The Pace is available in a range of tyre sizes for mountain bicycles. Check the table above and remember we are bringing in new sizes all the time.
Pace Tyre Test Results
If you’re looking for mountain bike or downhill cycling tyres and you’re not sure which tyres to choose, you can always look to tyre tests for the answer, and there are plenty of tyre tests involving the Pace
Single Track Magazine
Single Track Magazine described the Pace as “superbly fast tools for the job”:
“The Pace is the equivalent of a low-profile Ikon. I’m a big fan of the Ikon on the rear of my XC bike so I was looking forward to giving its faster little brother a go. On the rear the Pace performs brilliantly on dry, hard packed trails and is very, very fast. It rides with virtually no perceptible drag on fire roads and tarmac and it really suits high mileage missions of the low-tech variety.
For XC race-orientated tyres, both the Pace and Race TT have been solid and predictable performers. And with the EXO reinforcement, they’ve remained stable at lower pressures and so far (touch wood…) haven’t delivered me any sliced sidewalls. The tread and sidewalls are also showing little sign of wear despite some high mileage and ham-fisted use over the test period, which is a nice change from some of the more delicate race tyres on the market.
For a race-day tyre tackling hardpack and dry conditions, they are superbly fast tools for the job.”
Rachel Sokal, SingleTrackWorld.com, April 2017
Mountain Bike Action
MBAction.com tested the Pace and had positive things to say about it:
“Cross-country tires are known for having a minimalist design to ensure the maximum amount of speed and efficiency. From tread patterns, casing thicknesses and rubber compounds, there is very little that a Maxxis tire design overlooks when creating their next podium slayer. Maxxis has been in the tire business for quite some time and knows their way around a set of wheels. They have designed some of the best tires on the trail and have been helping riders find glory aboard their fast tires.
Like most XC race tires, the Pace was designed to maintain maximum traction while having as minimal a tread pattern as possible. The Pace uses continuous side knobs for a little extra grip in the corners and a high-volume carcass.
The overall tread pattern is minimal, but reinforced in the sense that there are very few gaps between knobs, giving the tire extra grip.
We mounted these tires up to a set of SRAM Roam 50 wheels, and installation was pretty easy. The tires seated at about 30 psi and didn’t give us any struggles getting the bead to sit evenly. We started our tire pressures at 35 in the rear and 33 up front, but quickly dropped the pressure after our first ride. Our testers settled in the mid to high 20s for the duration of our testing.
First impressions were positive; the Pace is a seriously fast tire. We noticed right away the minimal rolling resistance and the easier effort to keep the wheels moving. With the right pressure, the rear tire gripped well during steep, hard climbs and didn’t yield any unnecessary spin-outs. We spent most of our time testing on loose or hardpack terrain and felt confident with the traction.”
Pace Tyre Reviews
Sometimes the best reviews come from riders just like you. Take a look at our user reviews below.
Rider, ChainReactionCycles, July 2016:
“Have both front and rear of these ( 29 x 2.1 ) on my Specialized Awol which I use for touring with full panniers (35 kgs) . Mine have 40psi rear and 35psi front. They weigh 635 and 605 grams. I Have taken some 2 day trips on them, so far and very pleased with them. Speed on tarmac is quite good, on hard and medium forestry roads speed is impressive. I also found them to be very stable and predictable on any surface with handling being excellent. Braking on all surfaces I found to be excellent. For me my riding is mainly touring using mostly mixed surfaces 60/40 probably in favour of tarmac. With regards to fitting the rear pumped up with a track pump first time however the front would not and I had to use a compressor. Both have had sealant put in in case of punctures. For the first weeks both tyres lost about 3psi but then settled down. Will I be buying any more, yes definitely. Good tyres and decent value.”
Rider, ChainReactionCycles, July 2016:
“This is effectively a BMX tyre in 27.5in. Fast-rolling, nice round profile, light, fast accelerating. Good for Singletrack, paths, tarmac, pump tracks, XC, etc. I'm using these on my hardtail at the moment for general blatting about and really enjoying the ride.”
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