Loose Over Hard

The Forekaster is the perfect wet weather tyre

  • Aggressive XC tyre
  • Dual compound
  • Optimised for loose and wet conditions
  • Tubeless ready
  • Wide middle knobs provide excellent braking

You can buy the Forekaster 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 27.5
27.5X2.35 56-584 120 FOLDABLE 1.521 DUAL 60 EXO/TR Black
27.5X2.20 56-584 120 FOLDABLE 1.444 DUAL 60 EXO/TR Black
27.5X2.60WT 66-584 120 FOLDABLE 1.731 3C MAXX SPEED 40 3C/EXO/TR Black
27.5X2.60WT 66-584 60 FOLDABLE 1.808 DUAL 40 EXO/TR Black
Rim Size 29
29X2.20 56-622 120 FOLDABLE 1.521 DUAL 60 EXO/TR Black
29X2.35 60-622 120 FOLDABLE 1.620 DUAL 60 EXO/TR Black

The Forekaster is available in a range of tyre sizes for mountain and cross-country bicycles. Check the table above and remember we are bringing in new sizes all the time.

Forekaster Tyre Test Results

If you’re looking for mountain bike or cross-country 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 Forekaster

Mountain Bike Rider tested the Forekaster with an impressive overall result of 9/10:

“As a rear tyre, the Forekaster is hard to fault. It really does perform exceptionally well in most conditions, struggles a bit in deep mud, but does much better than expected when looking at the tread. It clears mud quickly, and rolls very well. I also have not had a puncture in the two winters I have used it.”

Neil Sullivan,, May 2018


Pink Bike

“Give the Maxxis Forekaster a try if you are searching for a good all-around tire for fast-paced, technical trail riding. It's trustworthy when it lets loose, and I found it to be grippier in the turns than its closest competitor, lightweight, tough, and it rolls faster than its edgy tread pattern would suggest.”

Richard Cunningham,, July 2017


Bike Mag

Mountain bike magazine Bike Mag tested the Forekaster and were impressed with the results:

“Maxxis classifies the Forekaster as an ‘aggressive XC’ tire, which seems about right: it rolls fast, and accelerates incredibly well at 735 grams for the 120tpi, EXO-casing version. But it felt a lot better underfoot than I would’ve expected for such a lightweight tire. I’m used to running 900-gram “enduro” tires, so I imagined the Forekasters would feel skittish in comparison. But they hooked up extremely well, and didn’t squirm too much during hard cornering.

With a widely-spaced tread pattern and relatively low-profile knobs, the Forekaster is at home on loose to hard trail, and clears mud easily. Every single knob on the Forkaster has at least one sipe, which, in conjunction with whatever magic dual compound rubber Maxxis cooked up, creates a lot more traction than you’d expect. And when you do find the breaking point, it’s completely predictable, allowing for possibly the funnest move in mountain biking: the controlled drift.”

Ryan Palmer,, April 2016


Forekaster Tyre Reviews

Sometimes the best reviews come from riders just like you. Take a look at our user reviews below.

Rider,, January 2020:

“Inflate tubeless easily and works well as an all-conditions rear tyre.” 


Rider,, January 2019:

“I've been running these for about a year, on a couple of bikes, XC and trail/enduro, front and rear or as a front tyre with an Ikon on the rear, run them on hardpack, in mud, wet roots, in the Alps through rocky descents, worked well in all conditions” 


Rider,, October 2019:

“This is an excellent all-round tyre, great grip in wet/dry conditions, Rolls very well. Can’t go wrong with Maxxis.” 


Rider,, October 2019:

“Just make sure you choose the right compound to suit your style of riding. I chose the 3C max speed, that gives you a harder compound top centre for faster rolling and soft compound to the outer of the tyre to give better grip for cornering, I tested this tyre at Cannock chase on all 3 trails in the pouring rain and I could not fault it. For Trail centres/ cross country riding in the wet this tyre cannot be beaten.”


Rider,, November 2019:

“This tyre is a great rear tyre, matched with a high roller 2 or minion dhf, good grip everywhere, and clears mud very well, it’s also fast considering the amount of grip. Not as grippy as a dhr but much better all rounder if don’t ride rocky downhill stuff” 


Interested in the Forekaster tyre for your mountain bike? Scroll down to use our dealer locator to find a tyre fitter near you.

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