Maxxis Grifter Street Tire (Black) (Wire) (29") (2.5") (Single Compound)

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Maxxis Grifter Street Tire (Black) (Wire) (29") (2.5") (Single Compound)
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The Grifter is Maxxis's most popular freestyle tire, and for good reason. The tread pattern rolls fast to help you keep your momentum and the high-volume casing softens landings. The Grifter is available in a variety of sizes for BMX and urban assault.

The most important part of a tire is arguably the rubber compound used to within the tread and with Maxxis' Single Compound you get one compound that offers low rolling resistance and excellent durability. 


  • Intended use: flat, park, street, vert
  • Wire bead version of the Grifter
  • Single Compound: Offers low rolling resistance and excellent durability

Tire Type: Clincher
Bead: Wire
Compound | Casing: Single | -
TPI (Threads Per Inch): 60 TPI
Puncture Protection: -
Inflation: 65 PSI
Color: Black
Weight: 890g (29" | 2.5")

This product was added to our catalog on October 31, 2019

John M
Sunday, Apr 11 2021 (about 2 years ago)
Maxxis Grifter Street Tire (Black) (Wire) (29") (2.5") (Single Compound)
Pros: Light weight
Cons: Poor traction, paper thin sidewalls

I'm a long time Hookworm user. I tried a set of Grifters thinking it may be a light weight alternative to the very heavy Hookworm. I didn't expect to get multiple seasons out of the Grifters but I thought I'd at least make it through summer. 28 miles later and I tore a huge hole in the sidewall. I didn't crash, I wasn't doing anything crazy. I was going down a rocky path that I've ridden on hookworms a hundred times. One time on Grifters and I left a huge puddle of sealant and had to walk home.
Thin sidewalls aside, they also do not grip nearly as well as hookworms. Its very easy to get the grifter to slip on flat solid surfaces like rock faces. Situations where the hookworm stays glued, the grifter will not.
It is a very light tire and that is definitely a plus. It's much easier to hop the bike up on to objects when theres 1.5 lbs less tire on the bike. But that weight savings doesn't really mean much when you're walking home.

So if you are looking for a "street" style tire that can take some abuse, this is NOT the right tire for you.

Tire Size Chart

Inch SizingISO / ETRTO
16" BMX / Kids305
16" Recumbent349
18" BMX / Kids355
20" BMX / Kids406
20 x 1-3/4"419
20 x 1-3/8", 20 x 1-1/8"451
22" Wheel Chair501
24" BMX / Kids507
24" BMX Race (Fractional)
24" Road
24" Old Schwinn S-7 Size521
24" Wheel Chair540
24" Old Schwinn S-5 Size547
26" Mountain559
650c Small Road Bike571
27.5 / 650b584
26 x 1-3/8590
26" Old Schwinn S-6597
700c / 29" / 28"622
27" Road (Fractional)630
28" Track Tubular635
36" Big Bike787