Maxxis Assegai 29" x 2.6" WT Tire
This is 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.
Compound and Construction Information:
WT - Wide Trail construction optimizes the tire’s tread layout and profile on today’s modern, wider rims. Traditional tires are designed around older, narrower rims and can create an overly square tire profile, leading to less than optimal performance. This WT tire is optimized for a 35mm inner rim width but is proven to work over a range from 35-40mm inner rim widths, depending on the rider’s preference.
EXO+ - The EXO+ construction combines two of Maxxis' best puncture protection materials: SilkShield and EXO. The SilkShield layer runs from bead-to-bead with a layer of EXO along the sidewalls. Combined, these two materials create EXO+ which improves tread puncture protection by 27%; sidewall durability by 51%; and resistance to pinch flats by 28%.
3C MT - 3C MaxxTerra is an intermediate, softer compound that offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip.
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|Ideal For Conditions:
|AM / Enduro
Specs subject to change without notice. Please check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date information.