Maxxis Assegai 27.5×2.5 EXO, 3C MaxxTerra
The Maxxis Assegai was designed by MTB legend & World Cup Champion Greg Minnaar.
Designed with aggressive riding and confidence in mind the Assegai’s popularity has been growing with Enduro riders. Features a center section with ramped knobs for decreased rolling resistance as well as both cornering sipes on the split center lugs and braking sipes on the central rectangle lug.
A transitional lug between the center section and cornering lugs helps maintain predictable traction while leaning into corners.
The Maxxis Assegai is a popular front tire paired with Minion DHR II or another Assegai as a rear tire.
Details on Assegai 27.5×2.5 EXO 3C MaxxTerra:
Compound: 3C MaxxTerra
Wide Trail: Shape optimized for 29-35mm internal widths and greater to keep cornering lugs located maintaining grip at lean angles.
Manufacturer Part Number: TB00163200
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Learn More about Sidewall, Compound & Tread:
We wanted to give BikeCo clients a better understanding to navigate our available tire matrix. As more and more riders are looking for improved small bump compliance and damping through the tires you’ll see riders on more robust sidewalls: this video will show why.
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BikeCo Tactile Scale: Durometer, Surface Tension and Damping
In order to help our clients better compare products we’ve developed a Tactile Scale for items like Tires, Grips, Shoes, etc. We measure the durometer, surface tension and rebound to provide points that can be more accurately reviewed.
The higher the durometer the “harder” the material.
The higher the Surface Tension the “stickier” or more tacky the material is.
The higher the Damping number the more energy is absorbed by the product during a drop test.
Maxxis 3C Compounds
A hard compound or base layer supports a medium compound center tread section as well as a softer outer tread section of the tire. The softer cornering lugs provide additional grip at lean angles. The harder center section is faster rolling and longer lasting for those climbs before your favorite descents. Each 3C layup has three different layers of rubber compound utilized in varying depths.
3C tires are available in three different layups.
MaxxSpeed: is the fastest rolling and longest lasting of the 3C lineup. It accomplishes this with slightly harder rubber giving up a bit of grip.
MaxxSpeed Tactile Scale – Center: 63-tbd-0.96, Edge: 55-tbd-1.28
MaxxTerra: the intermediate option designed to offer more grip than the MaxxSpeed but is longer lasting with less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip options.
MaxxTerra Tactile Scale – Center: 55-7.56-0.87, Edge: 48-11.2-2.19
MaxxGrip: this 3C option is the stickiest layup. Along with the additional grip the rubber utilized in MaxxGrip tires also has damping properties to help control tire rebound. This adds a bit more confidence to your setup.
MaxxGrip Tactile Scale – Center: 47-8.36-2.39, Edge: 48-11.8-2.6
Maxxis Dual Compound
Features a softer edge and harder center section. Tends to offer less damping and slightly harder durometer for more miles, but gives up some grip.
Dual Compound Tactile Scale – Center: 59-6.71-1.27, Edge: 49-11.2-1.61
Various reinforcement options are available on modern MTB tires. These help minimize pinch flats and sidewall tears. Depending on speed, terrain and level of aggression riders have a variety to choose from. Recently more and more riders gravitate to the more burly sidewall technology as provides additional damping to help control tire rebound.
Instead of Weight vs. Protection we now see riders looking at Weight vs. Protection, Support and Damping as we look to improve trail feel through the tires allowing the suspension to run more support for cornering, steeps and other terrain.
EXO Sidewall: these tires feature a cut resistant material from the bead up the sidewall just below the cornering knobs. This additional layer is designed to be lightweight and flexible giving the tires a bit of support without compromising performance.
EXO Sidewall: As the name suggests this is the EXO sidewall plus an additional Silkshield layer stretched from bead to bead. Without adding too much weight this additional layer does provide notable improvement to tire damping and cut protection.
DoubleDown (DD) Sidewall: Want even more protection and trail damping? Check out the DoubleDown option. Build with two 120 TPI casing layers with a butyl insert these offer the support and protection of a downhill tire but save a bit of weight on the scales!
DH Sidewall: Double 60 TPI casings. More Damping than Double Down tires.
TPI: Threads Per Inch
60 TPI shown on the left, 120 TPI on the right.
120 TPI provides improved performance and protection but is a bit heavier.
Have questions? No problem. Chat, call or email and our team will help you choose the right tire for your riding.