MAXXIS Assegai DH WT 3C MaxxGrip 60 tpi TR Tyre
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29 x 2.5" In Stock
What do you get when you combine attributes from legendary Maxxis treads like the Minion DHR II, High Roller, and Shorty? You get the Assegai, the new signature tyre from the mind of Greg Minnaar!
The Maxxis Assegai tyre is named after the iron-tipped spear used by the Zulu people of South Africa. Greg Minnaar, World Cup Champion and a native of South Africa, thought it was a fitting name for a tyre ready to do battle on the mountain.
The tall knobs punch through dust and loam to find traction, but also offer support and confidence on wet roots and rocks. While other tyres excel only in certain conditions, the Maxxis Assegai is built to go fast everywhere.
- Intended use: loose over hard, loose, medium, wet
- Wide Trail (WT) casing optimised for 30-35mm wide rims
- Dual ply downhill casing with butyl sidewall inserts for stability and durability
- Maxxis' legendary 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound: a new name for the downhill 3C compound configuration that you have come to know and trust, 3C MaxxGrip offers the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications
- Tubeless Ready: Tubeless tyres provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tyre; and less chance of flatting since there is no tube. Tubeless set-ups are a great way to shave some weight and spend more time in the bike park or shuttling hot laps on your local runs.
- 60 tpi construction
- Foldable bead: keeps the tyre secured to the rim but are lighter in weight and easily transported. The bead is made of spun aramid or Kevlar fibres.
- Maximum pressure: 50 PSI
- Weight: 1254/1334g (27.5/29)
- Cornering Control rating: 4/4
- Rolling Efficiency rating: 3/4
- Manufacturer part number: TB00017200 / TB00064500
"My idea was to design a tyre around some of Maxxis' iconic tread patterns. I started in the centre by combining the Minion DHF and the Minion DHR II. The reasoning behind this was I felt the surface area of the DHF rolls well and gives you a good footprint on hardpack, greasy turns as well as confidence on wet roots and rocks. The DHR II added faster rolling speed and more aggressive braking.
Then I worked on the 'extra' tooth to give you more support when leaning the bike over so there's a consistent feel all the way onto the side knobs. And that leaves me talking about my all-time favourite tyre - the High Roller. Maxxis engineers and I came up with a remodelled High Roller side knob with very similar characteristics to the original. But with the support the extra tooth gives you, you have the ultimate wingman when cutting hard on a flat turn."
Maxxis Assegai review, mbr magazine:
"The Assegai lays down a lot of rubber for good comfort, yet balances support with suppleness and trail feedback, so you can always feel the ground at all lean angles. It's super stable under braking, and also under the hardest loads if you really weight the front tyre charging into broken up corners or rutted berms.
The Assegai's pure grip is beyond doubt then, but even in the lighter casings it rolls slower than most equivalent weight tyres. This lends calmness and is fantastic on the front end, but unless you're really charging downhill all the time and want ultimate control, a faster rolling rear might be preferable. This is the grippiest, most controlled tyre on the market though, so we've upped the score to a maximum 10 now more casing options exist."
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