A race-ready semi-slick.
The Maxxis Tread Lite is a speed demon in dry conditions. The tire features a tight chevron tread pattern in the center with a low knob height to keep rolling resistance to a minimum. Ample side knobs provide grip in the corners and the 120 TPI tubeless-ready casing offers a compliant, but durable ride. The Tread Lite is your choice for XC racing on dry, hardpack courses.
- Folding bead
- Tubeless Ready
Going tubeless allows you to run lower tire pressures without the added weight of a tube. Lower tire pressure has many benefits, including greater traction, lower rolling resistance over rough surfaces, and decreased risk of a puncture-related flat.
Tubeless-ready rims and tires are parts of a complete system that eliminate the need for tubes by creating an airtight chamber between the rim and tire. Liquid sealant is added to the chamber to fill small punctures and maintain air pressure while you ride.
UST (Universal Standard for Tubeless) is a specific type of tubeless system that dictates the shape of the rim and tire bead. UST rims should be paired with UST-specific tires for best results.