A favorite choice of cross-country competitors and fast trail riders, the Ikon was made to be lightweight and yet have a high volume to appeal to the racing crowd. The fast rolling 29'er tread design helps to keep the speed going and provides great traction on virtually any terrain except perhaps sticky mud. This tire really shines in hardpack and loose conditions. This is not the tubeless ready version, but we have run it tubeless with sealant without issue to save a few grams.
The EXC logo means the Ikon is part of the Exception series and has a high 120tpi casing and special 3C Maxx Speed tread compounds to deliver lightweight and excellent traction. The supple 120tpi casing conforms to the trail for better grip, comfort and lower rolling resistance. Three distinct tread compounds with the harder in the middle and softer on the sides provide durability, grip and long tread life. EXO protection strengthens the sidewall making it more resistant to punctures and sidewall cuts from sharp rocks.