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April 10, 2019, 4:48 p.m. -  IslandLife

Yep... but Maxxis needs to get their heads out of their asses when it comes to casings. They have the lighter EXO casing, which is fine for some, it is what it is. Then they have double down (DD), and DH. But instead of making DD an nice halfway between EXO and DH, they made it pretty much a DH casing. There's just not much difference between the DD and DH casings except for a tiny bit of weight. (huge 230 gram difference between EXO and DD and then only a 95 gram difference between DD and DH??) Then EXO+ was launched. I've chatted with a few bike shops about it and though they don't have much time on it yet, they don't hold out much hope and are basically saying it's an EXO casing with a bit more puncture protection but doesn't have the support of a heavier casing... it only adds a tiny bit of weight (70 grams). DD or EXO+ should be right at about 1170 grams. Maxxis needs to rework either the DD or the EXO+ and make it a true middle ground between DH and EXO. It's a big reason I switched to Schwalbe. Now using their Super Gravity casings which are a true middle ground between their light (snakeskin) casing and their DH casing. Great support and sidewall robustness at a lighter weight than Maxxis DD.

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