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LOOSE/ LOOSE OVER HARD/ MEDIUM WET
SIZE: 29 x 2.5
World Cup Champion Greg Minnaar's signature tire.
The Maxxis Assegai tire is named after the iron-tipped spear used by the Zulu people of South Africa. Greg Minnaar, a native of South Africa, thought it was a fitting name for a tire ready to do battle on the mountain. The tall knobs punch through dust and loam to find traction, but also offer support and confidence on wet roots and rocks. While other tires excel only in certain conditions, the new Maxxis Assegai is built to go fast everywhere.
Mountain bike rims have gotten progressively wider in recent years. Rims with internal widths between 30mm and 35mm are now commonplace on new trail bikes and enduro mountain bikes, and many riders are upgrading the wheels on their current bikes. To take full advantage of these modern rims, riders need tyres optimized for the extra width. Maxxis’ Wide Trail line of mountain bike tyres are designed specifically with 30-35mm rims in mind and feature a revised tread block arrangement to maintain ideal knob positioning.
Maxxis offers a full range of Wide Trail tyres to cover terrains ranging from buff hardpack to the gnarliest World Cup Downhill courses. Continue reading below for an in-depth explanation of Wide Trail and to check out the specific tread patterns offered.
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