First Look: Maxxis' New Dissector Tire is Made for Dry, Loose Conditions

Aug 8, 2019 at 12:10
by Mike Levy  
Maxxis Dissector


Maxxis introduced Greg Minnaar's signature downhill tire, the Assegai, in 2018, and this year we get the Dissector, Troy Brosnan's model. Intended for dry and loose conditions like you'd see in Brosnan's home country of Australia, it'll be available in downhill and trail configurations at 2.4" wide, and in both 27.5'' and 29'' diameters.

Maxxis says they started working on the Dissector with Brosnan back in early 2018, with the goal of finding the ''right balance of rolling speed, cornering traction, and braking traction.'' They also say that it takes design cues from their Rekon, Minion DHF, and Highroller II, and it's easy to see those three different tires in the Dissector.
Dissector Details

• Intended use: DH / trail
• Width: 2.4'' WT
• Size: 27.5" or 29"
• Casing: DH (butyl insert) or EXO
• Compound: 3C MaxxGrip or 3C MaxxTerra
• Weight: 800 - 1,206 grams
• Availability: Now
• MSRP: $75 USD for EXO, $90 USD for DH
• More info: www.maxxis.com

Maxxis Dissector
Maxxis Dissector


Troy wanted a fast-rolling tire, hence the Dissector's considerably ramped center lugs, but each one also has a square-edged backside for braking bite. Staggered, C-shaped corning lugs are said to ''reduce vagueness when transferring from the center tread to the cornering tread,'' and an open channel between them and the center lugs should help keep it from getting packed up. That's laid over their Wide Trail casing that'd intended for rims with a 30 to 35mm inner width.


Interestingly, Maxxis recommends only using the Dissector as a rear tire on the back of a downhill bike, and to pair it with something more aggressive up front. Conversely, they say that it'll suit both ends of a trail bike.




218 Comments

  • 186 4
 The Ass-Dissector combo...
  • 9 21
flag Deeber (Aug 9, 2019 at 8:25) (Below Threshold)
 Ass-tor
  • 157 3
 @ctdsac Naw, the Assegai obviously belongs in the back. They've got another one coming out next year called the Boobegai to handle the business up front.
  • 13 0
 Assector?
  • 2 7
flag Hyakian (Aug 9, 2019 at 8:56) (Below Threshold)
 @SchwalbeNA Big Grin
  • 2 6
flag headshot (Aug 9, 2019 at 8:57) (Below Threshold)
 Aggaisector
  • 8 1
 @dlxah: Damn I needed a solid laugh this am, much appreciated, best comment I've seen in awhile
  • 7 0
 Dis-ass.
  • 15 0
 Nobody wants to be an AssMinion
  • 2 0
 @NoDHinKentucky: Nevgal center with Minion side knobs, looks great.
  • 11 22
flag mitcht (Aug 9, 2019 at 9:38) (Below Threshold)
 Maxxis needs to stop making their shitty OEM tires with the White Maxxis logo on the sidewall. With the same tire names. People don’t realize they’re cutting corners compared to their normal line.... it’s already effecting their reputation among people who don’t know the difference.
  • 30 0
 @dlxah: gonna be hard to choose between that and the upcoming Schwalbe Super Schlong
  • 5 0
 @mitcht: What differs between the OEM and of the shelf product? I figured it was just the logo.
  • 8 0
 @chriskneeland: A number of areas they can modify the tire and order it cheaper.
A decent read on the topic nsmb.com/articles/dear-uncle-dave-my-oem-tires-tried-kill-me
  • 1 0
 Ass-Diss
  • 4 0
 Raises hand, last person in the world to buy a Griffin before this tire comes out.
  • 2 1
 The new "3C MaxxGrip DH (butyl insert) Ass-Dissector" geeeeeeez now that sounds dirty!
  • 1 4
 How much downc*ntry can I expect to Dissect if I equip this tire?
  • 6 0
 First guy to Ride a Pole with the Ass-Dissector /Buttcrack combo is the winner
..or, loser
I dunno.
Im kinda over these names.
  • 3 0
 Ass Minion DTF!
  • 1 0
 @SoDiezl350: SuperSchlong AddDix.
  • 5 0
 Should have called it the WaffleStomper
  • 1 0
 @Patsplit: ha ha yes. Love this reference.
  • 1 0
 @NoDHinKentucky: lots of guys are
  • 3 0
 @mitcht: Good read.

On £300 bike sales I appreciate why the OEM tires are shit. On higher end bike sales though I would have thought it would be in the tire manufacturers interest to put good tires on completes - because tonnes of people are going to like the tires that came on the bike and figure they'll buy same again when it's time to replace. Where as if they put shit tires on they're likely going to lose that customer to another company and they'll probably tell all their friends how shit the original tires were too.
  • 10 0
 @Maxxis HOW WAS THIS NOT CALLED THE AUSSIEGAI?! HOW?! Mad Cry Wink
  • 1 0
 @mitcht: Thought it was just me. I basically never get flat tires, then I got a new bike that came with white label Minions and it ruined my one-enduro-race-a-year that I do. Multiple splits in the sidewall on rear DHR along the edge of the rim, couldn't be plugged. Also the front DHF had a massive casing wobble. I sent in both on warranty, took them a month to send replacements with yellow label. Also the replacement DHF has a big misalignment on tread blocks side to side. Quality is not good anymore.
  • 106 2
 The thing I like most about Maxxis is that you can mount them on a bent wheel and they roll straight.
  • 25 0
 damn, now I get it... my wheels are just too true
  • 10 4
 Yup, after 2 warped DHRs in under 50 miles riding (one on the first descent for that tyre), I'm kinda over Maxxis :-(
  • 12 1
 @mountainsofsussex: is it really that common of a thing? had no problem for years, and then this year I have killed 2 fairly new DHFs
  • 7 1
 @acdownhill: I have warped 2 EXO casing in the last 2 years........
  • 10 0
 Glad to hear that there are more like me, 'cause I mount them to a straight wheel and after a few rides they roll warped. Sorry I have some very bad experiences with HRs. For me pretty average but,... marketing is a powerful thing.
  • 5 0
 @LoganH: same here
  • 3 3
 @bikegreece: I have not had this experience, but my first thought is that maybe the tire isn’t sitting perfectly square in the rim???
  • 1 0
 Ain’t that the truth.
  • 2 0
 @mountainsofsussex: I warped a DHR2 last season. Shame cause the tread still had plenty life left. Shralp and destroy I guess.
  • 5 3
 Sooooo true. Had a pair of Scwalbes that were terribly untrue. Maxxis tires are so consistent.
  • 7 1
 Yup. After 3 warped Minions I’m never going back to a Maxxis.
  • 10 1
 Zero issues with DD, DH or EXO+ over the years of hard riding. Few EXO got crooked a little bit, but around here, running EXO only is asking for a tear anyway so no worries. Still run Maxxis any day over a Schwalbe after their knob fiasco. I hear it's been addressed, but still lingering bad mojo there.
  • 5 0
 They warp. Especially the OEM versions for some reason. I want to try the new Michelins.
  • 4 0
 Yeah I've bent a Shorty and DHF WT. Annoying.
  • 1 0
 @mountainsofsussex:

dang that sucks. which casing?
  • 7 11
flag trialsracer (Aug 9, 2019 at 10:09) (Below Threshold)
 @mountainsofsussex: maxxis are the most mediocre tires you can buy. I used to like them for "consistency" but then I realized they just all felt similarly "meh" and had pretty shitty casings. They're just polished up CSTs
  • 8 0
 @jclnv: Ever since I tried Michelin tires I'm not going back to Maxxis. You won't be disappointed.
  • 8 0
 @bman33: Seconded. Warped a few EXO's, but no issues with literally dozens of DH and DD casings. EXO+ is proving to be very reliable. I've also personally had issues warping multiple Continentals and one SG Schwalbe, and seen the same from literally every other brand worth mentioning at one point or another. To be clear, that's warping from use, not defective tires arriving warped from the factory, which happens occasionally as well. Things get crazy when you slap corners at low(er) PSI.
  • 6 0
 @jclnv: I would love to try the Michelin DH tires the pro's have been using. I recently bought 27.5x2.8" Wild Enduro's (can't remember if I went GUM-X front and rear or Magic-X up front and GUM-X rear) for my bike and they've been amazing.
  • 3 0
 What is a warped casing? I ride EXO front, DD rear, go through 3 sets a year. They usually die due to tread wear or more rarely sidewall cuts (as long as I don't ride EXO on the rear), but I haven't experienced any "warping". How does that manifest?
  • 16 1
 @dthomp325: Probably from people running like 16psi..
  • 1 0
 I've not had problems with warping on my high rollers, but they do tend to leak sealant.
  • 2 3
 @mountainsofsussex: exo casing? I wouldn't put them on a xc bike they're useless. DD casing is far better. I went through a tire a month until I moved to DD. Now I get to wear them out
  • 3 0
 @irishkiwimadman: not sure how much you weigh but I had good experience with exo casings and I'm a light rider (65 kg without gear). I also don't think that there should be a difference between DD/EXO with regards to main thread wear. The only difference is the sidewall from what I understand.
  • 3 1
 Had the same thing with a DHRii. Hopped off a kerb and the tyre buckled. Two week old tyre.
  • 10 0
 @dthomp325: The "warp" mentioned here occurs when one of the woven layers in the tire's casing shifts within the casing. The resulting "warp" feels and looks like a bent rim until it's inspected closely. In my experience, it really only happens under peak side load when the casing rolls, so it usually occurs when squaring up corners at speed and is much more likely at pressures under 25psi. That's also why this is a chronic problem for some of us, yet for the vast majority of riders it's literally a non-issue.

Although it's common with EXO casings, it doesn't seem to be an issue with EXO+. Why? Your guess is as good as mine.
  • 2 0
 @mountainbikerfisher: I tried that once before, and was disappointed. They stopped making the DH16 and DH24, so I was disappointed and had to settle on maxxis.
  • 2 0
 @LoganH: EXO - there is your problem.
  • 4 0
 @DirtCrab: huh. I've gone through a LOT of Maxxis tires and haven't experienced that with EXO/DD/DH, but 23/27 psi is about as low as I can go without denting the crap out of my rims, so maybe I just need to try lower pressures. Haven't tried out EXO+ yet.
  • 2 1
 what is a warped tired, i dont think i have ever experienced that before
  • 2 0
 @jclnv: wild enduro have superb casing!
knob got tear like schawble after 2 mouthFrown
  • 3 0
 @jclnv: I went Michelin Wild Wnduro and Rock’R2 read on my MOJO G16.

Very pleased. Can’t see myself Buying new Maxxis tyres. Will wait for the DH22s or whtever they’ll be called
  • 4 0
 @dthomp325: It looks like your wheel has a wobble in it so you lift the seat and spin the back wheel and stare at the rim only to notice it's the tire...
  • 1 0
 I've had plenty of warped Maxxis tires but I'm not sensitive enough to notice it when riding.
  • 1 0
 Maybe it is a weight or tubeless thing? I weigh 140lbs. (63kg) and have never experienced this with my EXO's, and I use 17/20 psi with tubes. I will say though I am trying the dual compound front and rear this year and can't tell a difference from the 3C's I was using in the dry sierra dust.
  • 1 0
 I've walked two exo casings on less than 2 month old 3c tires, both were running over 26 psi

I did notice done very very small rips (like 2mm long) right above the bead in both cases which could well have been the cause.

Now running specialized grid and DH tires with no issues
  • 3 1
 @GBeard: Sadly, it's not just a weight thing. I weigh 150lbs and have seriously warped two DHR2 EXO WTs in the last 12 months. Maxxis warrantied the first one since it happened w/ like zero tire wear. Since these are on a bike for tight, technical, undulating local trails I don't really notice the warpage until I get on bigger, straighter fireroads above 30mph. It's not an issue limited to just Maxxis tho. I run pressures in the low 20psi range, and hit corners fairly hard. Have Specialized & Schwalbe rear tires that have warped as well, albeit much later in their wear life.
  • 1 0
 @GBeard: I'm fairly at around 65kg. They seem to warp/bend/wib wob with lower pressures and landing a jump not quite straight. I've only had wib wob with Maxxis though.
  • 1 0
 I had a shorty warp on me during a race, which had only seen 10 or so rides. To be fair to Maxxis though, I emailed them and they offered to replace the tyre with a brand new one.
  • 1 0
 @WasatchEnduro: just got round to checking - couldn't remember if it was a DD or exo so had to trawl through old emails... It was an exo. First one was warranted. Second one wasn't so just went in the bin :-(
  • 2 0
 @ti-marc: I love the wild enduros I'm running now - not exactly fast rolling on the way to the trail head though. I put a lot of hard miles on the pair on my last bike and they still looked pretty new. Unlike the HR2 that came on the bike that I didn't have a chance to change and after one enduro race all the knobs were hanging off like an old school Scwalbe...
  • 1 0
 @Archimonde:
I wasn't talking about tread wear. I was talking about ripped sidewalls, warped casings and the bead band ripping out of the carcass and blowing the tyre off the rim.
I got to ride an exo tyre enough to have noticeable tread wear.
  • 62 1
 Ive been pretty happy with the aggressor as a UK summer* rear tyre but i think this might roll as well but with more braking bite.

*UK summer is technical term that in no way relates to summer like weather. Generally this translates to less winter. Running a "summer" tyre just makes us feel better.
  • 4 6
 Here in SA I am running Aggressors front and rear.
  • 13 1
 @headshot: aggressor is a horrifying front tire choice. I couldn’t keep my front end from washing
  • 7 2
 @Bmontgomery87: in my mostly dry and rocky conditions it hooks up just fine and rolls fast
  • 12 0
 @headshot: madness! Do you put a second saddle where your bars should be?!

All joking aside the idea of an aggressor on the front fills me with terror.
  • 6 0
 THere's almost no point changing tyres for the UK summer because it only needs to rain and its back to slop again.
  • 2 0
 This summer is wetter than winter! Crazy how wet everywhere is after today‘s rain.
  • 1 0
 After riding a High Roller 3C in the bikepark in France i now see how little braking bite the Aggressor has in the back. I think this could be a perfect tire for the back with a High Roller or an Assegai in the front.
  • 5 0
 We have a customer who has an Aggressor up front and a backwards DHF in the rear...go figure.
  • 9 0
 @mnorris122: you work in a psychiatric hospital for clowns?
  • 4 0
 @mnorris122: why would you run a dhf backwards?? It rolls slower and brakes less. Some people are weird.
  • 1 0
 @ORTOGONAL555: because Sam Hill.

Seriously, no idea why people are still doing this.
  • 4 0
 I ran mud spikes all year round growing up in the Uk (Maxxis swampthing), not worth changing tyres for the 1 week of sunshine you get. Humorously you get some people here in Oz who buy based off tyre reviews and don't check the country the review was done in, rocking up with the trusty high roller 2 rear and shorty front combo like its gonna be a game changer on dry and hardpack lol
  • 26 0
 From Maxxis: "To truly unlock the potential of this tire developed alongside UCI World Cup downhill racer Troy Brosnan, rider must shake hands loosely and vigorously above head before dropping in." See exhibit A. www.pinkbike.com/video/477443

hyperlink help, please!
  • 2 1
 I had forgotten this video hahaha
I wonder if Troy "underperformed" in VDS because he forgot to do it
  • 1 0
 I'm sad that he doesn't do this anymore. Seemed to stop right after this vid
  • 26 1
 Why'd they drop the G'day Mate name?

A G'day Mate in Kangaroo compound would have been primo.
  • 25 0
 I'd have called it a Chazzwozzer.
  • 17 0
 @MtbSince84: I see you've played knifey-spooney before
  • 1 0
 @johnnyboy11000: Nice one... But if I remember correctly it was spooney-knifey
  • 15 0
 I think Maxxis is hinting at us running an Assegai front and Dissector rear. Sounds like a good combo but my poor wallet !!!
  • 7 0
 I just got the Assegai front. Time to go hard on the rear brake to wear our the DHR II I had on the front before the Assegai. Glad I didn't buy an Aggressor too!
  • 7 7
 @santacruz-ing: Assegai is excellent for fast tracks with flat turns where precision is the key, but it doesn’t have the lean over assurance and communication of DHF where it is easy to fee how far from washing out you are. Haven’t pushed Assegai over the limit yet but the lack of feeling that edge leaves me worried that finding the end of its capability will be abrupt and painful
  • 5 2
 @WAKIdesigns: Im not sure I agree with that, ( I havent ridden my Assegai yet ) but, I love my magic mary and it has a transitional knob aswell and i can tell when its gonna break loose. I am a huge fan of transition knobs cuz as you transition from the middle to side knobs there is no delay and its very smooth and confidence inspiring. ( but not having put my assegai on yet I cant say your wrong )
  • 6 5
 @WAKIdesigns: You just described the magic Mary.
  • 7 3
 @thenotoriousmic: not really. Assegai works very well on hardpack and I doubt it would work as well in soft/wet/mud as Magic Mary which has knobs that are taller in relation to their base area. It also means they clean well from mud and rail loam like no other. Other way around, Magic Mary squirms and gets wobbly in hardpack, especially in berms. Assegai rails berms like a dream because it doesn’t squirm and allows very steady transition from intermediate to hard lean angles. Minions, especially DHR2 need to be edged directly, you have to skip the channel. Assegai draws much nicer arcs than Minion.
  • 2 0
 @WAKIdesigns: Good to know as my only complaint with the mary on hard pack is the knob squirm.
  • 6 2
 @rockchomper: there’s big differences between Magic Mary and other tyres with intermediate knobs. Until Assegai, then only tyre with intermediate knobs that I tolerated was Bonty SE4 but it is not really a DH tyre. The rest like Hans Dampf is usually a joke. I think MMary is predictable because knobs are longer and Schwalbe compounds are excellent.
  • 1 0
 @WAKIdesigns: so the work the opposite way around to a Mary?
  • 1 1
 @thenotoriousmic: they share the smooth leanover, although Assegai is more solid. On hardpack Mary will always feel a bit like assegai on a narrow rim, as you push into the ground it will wobble a bit. Mary is half way to shorty after all. I haven’t ridden Assegai in gloop. Minion DHF deals quite ok outside mud.
  • 1 1
 @WAKIdesigns: I found MMs to be a joy in WBP. I switched from DHRIIs to them. Surprised by their ability in hardback
  • 1 2
 @gonecoastal: DHR2 is not my favorite tyre to be honest. It is very good but it’s a tyre to brake hard and lean hard, with nothing in between. Like HR2, but at least the break away is like DHF whereas once HR2 loses grip, your face is on the ground without warning. So if you like rolling on intermediate lean angles, DHR2 is defo not for you
  • 14 0
 So it says that these WT tires are intended for rims with a 30 to 35mm inner width. But in the video he's running an EX471 rim which is 25mm internal...
  • 44 1
 Guess the racers don't take their cues from the marketing departments like all the wankers around here.
  • 4 0
 yeah im wondering the same thing. im building up new wheels soon and with how well the ex471s have been doing i want to ride those...i just dont understand if "WT" is BS or not? So confusing.
  • 4 0
 And the 2.5 asswgai has a 2.35 casing which works on 30mm but it's so flat on 35mm.
  • 2 0
 @JohanG:
Yeah the Assguy is perfect on 30mm and terrible on 35mm. It was honestly really surprising to me what a difference those 5mm made.
  • 3 2
 @ccolagio: I have been running EX471 for 3 years now. 28 spokes, trued them once. It’s freaking bombproof. It makes carbon rims look silly. Some of the fastest Swedish riders run them on their Enduro and DH bikes and they hold up, being dragged through rocks of Norway, Malaga, Alps, just don’t want to die. Sure you may need to true them sometimes but 5 mins with spoke key is a low price compared to buying carbon rims that weigh way pretty much the same. I know folks running XM481 which are wider for the same weight, and they also hold up.
  • 3 0
 @ccolagio: WT is not BS. The spacing of the knobs is a bit more on the WT so that the tread is not squared off on wider rims. You can choose to run narrower rims with WT, it'll just mean the gap from the center knobs to the side knobs will be a bit more pronounced.
  • 2 1
 @Patsplit: indeed. If you run 30mm rims or wider with standard knob spacing, the side knobs will touch the ground more while rolling straight, which will increase the rolling resistance and wear out the most important surface, the inside of the side knobs, faster. The only advantage of such setup is that beginners will have more confidence when leaning the bike over as the side knobs will engage faster.
  • 1 0
 i run WT tires on 22mm inner width rims and haven't died.......yet *shrugs*
  • 1 0
 @arrowheadrush: well that is the lesser of two evils so...
  • 9 1
 Looks like a bontrager xr4, but I think it would be sweet paired with an assegai up front
  • 10 0
 I'd run the xr/se4 as rear if it just had fractionally bigger side lugs. Bounty tyres are probably some of the most underrated.
  • 3 0
 @Kickmehard: I agree. I ran a xr5 front (similar to DHF) and se4 rear, and the front consistently outperformed the rear tire, causing the back to step out. Larger side knobs would likely fix this issue.
  • 3 0
 @Kickmehard: This. The XR4 just feels a touch too vague really leaned over.
  • 4 0
 @maximell: yeah I think the hole in Bontrager's line up is the 2.3 XR5/SE5. Release that shit in true 2.4 so I can run it up front with SE4 rear. I have 2.6 XR5 and its just too balloon like, doesn't cut through loose surface. The 4 series is a few mm shy on the side lugs from being a good front tire.
  • 2 0
 Looking at my XR4 2.4's right now, agree with some others here lack of channel within intermed knobs make it different. Centre knobs are kind of XR4 like though. The side and centre knobs on this look bigger but hard to tell from promo pics. Looks like a more pedal friendly Der Baron Project to me. I have same issue with my XR4's a bit too small tread blocks to bite on front when cornering in loose terrain, but great on regular dirt, and they are light and pedal fast. Looked at XR5 for front to get more bite, but would really like to see a XRF with beefed up XR5 side knobs, so maybe that is a Dissector. Asssegai in front with Dissector rear seems to be what they are getting at with this tire. Just need to have it in 2.5 to match, not 2.4WT. Have this mismatch issue with some other Maxxis tires, getting forced to run smaller rear tire because they only make something in a 2.4 and 2.6, or only 2.5.
  • 1 0
 @kraf: I think the trend is wider (grip) in front narrower (faster rolling) in back.
I love 2.5 front and 2.4 rear all mountain and down hill or 2.35 front and 2.25 rear for aggressive xc
  • 8 0
 New dry-condition tire, name should start with D. May I present: "Desiccator"

So close Maxxis, so close.
  • 10 0
 Or perhaps an Assagai paired with a Defecator (in the rear obviously)
  • 8 0
 Maxxis definitely doesn't have enough tires yet.
  • 1 0
 Bring back the Swampthing though @Maxxis
  • 1 0
 @colincolin: That was the worst Maxxis tire ever! No cornering grip whatsoever!
  • 4 1
 A molded rubber casing and folks think the layers can shift? Think about that for a moment .... wouldn’t that mean the tire casing is separating?

This is the kind of nonsense that drives engineers crazy. Casings don’t separate easily and certainly not bike tires which see a minuscule fraction of the load experienced with motor vehicle tires.

Sure, a tire can be warped out of the mold, bug Fitbit to become warped during use, not do much, more than likely the tire bead has shifted and the rider-mechanic doesn’t Knute the difference.

Casing failures on card were a thing years ago, now it’s very uncommon.

Maxxis makes good tires, sadly they are also pricey, but you get what you pay for ...
  • 1 0
 Not only can you warp them from riding hard, but Maxxis will honor the warranty on them when it happens. I've had several warped tires replaced over the years. No, it's not present right from the mold.

I've actually *felt* it happen from a hard corner.
  • 1 0
 Says the guy that's never warped a casing....
Continentals used to be chronic for doing it, but Maxxis EXO are also pretty bad. I've had Maxxis replace DHR2 EXO for exactly that reason. The tyre warped so badly after a sideways landing the wheel wouldn't turn, no amount of deflating/reseating would fix it. The replacement DD has been fine.
I think the fabric tears in the casing and once that happens the tyre is toast.
  • 5 0
 Troy's narration reminds me of "The Castle", the only Aussie movie I've ever seen. Such a classic.
  • 7 0
 You haven't seen The Road Warrior?
  • 2 0
 @jclnv: I'll track it down. Thanks.
  • 1 0
 @Adamrideshisbike - if you like that over the top Aussie film style, there’s heaps of classics, often a bit darker in their humour. Try Chopper, Two Hands and Idiot Box. Mind you, they’re just the first ones that came to mind... and I’m showing my age, they’re all from around that era.
  • 2 0
 @smallsilences: and the greatest Aussie film... 'Bad Boy Bubby'!
  • 6 1
 Why does Maxxis say their tires are optimized for 30-35mm IW rims when troy, danny, and others are running EX471s?
  • 1 0
 The WT version are optimized for 30-35mm, but you can choose to run narrower rims with WT, it'll just mean the gap from the center knobs to the side knobs will be a bit more pronounced and noticeable.
  • 7 3
 You know the marketing team is excellent when the tire is all over Pinkbike before it even exists on Maxxis' website...
  • 1 0
 How does this compare to a DHR2 or HR? I'm in a DHR/DHF combo but could do with a bit faster rolling. Not sure I want to give up the DHF up front but I could swap something in the rear for sure. DHR2 has been great but its be cool to try something else too.
  • 5 0
 LOL at "Compount", who proof read this? Lemme get that 3C Compount doe.
  • 4 0
 Hilarious to me they talk about traction then show a massive skid and slide
  • 1 0
 true! lol
  • 1 0
 I would like to test a tyre with side knobs with a narrow surface and a wide base. The narrow surface to penetrate soft soil and to be able to adabt to the terrain, the wide base to keep squirming limited on hard pack berms and to keep the freaking things from tearing off! Use a larger diameter chamfer to keep the angle perpendicular. I love the HR2 but the side knobs get torn off way before thread is gone.
  • 4 0
 That'll be useful on the one dry and dusty day we get a year in the UK
  • 4 1
 Just make it in 29“, Dh casing and Maxxterra and I am set. MAXXIS has not one 29“ dh casing tire with Maxxterra compund!
  • 2 0
 Not a big fan of the DHR. Wears much too quickly. Tore through one in a month. This might be an improvement to the DHR and a good match to the DHF.
  • 4 0
 Will it get EXO+???
  • 1 0
 looks like just regular exo and dh casings atm
  • 2 0
 Τοο much overlap with HR2? Sideknobs look very similar, generous channel as well but probably faster rolling centre.
  • 1 0
 Yeah it’s essentially a pre worn high roller. I just wish they made maxx grip double down high rollers.
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 @thenotoriousmic: I wish they made harder compound dd or dh casing tires, I get to ride the bike park almost daily (I work there) and my rear tires don't last much
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 @crashtor: wtb tough casings are x2 60tpi (dh casings) with hard compounds.
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 75% of tire tech appears to be voodoo.
  • 16 1
 It's natural for humans to regard that which we don't understand as either magic or bullshit, rather than acknowledging our ignorance and addressing it through education. This principle will be familiar to regular readers of the Pinkbike comments section...
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 @DirtCrab: Maxxis could make 4 tires and still dominate. It's getting ridiculous.
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 @endlessblockades: You're not wrong. Just think of this as a more "aggressive" aggressor.
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 @DirtCrab: I don't need to worry about it. I'm riding Michelin tires lately. There aren't many choices and the ones i want have been in Prototype stage for years.
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 So, it's like somewhere between an Aggressor and a DHR2? I could get down with that.
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 @mikelevy why can't we select Canada in the but and sell any longer ? All I see is a Canada/USA no province etc. Mobile issue ?
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 Why only wide trail? ,and go back to the drawing board with exo,the casings suck.
  • 3 1
 Looks a lot like a Bonty SE4
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 "Looks a lot like a Bonty SE4" that got drunk and made a child with a High Roller 2...
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 @06hokiemtb: HR2 is Hawt, no need for liquor to get me to dickor
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 I ride XR/SE4's... these don't look anything like them. There is an intermediate channel on the Dissector. Maybe a blend between XR4 and XR5...
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 I thought it looked more like a Spesh Eliminator but it's a bit of a hybrid of the two.
  • 2 1
 60/50A 2.4 non WT. Thank you. I know, makes too much sence, that‘s why you carbon lovers don‘t buy it...
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 If it's anything like the assegai the exo casing will be available in 2022...
  • 5 3
 Yet I have an exo assegai on my bike....
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 @JohanG: Good for you, here in Europe they're non existent.
  • 3 0
 Superb riding from Troy!
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 Maxxis are good. i had Michellins on for over a year no issues. Tried Maxxis and they ripped in the space of 2 months....back to michellin. The new DH22s look mega
  • 1 0
 Sh!t, have to mount a new Maxxis to a DT Swiss rim, one of the toughest challenges of riding
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 Just picked up one of these earlier today in dh casing.
What front tire should i get ????
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 Happy to see so many other tire nerds gathered.
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 Good looking tire tup Run this on the rear with an Assegai up front and you’ll have a match made in heaven!!!!
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 Shorty up front? What does Troy use to go with this tire?
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 Idk what Troy uses but I just got one of these today! I run a shorty up front and it doesnt cut it getting a dhf or assegai as soon as I can.
  • 2 1
 Looks like a really solid front trail tire.
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 Yeah I'm really glad I didn't pony up for a Minion DHF... been wanting something lighter, faster rolling, with some side bite on my trail bike. This is it.
  • 1 0
 @generationfourth: DHF is a solid tire. Very predictable. I just put one on. Never tried it until now even though it has be around for like a decade. Lol.
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 Seems like in the video Troy is running it front and back too!
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 Disseptikon
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 Dry and Loose. 1 out of 2 ain’t bad ;-)
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 Looks like a Specialized Eliminator to me, with taller knobs.
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 So let's run this in the back and Tiogas new one up front.
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 Isn't this just a Specialized Purgatory?
  • 1 0
 Not naming the tire “wafflestomper” is a serious missed opportunity.
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 2.3 dual compound now please @maxxis
  • 1 1
 Is butyl insert a code-word for a tube? I've never heard that before.
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 it means there’s a butyl insert in the casing of the tire itself.
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 Maxxis make your tires roll straight! too much wobble.
  • 2 1
 Why only 2.4?
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 Cuz Troy is a lil guy.
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 Looks like more of a rear tire than front.
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 I mean, that's what the article says...
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 @emarquar: You are right. I didn't read the full article and go quickly to the comments. Lol. Lazy ass.
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 DD casing please Smile
  • 1 0
 Looks like a swabbminion
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 looks like an XR4
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 maybe the center pattern but there is a channel on these unlike the XR4. Looks similar but wildly different.
  • 3 4
 Trailboss...
  • 2 5
 Oh god, what a name. Instant visuals of dissecting a frog in 8th grade.
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