The Maxxis Assegai tyre is now available to the UK market.
The Greg Minnaar collaboration tyre was unveiled at the 28th annual Subaru Sea Otter Classic in April and is the newest addition to Maxxis’ downhill collection, featuring a tread pattern designed by Minnaar.
It comes in two sizes, 27.5 x 2.50WT and 29 x 2.50WT, and was in development for two years.
It has Maxxis’ 3C MaxxGrip rubber compound, dual-ply downhill casing and butyl sidewall inserts which offer riders ‘supreme stability and traction’.
Maxxis UK bicycle brand manager Stephen Robinson said: “We’re really proud of the tyre, which combines three decades of racing experience from a downhill legend, with Maxxis’ unrivalled engineering capabilities.
“We had a fantastic reception from dealers and interested buyers at trade and consumer events, so we’re excited for UK customers to get their hands on this high-performance product and ride it themselves.”
Distributed in the UK through Extra UK and Madison, the tyre also has wide trail casing optimised for 30-35mm rims.