Maxxis Re-Fuse gravel tyre review

We've tested the Maxxis Re-Fuse 40mm gravel tyre. A high volume tyre with a small diamond tread, it's also available in a 32mm 700C and a 2 inch wide 27.5 inch variant

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Maxxis Re-Fuse is a good option for mixed terrain riding on gravel and adventure road bikes, if the off-road isn’t too muddy. It gives a subtle ride and is tubeless ready too.

Reasons to buy
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    High air volume for bumpy roads and off-road

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    Good traction on drier trails

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    Rolls well on road

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Reasons to avoid
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    Some slip when it gets muddier

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If you’ve got a bike with the clearance for 40mm tyres, the Re-Fuse is a good option for mixed terrain riding. With a high air volume, the tyre rides over bumpy and uneven ground well, providing a degree of compliance to the terrain and some additional cushioning to the rider.

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Paul Norman

Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.

He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.