What technology does it use in its construction?
The Assegai comes in a broad range of casings and compounds mainly tailored towards the gravity side of mountain biking. Choose from the popular intermediate EXO casing, EXO + for that little bit extra protection, or Double Down and Downhill for the really rough stuff. The choice of compound is either the long-lasting Dual Compound, the ‘grippy yet durable’ 3C Maxx Terra or the all out downhill grip 3C Maxx Grip
What is the intended use?
The Maxxis Assegai is Greg Minnaars signature tyre and he has used his decades of experience in the sport to deliver a four season, multi-discipline all rounder without any of the negatives you would normally get from a tyre trying to tick all the boxes at once. Fast rolling, super grippy on wet rocks and roots, and ready to offer you the upmost in support and confidence when needed.
This is in our opinion, one of the best tyres to come from Maxxis in recent years. You can ride it on your trail bike or your downhill bike, and find the same consistency and grip no matter what conditions you end up in. Ideal as a front tyre, with something a bit more playful in the back, or front and back for that racer point-and-shoot style. This tyre excels on wet, slippery roots and rocks when used in the 3C Maxx Grip compound.