Road Bike Tire Test: Maxxis Re-Fuse

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Contents and Test Summary

  1. Introduction
  2. Manufacturer Specifications
  3. Size, Weight, Thickness
  4. Rolling Resistance: 22.6 watts
  5. Puncture Resistance: 17 tread / 7 sidewall
  6. Conclusion: 2 / 5 Not Recommended
  7. Comments
  • Maxxis Re-Fuse
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

Maxxis Re-Fuse road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

The Maxxis Re-Fuse is a training road bike tire that is optimized towards durability and puncture resistance. To make this clear, Maxxis named this tire Re-Fuse because they claim it will Re-Fuse to puncture. For this test, we'll compare puncture resistance to other road bike tires and also check if rolling resistance is still road bike worthy.


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The Re-Fuse comes with a fine diamond tread pattern that is supposed to give slightly more grip over gravel and hardpack dirt. The tread is also made thicker than most other road bike tires to make it more resistant to cuts and also ensure it's going to last a lot of miles. A Maxx-Shield anti-puncture strip is applied from bead to bead on top of the 60 TPI casing to also offer more sidewall puncture protection.


The "road bike version" of the Re-Fuse comes with a single compound rubber and is available in the 23-622, 25-622, 28-622, and 32-622 sizes. Also available is a "gravel & adventure" version of the Re-Fuse that is available in larger sizes, is tubeless-ready, and comes with a dual-compound rubber.


This is a test of the 25-622 road bike Maxxis Re-Fuse with the single compound rubber.

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Manufacturer Specifications


Manufacturer Specifications
Brand Maxxis
Model Re-Fuse
Year 2019
Tire Type Tubetype (clincher)
Supplied By Bought in store
New or Used New
Mileage 0 km
Price Range Med
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Manufacturer part number TB86359000
EAN4717784018010
TPI 60
Compound Single
Bead Folding
ETRTO 25-622
Size Inch 28"
Width 25
Specified Weight 300 grams
Max Pressure 120
Made In Taiwan
Available Sizes 23-622 (700x23c)
25-622 (700x25c)
28-622 (700x28c)
32-622 (700x32c)

Maxxis Re-Fuse Test Results

Maxxis Re-Fuse road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine

Size, Weight, and Thickness Measurements


Size, Weight and Thickness Measurements (Bike Wheel: 622x17C, Pressure: 100 psi / 6.9 bar)
Specified Weight 300 grams
Measured Weight 296 grams
System Adjusted Weight
(tire + inner tube (100 gr)
396 grams
Measured Width 25 mm
Measured Height 23 mm
Total Tire Thickness Center 3.6 mm
Total Tire Thickness Sidewall 1.15 mm
Unmounted Casing Width 64 mm
Unmounted Tread Width 28 mm

Rolling Resistance Test Results


Rolling Resistance Test Results (Speed: 29 kmh / 18 mph / 8 m/s, Load: 42.5 kg / 417 N)
Inner Tube Conti Race28 (100gr butyl)
Rolling Resistance 140 psi / 9.7 Bar Not Tested
CRR: Not Tested
Rolling Resistance 120 psi / 8.3 Bar 22.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00677
Rolling Resistance 100 PSI / 6.9 Bar 24.6 Watts
CRR: 0.00737
Rolling Resistance 80 PSI / 5.5 Bar 27.4 Watts
CRR:0.00821
Rolling Resistance 60 PSI / 4.1 Bar 31.4 Watts
CRR: 0.00941
Use the formula: RR (watts) = CRR * speed (m/s) * load (N) to calculate rolling resistance at a given speed and load

Puncture Resistance Test Results

Maxxis Re-Fuse road bike tire on a rolling resistance test machine
Puncture Resistance Test Results (higher is better)
Puncture Resistance Tread 17 Points
Puncture Resistance Sidewall 7 Points

Conclusion


  • Maxxis Re-Fuse
Performance compared to all other road bike tires
(100% is fastest - lightest - thickest - strongest)

If you don't care about rolling resistance, the Maxxis Re-Fuse can be a good training tire as it offers good puncture resistance and a lot of tread thickness that should make it last a long time. For other uses, we don't recommend the Re-Fuse as more puncture-resistant tires that also have a lower rolling resistance can be found.


Because rolling resistance is the most important rating factor on this site (we're bicyclerollingresistance.com) and the Re-Fuse is now the slowest road bike tire on our site, we can't rate this tire higher than 2 out of 5.

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RATING: 2 / 5
TEST VERDICT:
Not Recommended


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