Assegai

    Assegai

    • Trail
    • Enduro
    • Downhill

    Greg Minnaar’s signature tire – the Maxxis Assegai – provides tenacious, predictable grip across the entire profile no matter the lean angle. The Assegai can be used front and rear for a surefooted feel or as a front paired with a faster rolling rear tire.

    • Dual compound, 3C MaxxTerra, or 3C MaxxGrip options
    • 60 TPI, DoubleDown (2×120 TPI), or Downhill (2×60 TPI) casing options
    • EXO or EXO+ puncture protection options
    • Wide Trail (WT) sizes are optimized for 35mm inner width rims
    • Select specs are Tubeless Ready (TR), confirm in table below

    Category: Trail, Enduro, Downhill

    Recommended use: All trail, enduro, and downhill conditions

    Recommended installation: Front

    Performance Ratings

    Rolling Speed

    Cornering Control

    Braking Traction

    Specs

    Part #
    Size
    ETRTO
    TPI
    Bead
    Weight (g)
    Compound
    Max PSI
    Tech
    Color
    Application
    27.5
    27.5X2.50
    TB00017200
    27.5X2.50
    63-584
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,254
    3C MAXX GRIP
    50
    3CG/TR/DH
    Black
    DOWNHILL
    27.5X2.50
    TB00163200
    27.5X2.50
    63-584
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,005
    3C MAXX TERRA
    50
    3CT/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.50
    TB00163300
    27.5X2.50
    63-584
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,090
    DUAL
    50
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.50
    TB00097500
    27.5X2.50
    63-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,225
    3C MAXX GRIP
    50
    3CG/TR/DD
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.50
    TB00172400
    27.5X2.50
    63-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,050
    3C MAXX TERRA
    50
    3CT/EXO+/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.50
    TB00308200
    27.5X2.50
    63-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,049
    3C MAXX GRIP
    50
    3CG/EXO+/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.60
    TB00202400
    27.5X2.60
    66-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,002
    3C MAXX TERRA
    40
    3CT/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    27.5X2.60
    TB00202700
    27.5X2.60
    66-584
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,058
    3C MAXX TERRA
    40
    3CT/EXO+/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29
    29X2.50
    TB00064500
    29X2.50
    63-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,334
    3C MAXX GRIP
    50
    3CG/TR/DH
    Black
    DOWNHILL
    29X2.50
    TB00163000
    29X2.50
    63-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,075
    3C MAXX TERRA
    50
    3CT/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.50
    TB00163100
    29X2.50
    63-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,220
    DUAL
    50
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.50
    TB00097400
    29X2.50
    63-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,305
    3C MAXX GRIP
    50
    3CG/TR/DD
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.50
    TB00172500
    29X2.50
    63-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,125
    3C MAXX TERRA
    50
    3CT/EXO+/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.50
    TB00308100
    29X2.50
    63-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,150
    3C MAXX GRIP
    50
    3CG/EXO+/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.60
    TB00195600
    29X2.60
    66-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,109
    DUAL
    40
    EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.60
    TB00203100
    29X2.60
    66-622
    60
    FOLDABLE
    1,087
    3C MAXX TERRA
    40
    3CT/EXO/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    29X2.60
    TB00202900
    29X2.60
    66-622
    120
    FOLDABLE
    1,129
    3C MAXX TERRA
    40
    3CT/EXO+/TR
    Black
    MOUNTAIN
    Available Technologies

    Available Technologies

    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.

    Diagram of Maxxis 3C MaxxTerra technology

    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.

    Diagram of Maxxis' 3C MaxxGrip technology

    EXO

    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.

    Diagram of Maxxis' EXO Protection

    EXO+

    Our EXO+ construction combines two of our 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%.

    Diagram of Maxxis EXO+ Protection

    Double Down (DD)

    DoubleDown (DD) is the next step in the evolution of the dual-ply tire casing for enduro racing. Two 120 TPI casing layers reinforced with a butyl insert provide the enduro racer with the support and protection of a downhill tire, but in a lighter package.

    Diagram of Maxxis' Double Down protection

    Tubeless Ready

    Tubeless Ready Maxxis Shorty bicycle tire.

    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

    Diagram of Maxxis' Wide Trail construction for trail, enduro, and downhill

    Downhill (DH)

    Two layers of casing material are used from bead to bead, providing additional protection and sidewall stiffness for downhill applications.

    Diagram of Maxxis' butyl insert for bicycle tires

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