Given the name Assegai by South African downhill world cup champion Greg Minnaar who wanted to design a tyre that combined the best properties of some of Maxxis' most iconic tread patterns, the DHF, DHR II, Shorty and High Roller. The result is a tyre that can find grip on a wide variety of surfaces while also boasting aggressive braking and fast rolling.

As capable in dust and loam as it is over wet roots and rocks, the Assegai is built to go fast everywhere.


  • Maxxis Assegai DH/Enduro Tyre
  • Signature tyre of downhill legend Greg Minnaar
  • 3C MaxxGrip compound
  • Dual-ply casing
  • Wide trail casing optimised for 30-35mm rims
  • 60 TPI
  • Folding bead
  • Tubeless ready

The Assegai can be used front and rear for a surefooted feel or as a front paired with a faster rolling rear tyre.

Recommended installation: Front


Dual Compound -

Two compounds used within the tread of select tires to offer lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip

3C MaxxTerra -

An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tires. 3C MaxxTerra is softer and offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip

3C MaxxGrip -

3C MaxxGrip uses the softest rubber compounds to offer the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications


An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tyres. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tyre remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high

DoubleDown DD -

DoubleDown (DD) is the next step in the evolution of the dual-ply tyre casing for enduro racing. Two 120 TPI casing layers reinforced with a butyl insert provide the enduro racer with the support and protection of a downhill tyre, but in a lighter package

Tubeless Ready -

Tubeless 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 since there is no tube. Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tires: Tubeless Road, Tubular, and Tubeless Ready. The use of liquid sealants in any other Maxxis tire will void the warranty

Wide Trail -

Wide Trail (WT) construction optimizes the tyre's tread layout and profile on today's modern, wider rims. Traditional tyres are designed around older, narrower rims and can create an overly square tyre 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 Assegai Tyre

Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews

SKU: MXT00163300

Barcode: 4717784037813

Given the name Assegai by South African downhill world cup champion Greg Minnaar who wanted to design a tyre that combined the best properties of some of Maxxis' most iconic... Read more

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  • Folding Dual Compound EXO/TR WT
  • Folding 3C MaxxTerra EXO/TR WT
  • Folding 3C MaxxTerra EXO+/TR WT 120 TPI
  • Folding MaxxGrip TR Tyre DH Casing WT
  • Folding 3C MaxxGripp TR/DD WT 120 TPI
  • Folding 3C MaxxGripp EXO+/TR 60 TPI
  • Folding 3C MaxxGrip EXO+/TR WT
  • Folding Dual Compound EXO/TR
  • Folding 3C MaxxTerra EXO/TR


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Delivery Services

Standard Tracked: All orders over £50 are eligible for free standard tracked delivery by Royal Mail. For orders under £50 there is a £2.99 charge. Orders sent using standard tracked are usually delivered in 2-3 days.

Priority Tracked: For £3.99 your order is sent by premium tracked delivery which gives a 1-2 day (including Saturdays) delivery timescale. This service is provided by Royal Mail who will usually deliver on Saturdays. Orders must be placed by 4pm.

Next Day Courier: If you require next-working-day delivery then this is provided by DPD and is £6.99. Orders must be placed by 3.30pm and be fully in-stock in order to be processed before our daily DPD collection.

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Returns Info

We offer a 30 day return period on our items. We ask that items are returned in their original packaging and in re-sellable condition. We do not pay returns postage.unless we have made an error with your order.

We cannot accept the return if the item is not correctly packaged and is damaged in transit during the return trip back to us.

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      If you require an exchange it is recommended that you re-order the correct size/item and return the item you do not wish to keep to us for a refund.

        Customer Reviews

        Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars
        Based on 8 reviews
        Total 5 star reviews: 5 Total 4 star reviews: 3 Total 3 star reviews: 0 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
        100%would recommend this product
        8 reviews
        • G
          I recommend this product
          Rated 5 out of 5 stars
          4 minutes ago
          5 Stars

          Excellent seller.

        • GG
          Geoff G.
          Verified Buyer
          I recommend this product
          Rated 5 out of 5 stars
          2 months ago
          Great Grip Maxcis

          Fitted by the guys on to my new frames as tubeless. I haven't lost any air... Great service as usual from the the Best bike shop....

        • NS
          Nigel S.
          Verified Buyer
          I recommend this product
          Rated 4 out of 5 stars
          7 months ago
          Assegai tyre

          Amazing grip in all conditions

        • O
          I recommend this product
          Rated 4 out of 5 stars
          8 months ago
          4 Stars


        • RP
          Ricardo P.
          Verified Buyer
          I recommend this product
          Rated 5 out of 5 stars
          1 year ago
          Great tyre

          Excellent grip and rolling

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