FREE TIRE GIVEAWAY: Maxxis is giving away two free sets of tires, a handful of tubes, and a set of tire levers to one lucky rider who answers the question below and sends it to [email protected] with “Maxxis” as the subject line.

Question: How many tread pattern options does Maxxis have in their line of BMX tires and what are the different models called?

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Company: Maxxis
Tire: Grifter
MSRP: $45

Recommended Use: Freestyle, street, vert.
Sizes: 20″ x 1.85″, 20″ x 2.1″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight: 1.85″ = 375g, 2.10″ = 440g

Other: Maxxis’ first folding bead, high-pressure BMX freestyle tire.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The foldable bead and lightweight materials allow tricks to flow so much easier-without the extra weight to throw around. High-pressure and dual compound tread make landings stick at any angle.” – Maxxis

Company: Maxxis
Tire: DTH
MSRP: $35-$45

Recommended Use: Racing
Sizes: 20″ x 1 1/8″, 20″ x 1/38″, 20″ x 1.5″, 20″ x 1.75″, 20″ x 1.95″, 20″ x 2.20″, 24″ x 1.75″, 24″ x 1.85″

Maximum Pressure:
2″0 x 1 1/8″ = 85 PSI
20″ x 1 3/8″ = 65 PSI
20″ x 1.5″-2.2″ = 110 PSI
24″ x 1.75″-1.85″ = 65 PSI

Weight:
20″ x 1 1/8″ = 240g
20″ x 1 3/8″ = 315g
20″ x 1.5″ = 285g
20″ x 1.75″ = 340g
20″ x 1.95″ = 385g
20″ x 2.20″ = 475g
24″ x 1.75″ = 460
24″ x 1.85″ = 485

Other: DTH is short for “Drop The Hammer”.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“Designed for the 2008 Beijing Games, the foldable DTH is super-light to accelerate like no other BMX tire, yet holds up to the abuse you dish out. The dual-compound tread corners incomparably on hard-packed tracks and rolls fast on the straights.” – Maxxis

Company: Federal
Tire: Traction
MSRP: $22.99 (wire bead) / $37.99 (folding)

Recommended Use: Street
Sizes: 1.95″ & 2.1″
Maximum Pressure: 110PSI
Weight: 1.95″ = 23.4oz.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“Perfect tires for street-hard wearing with a hard center line of traction making it ideal for nose manuals.” – Joel Gurga, Tip Plus

Company: Tioga
Tire: PowerBlock S-Spec
MSRP: $40

Recommended Use: Race/Trail
Sizes: 20×2.1, 20×1.95, 20×1.75, 20×1.60
Maximum Pressure: 65 PSI
Weight: 2.1 – 330g; 1.95 – 305g; 1.75 – 285g; 1.60 – 240g

Other: The PowerBlock S-Spec is folding bead with lightweight 120 TPI casing; standard PowerBlock is available with steel bead and more durable 60 TPI casing.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“Size for size, the PowerBlock S-Spec is possibly the lightest 20″ BMX tires available.” – Kai, Tioga

Company: Tioga
Tire: FS100
MSRP: $20 – $40

Recommended Use: Street/Park
Sizes: 20×2.25; 20×2.1
Maximum Pressure: 100 PSI
Weight: 2.25 – folding bead 700g, steel bead 730g; 2.1 – folding bead 620g, steel bead 650g

Other: Folding bead version available early 2010.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The pioneering FS100 is one of the first BMX tires available with 100 PSI pressure rating. This tried and true tread is updated with larger, 2.25 width option for 2010 thanks to the collaborative effort between Tioga and Stolen BMX.” – Kai, Tioga

Company: KHE Bikes
Tire: MAC folding tires
MSRP: US:
KHE MAC1 $46.99
KHE MAC2 Park $46.99
KHE MAC2 Street $46.99
KHE MAC1.5 Park $46.99
KHE MAC 1.5 Street $46.99
KHE MAC2 Dirt $46.99
KHE MAC2 24″ Park $51.99
KHE MAC2 26″ Park $59.99

Sizes:
KHE MAC2 DIRT
20 x 2.20″ (55 mm) size
Weight: 366g
Special dirt tread for more grip

KHE MAC2 STREET
20 x 2.20″ (55 mm) size,
Weight: 424g
Street version with stronger sidewall

KHE MAC2 PARK
20 x 2.20″ size
Weight: 360g
Perfect size to use for park riding on the rear/front wheel or for flatland on front wheel.

KHE MAC1.5 STREET
20 x 1.90″ size
Weight: 393g
Perfect to use for Street riding on the rear wheel.

KHE MAC1.5 PARK
20 x 1.90″ size
Weight: 298g
Perfect size to use for park riding on the rear/front wheel or for flatland on front wheel.

Maximum Pressure (for all tires above): MAX 8 bar / 120 PSI

Other: The MAC folding tire is also available as steel beaded version, a very lightweight and affordable tire.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The KHE Bikes MAC tire was the first BMX folding tire and is still unrivaled.
There is no other folding tire that can compete with the weight and price of the MACs.” – Thomas Goring, KHE Bikes

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Tire: Undertaker
MSRP: $16.99 for steel bead version, $24.99 for Aramid foldable bead

Recommended Use: Designed for dirt, park, and street.
Sizes: 2.25″ and 1.95″
Maximum Pressure: 110psi
Weight: 27oz for the 2.25″ size steel bead, 25oz for the 2.25″ size Aramid bead.

Other: The Undertaker uses a super grippy rubber compound with a directional tread design and is available in both a steel bead or Aramid foldable bead.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The Shadow Conspiracy Undertaker tire offers tread that extends onto the sidewall for better turning and small knurling for better traction.” – Ron Bonner, The Shadow Conspiracy

Company: The Shadow Conspiracy
Tire: Belter
MSRP: $16.99

Recommended Use: Dirt, park
Sizes: 2.10″ and 1.95″
Maximum Pressure: 85psi
Weight: 18oz for 1.95″, 25oz for 2.10″

Other: Lightweight knobby style tire.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The Belter tire is designed for trail and park use, has a lightweight construction with a low rolling resistance and comes in black.” – Ron Bonner, The Shadow Conspiracy

Company: Hoffman Bikes
Tire: Skidmark Kevlar Bead
MSRP: $29.99

Recommended Use: Street, Park
Sizes: 20″ x 1.95″
Maximum Pressure: 120psi
Weight: 21oz

Other: Foldable Kevlar bead.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The Skidmark is one design that needs no refinement. For over 10 years the Skidmark has left its mark all over the world. Great profile and thick tread has kept street, park, and trails riders rolling.” – Mark Owen, Hoffman Bikes

Company: Alienation BMX
Tire: Differential
MSRP: $29.99

Recommended Use: Multi Purpose.
Sizes: 2.1″ and 1.75″ (1.75″ measures out at 1.95″ size)
Maximum Pressure: 65 PSI
Weight: 2.1″ – 390g (13.75oz), 1.75″ – 375g (13.22oz)

Other: Aramid (Folding) Bead

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“This multi purpose tire is one of the lightest in the category, is priced less than the others, and features a 2mm tall knobby block built onto a 1mm tall cross section that enhances the tires positive feel. At first glance, the tires may look like a traditional knobby tire, but we assure you they ride nothing like a knobby and will hold their own on any surface. Just ask Sam Schlappi, Glenn Salyers, Zack Gerber, and Mike Fede…they have been our lab rats and they’ve approved.” – Tony Degollado, Alienation BMX

Company: Alienation BMX
Tire: Graffiti
MSRP: $29.99

Recommended Use: Street and park recommend.
Sizes: 2.2″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight: 550g (19.40oz)

Other: Aramid (Folding) Bead

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“This smooth surface, low rolling resistance tire features a 70a (soft) rubber compound with fine knurling on the lower two-thirds of the tire. The center and most ridden part of the tire has no knurling or tread pattern for very little rolling resistance, which means a quick feeling tire that requires less effort to get up to speed, and when you get there, very little effort to maintain it.” – Tony Degollado, Alienation BMX

Company: Giant
Tire: Sole-O
MSRP: $18.99 – $34.99

Recommended Use: Street, park, and trails.
Sizes: 20 x 2.1″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI

Other:
Fast rolling and good grip on any terrain. Available in 60tpi wire bead or 120tpi folding.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“While trying to come up with an amazing tread pattern we were stumped. Then we realized that we were already walking on the best, most proven tread design on the soles of our shoes, and had been for years… When we designed this tire we had a simple goal of offering an excellent all round, long lasting tire and we ended up with a product that exceeded our expectations.” – Chris Arriaga, Giant Bicycles

Company: Giant
Tire: Waffle
MSRP: $18.99 – $34.99

Recommended Use: Street and trails.
Sizes: 20 x 2.125″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI

Other:
Unique inverted tread design offers a fast, smooth ride while offering amazing grip on and off road. Available in 60tpi wire bead or 120tpi folding.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“We wanted to offer a unique, amazing dirt tire that felt at home on the streets. Like the Sole-O tire, we turned to our feet for inspiration and found perhaps the world’s best, most proven tread design, the Waffle. We ended up with a unique tire that is simply amazing on any terrain.” – Chris Arriaga, Giant Bicycles

Company: Supercross BMX
Tire: Blue Streak – Kevlar
MSRP: $39.95

Recommended Use: High end racing and trails.
Sizes: 20 x 2.125″, 20 x 1.75″, 20 x 1.5″, and 24 x 1.75″
Maximum Pressure: 80 PSI
Weight: 10.9oz (306g) for the 20 x 1.5″ size

Other: Special High thread count casing for higher pressure and lighter weight.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“Our Supercross Blue Streaks were originally intended to be a race-only tire, but has quickly caught on with local trail riders as it is a high-pressure, fully-rounded tire that has a smooth enough surface to be great on the street, but enough tread to make it an awesome tire for all types of track and trail conditions.” – Bill Ryan, Supercross BMX

Company: SNAFU BMX
Tire: Rim Job
MSRP: $16.95 Wire Bead; $41.95 Flex Bead

Recommended Use: Flatland, cement, Skatelite.
Sizes: 20 X 1.95″; 20 X 2.10″; 26 X 2.35″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight: 572g (1.95″ size)

Other:
“There isn’t a skateboarder on the planet who expects his $40 deck to last more than a week, but bicycle tires costing 1/3 as much are expected to deliver flat-free high performance for six months. When they don’t, BMXers get online and talk shit about their experience. How fucked up is that? Guess how long pro motorcycle racers expect their tires to last-one race! We used to make tires that could last several months of hardcore abuse, but they weighed so much riders complained. Our flex bead tires are 100 grams heavier than the lightest flex bead tires available, but offer wear resistance and durability that’s comparable to conventional wire bead tires. For reference, 100 grams is about the same amount of weight as two elastic wrist bands and one zebra-print bandana.” – McGoo, SNAFU BMX

Company: SNAFU BMX
Tire: Knob Job
MSRP: $16.95 Wire Bead; $41.95 Flex Bead

Recommended Use: Parks, trails, and plywood.
Sizes: 20 X 1.95″; 20 X 2.10″; 26 X 2.35″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight: 544g (1.95″ size)

Other:
“I once saw a viral video of a dog that was born with no front legs. It learned how to walk on its back legs like a human. How fucked up is that? Do you think a human baby is smart enough to walk on all fours if it was born with legs on its torso instead of arms? I doubt it.” – McGoo, SNAFU BMXs

Company: Fit
Tire: FAF/FAF-K
MSRP: $22.99/$36.99

Recommended Use: All Around
Sizes: 20″ x 2.3″, 20″ x 2.25″, 20″ x 2.10″, 20″ x 1.95″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight:
24.7oz-Wire/22.6oz-Kevlar (2.3″)
24.8oz-Wire/23.4oz-Kevlar (2.25″)
18.5oz-Wire/18.3oz-Kevlar (2.10″)
15.9oz-wire/15.3oz-kevlar (1.95″)

Other: Durable and forgiving with outstanding grip. Unbroken center tread. Super light, precise, and responsive.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“Tested and fully backed by the pros that ride them, all Fit tires feature puncture resistant Silkworm sidewall technology. Lightweight K models have a foldable Kevlar Bead, and come with a Fit Bike Co. rim strip.” – Dylan Ambrose, Fit Bike Co.

Company: Revenge
Tire: Fatty
MSRP: $22.99/$36.99

Recommended Use: All around Park/Street/Flatland/Dirt
Sizes: 20″ x 2.10″, 20″ x 1.95″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight: 19.7-Wire/17.7-Kevlar (2.10″), 16.5oz-Wire/14.8oz-Kevlar (1.95″)

Other: High-pressure and high tread count. Kevlar Duro Belt construction. Designed by Sean McKinney.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“Revenge tires are manufactured sparing no cost. They have max T.P.I. and were the first tire on the freestyle market to offer Kevlar Duro Belt technology which is a built-in center strip that helps prevent flats tires from thorns and small pieces of glass. In fact, the Revenge tires were liked so much by some of the Fit riders that Fit decided to do their F.A.F. tires and couldn’t improve on them so they just made them directional. So if you like the Fit tires, you’ll like the Revenge tires and vise versa. Enjoy!” -Sean Mckinney, Revenge

Company: Odyssey
Tire: Path
MSRP: $18.99 – $38.99

Recommended Use: All around.
Sizes: 20″ x 1.85″, 20″ x 2.10″, 24″ x 2.10″
Maximum Pressure: 100 PSI
Weight: Varies on style.

Other: Available in K-lyte, P-lyte, Tanwall foldable, Redwall Plyte versions.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The Path is one the most popular and best selling tires. Its simple but effective tread pattern is the perfect mix of low rolling resistance and grip. Park, cement, street, dirt, race. This tire is one that pretty much every rider on our team uses. Chase, Aaron, Taj, and Jim C. to name a few. They use it on all terrains. P-lyte is our way of saving weight with special casing and tire build. K-lyte uses that same formula, plus a foldable, lightweight kevlar bead. The Tanwall uses the same bead, and normal casing. The Redwall is available in both P-lyte and K-lyte. They are all available in all black too.” – Jim Bauer, Odyssey BMX

Company: Odyssey
Tire: Aitken
MSRP: $18.99 – $38.99

Recommended Use: All around.
Sizes: 20″ x 1.90″, 20″ x 2.125″, 20″ x 2.25″, 24″ x 2.25″
Maximum Pressure: 100 PSI
Weight: Varies on Style.

Other: Available in K-lyte, P-lyte, Tanwall foldable, Redwall Plyte versions.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“It was designed and is ridden by Mike Aitken. That should be enough right there. The 2.25″ version is our most popular. Big and grippy, with shallower knobs, so it works everywhere. Park, cement, street, dirt, race. The 1.90″ is considered the rear version, because it matches the 2.25”, but is skinner. That’s not to say you can’t “monster truck” with 2.25’s front and back, or get less resistance (more speed) with 1.90’s front and back. The real knobby version is the 2.125. Chase Hawk and Mike Aitken prefer this one usually as the front tire. They use it everywhere, but it has the aggressive dirt tread. P-lyte is our way of saving weight with special casing and tire build. K-lyte uses that same formula, plus a foldable, lightweight kevlar bead. The Tanwall uses the same bead, and normal casing. The Redwall is available in both P-lyte and K-lyte. They are all available in all black too.” – Jim Bauer, Odyssey BMX

Company: Eastern Bikes
Tire: Curb Monkey
MSRP: OEM – $13.95, High Pressure – $25.95, Folding – $39.95

Recommended Use: Dirt, street, or park.
Sizes: 20″ x 2.3″
Maximum Pressure: OEM – 50PSI, High Pressure and Folding – 100PSI
Weight: OEM – 28.4 oz, High Pressure – 22.5 oz, Folding – 20.6 oz

Other: All versions have a large footprint that is ideal for street, trail, and park use. The High Pressure and Folding version uses Kenda’s Iron Cap technology for higher thread count and lighter weight. The OEM version gives you the same great tread as the HP and Kevlar, but at a great price.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“We offer our tires in three different versions; an affordable OEM model, the wire bead high-pressure, or our lightweight Kevlar Folding tire. There’s nothing like options. I once saw a man hit a wild buffalo with one of these tires from 200 yards away, it was amazing.” – Leigh Ramsdell, Eastern Bikes

Company: Eastern Bikes
Tire: Burnout
MSRP: OEM – $13.95, High Pressure – $25.95, Folding – $39.95

Recommended Use: Street or park.
Sizes: 20″ x 2.1″
Maximum Pressure: OEM – 50PSI, High-Pressure and Folding – 100PSI
Weight: OEM – 19 oz, High Pressure – 18.4 oz, Folding – 16.5 oz

Other: All versions have are a great street or skatepark tread with virtually no rolling resistance. The High Pressure and Folding versions use Kenda’s Iron Cap technology for higher thread count and lighter weight.

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“We offer our tires in three different versions; an affordable OEM model, the wire bead high-pressure or our lightweight Kevlar Folding tire. There’s nothing like options; with our tire you can choose what you’re willing to spend on a tire but still get the same great tread design.” – Leigh Ransdell, Eastern Bikes

Company: Animal Bikes
Tire: GLH-R
MSRP: $36.99

Recommended Use: Street
Sizes: 20″ x 1.95″, 20″ x 2.10″, 20″ x 2.25″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight:
1.95″ – 16.3 oz
2.10″ – 20.7 oz
2.25″ – 23.8 oz

Other: Also available in wire bead (GLH).

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The GLH was designed around street riding. It has excellent grip with protected sidewalls making it ideal for street riding…and they last forever!” – Animal Bikes

Company: Animal Bikes
Tire: ASM-R
MSRP: $36.99

Recommended Use: Street, and if you’re feeling lucky, park.
Sizes: 20″ x 1.95″, 20″ x 2.10″
Maximum Pressure: 110 PSI
Weight:
1.95″ – 17.1 oz
2.10″ – 20.3 oz

Other: Also Available in wire bead (ASM).

What makes your tire better than or stand out from others on the market?
“The ASM is a fast-rolling slick tire that combines good surface grip with protected sidewalls for tried and true street performance.” – Animal Bikes