Assegai Tire
Assegai Tire

Assegai Tire

SKU: TB00163200

Regular price $93.00 Sale price$84.00
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Greg Minnaar’s signature tire – the Maxxis Assegai – provides a tenacious, predictable grip across the entire profile, no matter the lean angle. The Assegai can be used front and rear for a surefooted feel or as a front paired with a faster rolling rear tire.

Details

Category: Trail, Enduro, Downhill
Recommended use:  All Trail, Enduro, and Downhill Conditions
Recommended Installation: Front
Model Highlights:
  • Dual Compound, 3C MaxxTerra, or 3C MaxxGrip options
  • 60 TPI, DoubleDown (2×120 TPI), or Downhill (2×60 TPI) casing options
  • EXO or EXO+ puncture protection options
  • Wide Trail (WT) sizes are optimized for 35mm inner width rims
  • Tubeless Ready

Tire Tech

3C MAXXTerra:

Maxxis’ 3C MaxxTerra is an intermediate triple compound configuration used across their mountain tire line. The 3C MaxxTerra compound offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip, which makes it ideal for trail riding in all conditions.

3C MAXXGrip:

Maxxis’ 3C MaxxGrip compound uses the stickiest, slowest rebounding rubber offered in a mountain bike tire. This high traction compound is the same one used by top World Cup Downhill and Enduro World Series athletes and is now available in various casing configurations to cover all riders.

  • 3C MaxxGrip + EXO casing = Light duty trail riding in wet/slick conditions
  • 3C MaxxGrip + EXO+ casing = All-around trail riding in wet/slick conditions
  • 3C MaxxGrip + DoubleDown casing = Enduro racing and e-bikes
  • 3C MaxxGrip + Downhill casing = Downhill racing and long travel e-bikes
EXO:

EXO is a cut- and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of many Maxxis mountain bike and gravel tires. This densely woven fabric is lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the tire's performance remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for enhanced durability for gravel, XC, and light-duty trail riding.

EXO+:

EXO+ is Maxxis’ medium-duty puncture protection option suitable for all-around trail riding and lightweight e-bikes. Maxxis begins with a durable 60 TPI casing, adds in legendary EXO puncture protection layer in the sidewalls, and tops it off with a small butyl insert around the bead. The tough casing and EXO material avoid damage from rocks and roots, while the butyl insert protects the tire from pinch flats and helps prevent rim damage.

DOUBLE DOWN (DD): 

DoubleDown (DD) is the casing solution for enduro racing and e-bike use from Maxxis. Two layers of lightweight 120 TPI casing material are combined with a butyl sidewall insert to create a highly durable tire with more trail feedback than a Downhill casing tire.

DoubleDown tires are marginally lighter than their Downhill counterparts, but it’s really the difference in “trail feel” that sets the two apart. Some riders may prefer the highly damped ride provided by a Downhill casing tire. 

Tubeless Ready:

Tubeless-ready tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting because there is no tube. Tubeless-ready tires are denoted by the letters “TR” on the sidewall.

Tubeless-ready tires must be mounted to tubeless compatible rims and require the use of a liquid sealant to maintain pressure. Liquid sealants have the added benefit of sealing small punctures. Be sure to check your sealant regularly and refresh as needed, as it will dry out over time. Pick up an extra bottle of sealant here

Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tires: tubeless road, tubular, and tubeless-ready. Using liquid sealants in any other Maxxis tire will void the warranty.

Wide Trail:

Wide Trail (WT) construction optimizes the tire’s tread layout and profile on today’s modern, wider rims. Traditional tires are designed around older, narrower rims and can create an overly square tire profile, leading to less-than-optimal performance. WT tires are optimized for a 35mm inner rim width but are proven to work over a range from 30-35mm inner rim widths, depending on the rider’s preference.

Maxxis Wide Trail XC tires are optimized for use with 30mm internal width rims, but they will perform well on rims as narrow as 25mm. Maxxis does not recommend rims wider than 30mm or narrower than 25mm.

Downhill (DH):

As the name implies, Maxxis’ Downhill casing tires are designed for extreme use in all gravity applications, from downhill racing to bike park riding to free riding to long-travel e-bikes. A Maxxis Downhill tire is made with two layers of our durable 60 TPI casing material along with a large butyl rubber insert that extends from each bead into the sidewall. The butyl insert helps prevent pinch flats, protects the rim from impacts, and provides additional sidewall stability.

 

Please reach out to us with any questions you may have on anything we sell. We want to make sure you get the right part the first time. Our lifelong riders at Thunder Mountain Bikes are knowledgeable and would love to talk to you!

Shipping

We currently offer both economy and expedited shipping options though FedEX and USPS. 

Orders totaling over $49 are eligible to ship for free via an economy ground option of our choice. 

If you're in need of something super-quick, please contact us directly. We may be able to overnight your order with an additional fee and depending on your location. 

Returns

Should there be an issue with the item you bought, or you no longer need your purchase, we will be happy to set up a return.

All returns must be requested within sixty (60) days of the fulfillment date (i.e. the date we printed the shipping label and boxed up your order.) All returned items must be received in new and unused condition, with the original tags and labels attached, and in the original packaging.  We cannot accept returns on any items that have been installed or show wear of any kind. 

Return Process

To request a return, please visit: returns.thundermountainbikes.com and follow the steps to return eligible items from your order. 

Refunds

After receiving your return and inspecting the condition of your item, we will process your return. Please allow at least seven (7) days from the receipt of your item to process your return or exchange. We will notify you by email when your return has been processed.

For all Special Order items, there is a 25% restocking fee. Special Order items are those that we do not currently stock.

Exceptions

For defective, damaged, or if we sent you the wrong products, please contact us using the phone number or email below.

Other questions?

If you have any questions concerning our return policy, please contact us at:

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