The Maxxis Assegai came as a surprise to many of us. A completely new tire from Maxxis that combined the best features of their top performing models. So far the feedback has been great and our customer, Wilson seems to agree. Check out his review to learn more about the Maxxis Assegai tire!
I wanted to explore a better tire for the hard pack trails of Southern California. Don’t get me wrong, the Maxxis DHF that I was running was doing a great job, I wanted to explore a tire that had less channeling for muddy terrain, as the summer months have been dry as a desert.
Then came along the new Assegai, with the technology of an added knob to help with the grip while cornering, exactly what I was looking for. I also wanted a tire with a stiffer sidewall, as I’ve liked the double downs from Maxxis. The Assegai didn’t disappoint, it was instantly noticeable, being more solid in the turns, the tire just felt planted. Read about other’s feedback on the added weight, I don’t notice it on the downhills or up hills but did notice the bike seems to be a bit slower on the flats, with some resistance due to the tread or weight, or it could just be in my head.
Overall, this is my new favorite tire for the front on my Hightower LT.
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