World Cup Champion Greg Minnaar's signature tire.
The Maxxis Assegai tire is named after the iron-tipped spear used by the Zulu people of South Africa. Greg Minnaar, a native of South Africa, thought it was a fitting name for a tire 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 tires excel only in certain conditions, the new Maxxis Assegai is built to go fast everywhere.
â€¢ 3C MaxxGrip compound
â€¢ 60 TPI
â€¢ Tubeless Ready
â€¢ Folding bead
â€¢ 1254 grams (27.5 x 2.50") / 1334 grams (29 x 2.50")
3C MaxxGrip: 3C MaxxGrip uses the softest rubber compounds to offer the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications.
Tubeless Ready Downhill: Tubeless downhill 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. Sealant-compatible rubber is used with the familiar Maxxis dual-ply 60 TPI downhill construction and butyl insert for support and rim protection in order to offer the benefits of increased grip and reliability. A Tubeless Ready bead securely locks to the rim and the foldable bead provides additional weight savings.
Wide Trail: Wide Trail (WT) construction optimizes the tire's tread layout and profile on today's modern, wider rims. WT tires are optimized for a 35mm inner rim width but are proven to work over a range from 30-35mm inner rim widths