Maxxis Assegai Tyre

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The Maxxis Assegai — World Cup Champion Greg Minnaar's signature tyre!

While this tyre may not make you ride quite like Greg Minnaar, it's going to absolutely rip up those downhill runs with more grip than you ever thought possible.

Some of the best aspects of various tyres such as the DHF, DHR 2 and even the original High Roller have been combined to make this monster of a tyre that excels in all areas - other than fast rolling. If you are looking for that then this likely isn't the tyre for you. This is the kind of tyre that is going to do it's best to find grip anywhere!

The Assegai features tall and well supported side knobs that bite aggressively into corners and provide grip on wet rocks and roots. An extra lug/tooth has been added between the centre and side knobs to give a more consistent transition when leaning the bike over. The influence from the DHR 2 ensures that hard braking is taken care of too.

Who's this for: Riders who prioritise grip above all else, even at the expense of rolling resistance. This is a beefy tyre that will instil confidence on the steepest and roughest of terrain.

Suggested terrain: Greg made this tread pattern to be incredibly versatile and be able to tackle anything a World Cup DH course can throw at you.  Therefore this tyre will excel in anything save for hardpack, where it is overkill.

Which wheel: Greg uses it front and rear for his downhill bike, however most people will find it a bit slow for the rear tyre.

WT (Wide Trail): All Assegai models use Maxxis' WT tread pattern.

Rim width: Maxxis state that WT tyres only work with 30-35mm rims but many World Cup DH racers run 2.5" WT rubber on 25mm rims (EX 471's) and can blast corners apart without any problems.

 

Confused about compounds and casings? Not sure what you need? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Maxxis Tyres!

 

Weight:

  • 27.5, DH, Maxx Grip  -  1254g
  • 27.5, DD, Maxx Grip  -  1225g
  • 27.5, EXO+, Maxx Terra  -  1050g
  • 27.5, EXO, Maxx Terra  -  1005g
  • 27.5, EXO, Dual Compound  -  1090g
  • 29, DH, Maxx Grip  -  1334g
  • 29, DD, Maxx Grip  -  1305g
  • 29, EXO+, Maxx Terra  -  1125g
  • 29, EXO, Maxx Terra  -  1075g
  • 29, EXO, Dual Compound  -  1220g

Pros: Insane amounts of grip and support in a wide variety of terrain.

Cons: Quite heavy. Slow rolling in smooth and hardpack trails.

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Reviews

4.7

All Hail the King

by

The king of front front tires.

If you don't run an Assegai up front, what are you even doing? Yeah DHFs are cool, I too ran them for years. "I'll never change", I said. But then I did and suddenly the future was now.

Amazing, consistent grip throughout the lean angle, great braking and acceptable roll resistance (up front- have never run one on the rear). Seem to bite in everything from dry loose stuff to semi-slop. On steeps they're incredible. Max terra compound hooks in great but also lasts well. With EXO+ paired with a Cushcore insert @ 19-21psi, have never had a flat up front (touch wood).

Pair one with a DHR on the rear and never look back.

Best all round front tyre end of story !

by

I'm running the 29 x 2.6 3c 120 tpi assagai on a 30 mm internal rim and have to say is the most predictable front tyre I have have used. Have loved dhfs for years but this tyre is able to hold a way tighter line on all surfaces really good in loam loose terrain rocks and loose over hard pack ride way nicer than the 60 tpi version a lot more springy and comfortable and i think it rolls just as well as a dhf of the same specs the only negative thing is price is getting up there .

Happy days

by

Very happy with this tyre. Upgraded from the standard tyres that came on my enduro rig. Lots of grip and improved my confidence in riding almost straight away especially over rock gardens. Quick turn around in receiving also

Easy installation

by

Addendum to earlier review.
Both the Assegai and the DHR2 are quite easy to fit onto modern rims. Put these both on 30mm internal rims. Some big tires are like a wrestling match to get onto the rims, but these pop on with some firm effort and good technique. Both also seal up tubeless so easily. Never needed the compressor. Just a few quick and vigorous pumps with the floor pump and they sealed up.

Easy installation

by

Addendum to earlier review.
Both the Assegai and the DHR2 are quite easy to fit onto modern rims. Put these both on 30mm internal rims. Some big tires are like a wrestling match to get onto the rims, but these pop on with some firm effort and good technique. Both also seal up tubeless so easily. Never needed the compressor. Just a few quick and vigorous pumps with the floor pump and they sealed up.

Grip and speed

by -

The most grippy tire, and that makes you faster.

Ratings & Reviews

25 reviews

All Hail the King

by

The king of front front tires.

If you don't run an Assegai up front, what are you even doing? Yeah DHFs are cool, I too ran them for years. "I'll never change", I said. But then I did and suddenly the future was now.

Amazing, consistent grip throughout the lean angle, great braking and acceptable roll resistance (up front- have never run one on the rear). Seem to bite in everything from dry loose stuff to semi-slop. On steeps they're incredible. Max terra compound hooks in great but also lasts well. With EXO+ paired with a Cushcore insert @ 19-21psi, have never had a flat up front (touch wood).

Pair one with a DHR on the rear and never look back.

Best all round front tyre end of story !

by

I'm running the 29 x 2.6 3c 120 tpi assagai on a 30 mm internal rim and have to say is the most predictable front tyre I have have used. Have loved dhfs for years but this tyre is able to hold a way tighter line on all surfaces really good in loam loose terrain rocks and loose over hard pack ride way nicer than the 60 tpi version a lot more springy and comfortable and i think it rolls just as well as a dhf of the same specs the only negative thing is price is getting up there .

Happy days

by

Very happy with this tyre. Upgraded from the standard tyres that came on my enduro rig. Lots of grip and improved my confidence in riding almost straight away especially over rock gardens. Quick turn around in receiving also

Easy installation

by

Addendum to earlier review.
Both the Assegai and the DHR2 are quite easy to fit onto modern rims. Put these both on 30mm internal rims. Some big tires are like a wrestling match to get onto the rims, but these pop on with some firm effort and good technique. Both also seal up tubeless so easily. Never needed the compressor. Just a few quick and vigorous pumps with the floor pump and they sealed up.

Easy installation

by

Addendum to earlier review.
Both the Assegai and the DHR2 are quite easy to fit onto modern rims. Put these both on 30mm internal rims. Some big tires are like a wrestling match to get onto the rims, but these pop on with some firm effort and good technique. Both also seal up tubeless so easily. Never needed the compressor. Just a few quick and vigorous pumps with the floor pump and they sealed up.

Grip and speed

by -

The most grippy tire, and that makes you faster.

Specifications

ItemBarcode
Maxxis Assegai TyreMXASSGTYR
27.5 Inch - 2.5 Inch - 2 Ply DH WT - 3C Maxx Grip - TR Kevlar Folding4717784033303
27.5 Inch - 2.5 Inch - Double Down WT - 3C Maxx Grip - TR Kevlar Folding4717784034492
27.5 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO Plus + WT - 3C Maxx Grip - TR Kevlar Folding4717784039695
27.5 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO Plus + WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037837
27.5 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037806
27.5 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO WT - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037813
27.5 Inch - 2.6 Inch - EXO Plus + WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784038605
27.5 Inch - 2.6 Inch - EXO WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784038599
27.5 Inch - 2.6 Inch - EXO WT - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784038575
29 Inch - 2.5 Inch - 2 Ply DH WT - 3C Maxx Grip - TR Kevlar Folding4717784033488
29 Inch - 2.5 Inch - Double Down WT - 3C Maxx Grip - TR Kevlar Folding4717784034485
29 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO Plus + WT - 3C Maxx Grip - TR Kevlar Folding4717784039688
29 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO Plus + WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037844
29 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037783
29 Inch - 2.5 Inch - EXO WT - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784037790
29 Inch - 2.6 Inch - EXO Plus + WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784038612
29 Inch - 2.6 Inch - EXO WT - 3C Maxx Terra - TR Kevlar Folding4717784038629
29 Inch - 2.6 Inch - EXO WT - Dual Compound - TR Kevlar Folding4717784038582

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