New for 2023 is the Severe, Maxxis’ new XC mud tyre. The go-to for rainy races, the narrow, low-volume-casing Severe features a spiky tread pattern and has already powered through thick mud on the world stage for the likes of Schurter, Bec McConnell and Anne Terpstra. Like MaxxSpeed, this race-winning Maxxis product is newly available to the public in early 2023. “With the Severe, Maxxis has your back on race day, no matter what the conditions are,” - Olympian and World Champion Kate Courtney.
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Developed in cooperation with Nino Schurter (winner of more World Championship and World Cup titles than any rider in XC history), the new MaxxSpeed uses a silica filler to improve both speed and wet traction. Testing shows that MaxxSpeed reduces rolling resistance by more than 25%, providing an edge which can shave as much as a minute off a rider’s time in a 90-minute race.
This dramatic improvement in performance hasn’t been confined to the lab. MaxxSpeed has delivered real-world results for Schurter and other SCOTT-SRAM riders for the past several seasons, aiding multiple World Cup and World Championship wins. Schurter appreciates the advantage MaxxSpeed provides: “XCO racing is more competitive than ever. The new MaxxSpeed compound rolls faster and grips better than before, giving me an edge over my rivals.”