• Race
    • Speed
    • Versatility

    The Dissector is Troy Brosnan’s go-fast signature tyre for extreme speed in downhill races or summer riding just for fun.

    • Ideal for dry, fast trails
    • Tubeless compatible
    • Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm rims
    • Minimizes drag whilst retaining cornering control
    • Can be used as a front, a pair, or as a rear depending on trail conditions


    Tyre Size

    Performance Ratings

    Mud Grip

    Cornering Ability

    Rolling Resistance


    Puncture Resistance

    Who rides the Dissector tyre?

    Troy Brosnan
    Brosnan is an Australian professional racing cyclist specialising in downhill mountain bike racing. Designed in conjunction with Troy Brosnan, the Maxxis Dissector is his signature go-fast tyre.

    Dissector Tyre Test Results

    If you're looking for the perfect MTB or DH tyre, look to the pros for their advice:

    Pink Bike
    The Dissector excels in the dry conditions it was designed for, but it turns out it also shines even when the sun doesn’t. It’s worth keeping in mind if you’re searching for a faster rolling rear tire that can handle a wide variety of terrain and trail conditions.” – Mike Kazimer, PinkBike.com, November 2019

    Flow Mountain Bike
    I’ve only had a single ride on the Dissector, so I won’t be making any broad conclusions here. However, I will say that it is a helluva lot quicker than the Minion DHR II it replaced, with considerably faster acceleration and rolling speed. That’s to be expected given the less aggressive tread pattern and those nicely ramped centre blocks. I’ll be getting plenty more riding on the Dissector over the coming months, and I’m also keen to try it out on the front of the Spectral to see how just how dependable its performance is on my local dry and rocky singletrack.” – FlowMountainBike.com, August 2019



    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.


    3C MaxxTerra

    An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tires. 3C MaxxTerra is softer and offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip.



    An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.


    Tubeless Ready

    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. Traditional tires are designed around older, narrower rims and can create an overly square tire profile, leading to less than optimal performance. WT tires are optimized for a 35mm inner rim width but are proven to work over a range from 30-35mm inner rim widths, depending on the rider’s preference.

    Maxxis Wide Trail XC tires are optimized for use with 30mm internal width rims, but they will perform well on rims as narrow as 25mm. Maxxis does not recommend rims wider than 30mm or narrower than 25mm

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