Urban Commute

The Overdrive tyre is designed for year-round trekking.

  • Grooved slick design for all-weather grip
  • Puncture-resistant thanks to an Aramid belt
  • Reflective tyre for added visibility and safety
  • Designed for road and light off-road use
  • A good all-round tyre

You can buy the Overdrive Excel directly from Maxxis by clicking here.

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Tyre Sizes

Tyre Size ETRTO TPI Bead Weight (lbs) Compound Max PSI Tech Colour
Rim Size 26
26X1.75X2 47-559 27 WIRE 1.573 SINGLE 50 Maxx Protect Black
Rim Size 28
28X1 5/8X 1 3/8 37-622 27 WIRE 1.364 SINGLE 75 Maxx Protect Black
Rim Size 700
700X38C 40-622 27 WIRE 1.518 SINGLE 75 Maxx Protect Black
700X40C 42-622 27 WIRE 1.551 SINGLE 75 Maxx Protect Black

Overdrive Tyre Reviews

The Overdrive is available in a range of tyre sizes for a large range of bikes. Check the table above and remember we are bringing in new sizes all the time.

Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, January 2020:

“I’ve been using these tyres for 5 years now and won’t buy anything else for my commuter. Never had a puncture even though I have ridden through glass. Have ridden down gravel path tracks that my racing tyres wouldn’t go through, wet and dry. Yes, they need levers to put on but I haven’t rolled a tyre off.” 


Rider, ChainReactionCycles.com, August 2012:

“I run these tubeless on my Mavic C29SSMAX wheels and find them extremely reliable so far. They were dead easy to setup tubeless using 1 scoop of Stans sealant, and run at 50psi they roll extremely well and soak up the bumps nicely. I have run the 26” version of these for over 4 years and done thousands of kilometres, getting great wear and zero flats.” 


Cross Country Rider, MTBR.com, August 2012:

“I used a single pair of these during a 9 month journey from Istanbul to Singapore, a 11,500km unsupported touring adventure. I had started with the stock Continental Contacts but destroyed them in 1,800km, and was lucky to find [the Maxxis Overdrive] in Tabriz, Iran. I put close to 10,000km on these, and by the end of the journey I reckon they could have done another 5,000, albeit with an increased frequency of punctures… Bottom line is, these tyres proved reliable and very safe to ride, never felt betrayed no matter the riding conditions, which is a major factor when you are far from home. They seem comfortable and even though I didn’t try the renowned Marathon Plus for long enough to compare, there is no doubt that at less than £20, they are better value than the Schwalbe.” 


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A polyfibre material positioned between the tyre tread and the casing. With varying thickness of 0.9mm - 1.5mm, MaxxProtect is designed to maximise puncture resistance in select hybrid models.

MaxxShield represents the ultimate in flat protection. We begin with our SilkShield bead to bead protection and add our K2 (Kevlar Composite) layer for unparalleled durability.

Available in select tyres, this Maxxis exclusive fabric provides more puncture protection. The addition of this lightweight and supple material ensures that the ride quality and performance remains unsurpassed.

Silkworm Technology is an exclusive material incorporated into the casing of select models. The Silkworm material helps to increase puncture and tear resistance. Silkworm is featured as a bead-to-bead cap ply (denoted as Silkworm B2B) or under the tread as a breakder (denoted as Silkworm).

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