Launched this morning, the Maxxis Receptor is an all-new tire that the brand says is for “riders who want to go the distance on pavement as well as off the beaten path.” Available in 700C x 40mm and 650B x 47mm sizes, the Receptor has a 120 TPI tubeless-ready casing that uses a dual-compound construction designed to strike a balance between rolling resistance and traction, ideal for cyclists who ride mostly smooth terrain but want to occasionally veer off onto gravel segments. A Maxxis EXO Protection layer—borrowed from their mountain bike line—is built into the sidewalls to offer added defense against abrasions.
See a video introduction to the Receptor here:
Although details aren’t yet available online, Maxxis says a tan wall version of the Receptor is also on the way, with full specs coming soon. For those familiar with the Maxxis line, this new tire fits into their gravel line between the high-volume Velocita slick and the knobbier Rambler.
Maxxis Receptor Specs:
- 650B x47mm and 700C x40mm sizes
- Dual compound
- EXO Protection
- 120 TPI Tubeless Ready casing
- Black or tan wall (tan wall option coming soon)
- 484g weight for 650B x 47mm version
- Pricing TBD
Find additional details about the all-new Receptor at Maxxis.com. We haven’t been able to track down pricing information yet but will update this post when it becomes available.
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