If you're riding a 27. 5, you might as well have a tire in your lineup that is as much of a delight on trail rides as the bike itself. Maxxis' Tomahawk EXO TR Tire is made out of Maxxis' 3C Maxx Terra rubber compound, which falls in the middle of the brand's offerings in terms of grip and rolling resistance, so it will go when you want it to and hang on without feeling sluggish on more technical terrain. The center tread offers low rolling resistance while you accelerate along hardpack and singletrack, while the square profile and tall side knobs provide confidence as you test your 27. 5 's handling on tight switchbacks over unpredictable root lattices. Maxxis kept the knobs open to allow the tires to clear debris and mud, and reinforced the sidewalls with EXO sidewall protection to help you avoid flats.