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Maxxis Assegai
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Pros Excellent cornering, unbeatable traction, durable supportive sidewallsEXO sidewall protection, excellent cornering grip, good on front or rear, dual compound increases longevityExcellent cornering, reasonable weight for size, good braking traction, durableVersatile, affordable, great all-around use, intermediate tread height, fast rollingAmazing cornering abilities, performs well in all conditions, stiff and tough casing
Cons Very heavy, expensiveNot the best for hardpack, high rolling resistance, requires good techniqueHigher rolling resistance, expensive-ishNot the best braking tractionSlower rolling, harder rubber compound
Bottom Line Confidence inspring with endless traction, this an impressive new DH tire from MaxxisStep up your game and start leaving your friends in the dustAn aggressive rear tire that lives up to its prestigious monikerA killer rear tire that does it all wellA shred-worthy front tire that delivers exceptional performance on all areas of the trail
Rating Categories Maxxis Assegai Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO Wild Enduro Front 2.4
Cornering (25%)
10
9
8
8
9
Pedaling Traction (20%)
7
7
9
8
7
Braking Traction (20%)
9
9
9
7
9
Rolling Resistance (15%)
5
7
6
9
6
Longevity (15%)
7
8
8
8
8
Installation (5%)
8
8
7
8
7
Specs Maxxis Assegai Maxxis Minion DHF... Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Aggressor... Wild Enduro Front...
Size tested 27.5" x 2.5" 27.5" x 2.3" 27.5" x 2.4" 27.5" x 2.3" 29" x 2.4"
Weight as tested 1303g 870g 917g 885g 1002g
Front, Rear, or Both Both Front, Both Rear, Both Rear Front
Casing Tested EXO EXO EXO EXO Gravity Shield
Compound Tested 3C MaxxGrip Maxx Terra 3C Maxx Terra Dual Magi-X
Bead Foldable Foldable Foldable Foldable Folding
Tread Count (TPI) 60 60 60 60 60
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