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There's nothing like a fresh set of tires to give you some extra confidence. On top of that adding new sealant is a double whammy in the protection department. Our friend Bill shares his experience with the Maxxis Dissector 27.5 x 2.4 tires and Orange Seal Endurance Sealant. Check it out!
I ordered two new tires from Worldwide Cyclery for my new bike build. I ordered the new Maxxis Dissector 27.5 x 2.4 Tire, Tubeless, Folding, Black, 3C MaxxTerra, EXO for both front & rear on my 2019 Spot Rollik 150. At the same time, I also ordered some Orange Seal Endurance Tubeless Tire Sealant in the 16-ounce refill size. I mounted the Dissector tires on my brand new Race Face Arc 30 27.5-inch wheels (30mm internal rim width).
First of all, the customer service and communication from Worldwide Cyclery is outstanding. Their website is easy to shop and checkout. Setting up an account on their website is a breeze. Once your order is in, they reach out to you to confirm the order and update you on shipping details. Free shipping is always a bonus too. Worldwide is my go-to for online shopping for mountain bike parts. Oh, and the price of each tire at about $61 each was a good $10 better than anyone else.
The Maxxis Dissectors are usually advertised at about 800 grams weight for the 3C MaxxTerra EXO casing - I can't recall if Worldwide Cyclery publishes a weight or not, but about 800 grams is the weight I've seen listed on the web. Maxxis' own website lists the tires at 787 grams. My two identical tires weighed in at 821 grams and 863 grams which was a bit high compared to Maxxis' own specs and a bit too variable for my liking, but what are you gonna do?
Anyway, I unfolded the tires and installed them on my wheels with zero sealant and inflated the tires with my compressor to about 50 psi. I always do this to get the tire unfolded and un-creased and let it conform to the shape of the rim. The tire beads popped right into place and I hung the wheels with mounted tires in the garage until I was ready to ride, at which time I'd inject some Orange Seal into each tire through the valve stems. I was incredibly surprised to find that the tires each held a good 20+ psi after a few days with zero sealant. I shot in about 12 milliliters of sealant in each tire and let them roll. The Orange Seal Endurance sealant worked as advertised. Note that my riding is in Arizona on dry, loose, dusty, rocky conditions. Also, note that these 2.4 inch width tires measure in at exactly 2.4 inches.
These tires are fast rolling, fast accelerating, and fast cornering. I'm new to Maxxis tires (have been running Continental Race Kings) but I've heard that they are faster than other common Maxxis tires such as the Minion and Aggressor. Super grippy, also plenty of braking bite although I've heard some complaints about that. Good enough for me. Thanks Worldwide Cyclery!
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