that are affordable and offer performance that you’d expect from high dollar products and brands. That’s what Neil found with the the Mauka tire, one of the new offerings from American Classic. In this video review, Neil shares his initial thoughts on the tire, the install, how it rode, and more. Watch it below, then scroll down for photos and specs.
The American Classic Mauka will be available soon exclusively on their website and Amazon. Find specs and links below.
- Model Tested: American Classic Mauka
- Actual Weight: 849 grams
- Actual Width (on 28mm IW rims): 2.26″ (57.3mm)
- Place of Manufacture: Taiwan
- Price: $45 (at AMZN)
- Manufacturer’s Details: AMclassic.com
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