Maxxis Dissector Tyre
Designed with Aussie DH legend Troy Brosnan, the Dissector from Maxxis is made for dry and dusty trails. Calling on Troy's experience pushing the limits on the DH World Circuit, Maxxis took aspects of the ever-popular DHF, High Roller II and the Rekon to create a fast-rolling tyre that still has plenty of cornering grip when you lean into it.
The centre knobs are ramped for better rolling speed but are squared off at the rear so they will grip and not slide under braking. As you transition to the corner, the small knobs will keep you in control before you hit the large staggered outer knobs that provide excellent grip as you really lean it in.
It's the perfect tyre for the loose and dusty trails we have here in Australia!
Who's this item for: This tyre is perfect for Trail, Enduro or DH riders looking for a fast-rolling tyre that still has plenty of cornering traction.
Suggested terrain use: Perfect for use in Loose, Loose Over Hard, Hard Pack, or Medium conditions.
Which wheel: For Trail applications, the Dissector can be used as a front and rear tyre. For Enduro or DH racing, Maxxis recommend using it as a rear only with either a DHF or Assegai upfront for better grip.
Rim width: The wide trail casing is optimised for rims with a 30-35mm inner width.
Weight: The Maxxis claimed weights are as follows:
- 27.5" EXO: 800gm
- 27.5"DH: 1133gm
- 29" EXO: 861gm
- 29" DH: 1206gm.
Pros: It's basically made for Australian conditions, fast rolling speed with excellent cornering grip in dry conditions. If it works for Troy it will work for you!
Cons: Only available in EXO or DH casing, it would be nice if there was something in between. Not great for riding in deep mud.
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Ratings & Reviews
This is a great rear tyre for Aussie hardpack/loose over hard. When paired with an Assegai on the front it is the perfect combo!
Should be a great summer tyre
Loving this rear tyre, matched with my DHF 2.5. Replaced Trek standard tyre that lacked side grip. Love this side and braking grip, rolls great. Not climbed much tech as yet. Was a little concerned about longevity being 3C, but not wear marks as yet after 4-5x rides... still early to tell. Would prefer dual compound on rear. Should be a great summer tyre
Does what they say.
by Professed -
Oh yeah. Pretty much just as advertised. A lighter, narrower and faster brother to the minion pair. It sits below them for burliness but is top of the pack for speed/grip combination.
Makes for a sharp steering and lively front trail tyre. ( irrespective of what they say ) . Not to be compared with a Assegai etc its not in that league but perfect for trail duties. More grip and feel than an Agressor . Yet to try out back but have other mates who are loving the extra speed without much of a grip compromise.
Terrific under brakes both front and back
Have been testing the Exo casing only in Maxterra compound
Great rear. Nice weight saving over similar side wall dhr
Great rear tire. Swapped from commonly using either dhr2 or Kenda nevegal2. much lighter than dhr and little lighter than nevegal. Barely any noticeable loss in traction compared to dhf but weight saving makes it a no brainer. Next going to try swapping dhf on front for dissector, so run front and rear.
Great on the front
by David Wales
Swapped my DHF on the front for this, with Rekon on the back, as i'm doing more trail than enduro/DH these days. Rolls fast, rolls over onto it's side smoothly without the vague in-between bit like the DHF. Seems to have plenty of grip for my local stuff. Really enjoying it overall, no bad points to speak of so far for what i'm using it for.