Maxxis is rolling out a new tread pattern intended to meet the needs of aggressive riders seeking speed and control on dry and loose terrain.

Maxxis Dissector Highlights

  • Available in 27.5x2.40 and 29x2.40 sizes
  • Wide Trail casing optimized for 30-35mm internal rim widths
  • Weight range: 800-1,206g (claimed)
  • Pricing is $75 for the EXO casing and $90 for the DH casing
  • Tubeless-ready
  • Available now
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Like Greg Minnaar's signature Assegai tire introduced last year, feedback from world cup racer Troy Brosnan lead to the development of this new tread pattern.

According to Maxxis, development of the Dissector started during the 2018 world cup season. Brosnan wanted a "unicorn" of a tire that had fast-rolling center knobs and edge blocks worthy of world cup cornering speeds. The company used the Rekon, Minion DHF, and High Roller II tread patterns starting points.

The Dissector features center lugs with sharp ramping to decrease rolling resistance. Corner confidence is supplied by sturdy side knobs with a C-shaped profile to cup and bite into hard terrain. These edge knobs alternate between closer and farther away from the center tread. The goal of this orientation is to reduce vagueness when leaning the tires over through turns.

According to Maxxis, the Dissector is best used as a rear tire paired with a Minion DHF or Assegai for downhill and park riding. For all-around trail use, the company suggests this new tread is suitable for both ends of the bike.

Like most new tires designed for park and aggressive trail riding, the Dissector is optimized for rims with an internal width of 30-35mm. The 27.5x2.4 Dissector has a claimed weight of 800g for the EXO casing and 1,133g for the DH version. The 29x2.4 Dissector has a claimed weight of 861g with an EXO casing and 1,206g for the DH version.

The EXO Dissector uses Maxxis' long-wearing 3C MaxxTerra rubber compounds, while the DH tire uses the extra sticky 3C MaxxGrip.

The Dissector is available now. The EXO version will set buyer's back $75, while the DH version sees a slight price increase to $90 per tire.

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