This weekend at Crankworx Whistler, Maxxis is launching a new signature tire, created with downhill World Cup champion Troy Brosnan. The Dissector is designed especially for dry, loose conditions. Beginning in early 2018, Brosnan and Maxxis engineers worked together to find the right balance of rolling speed, cornering traction, and braking traction for the Dissector.
The center knobs are ramped to let riders fly downhill, with sharp, flat, rear edges providing strong braking traction. Small sipes provide additional flexion for braking, and also aid in a seamless transition from center tread to side knobs. An alternating pattern of C-shaped knobs along the edges allows precise line choice while clearing debris.
Initially, the Dissector will be available in the following specs:
- 27.5 x 2.40 3C MaxxTerra EXO (trail)
- 29 x 2.40 3C MaxxTerra EXO (trail)
- 27.5 x 2.40 3C MaxxGrip DH (downhill/park)
- 29 x 2.40 3C MaxxGrip DH (downhill/park)
All specs feature Maxxis’s Wide Trail (best paired with 30-35mm wide rims) tubeless-ready casings.
Maxxis recommends the Dissector as a rear tire for downhill racing or bike park riding, along with a larger-knobbed front tire. If you’re riding trails, Maxxis claims the Dissector works just as well as a front or rear tire, or as a pair.
We haven’t gotten our rims on these tires yet, but are looking forward to checking them out, especially not that the heat of August is setting in to dry out our normally lush-to-soggy backyard trails.