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MaxxisDissector Wide Trail 3C/EXO+/TR Tire - 29in
Item # MXXE02B
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April 6, 2021
Don't be scared! Awesome as a front, too
- I've put it through the wringer
- True to size
MTB tires are a finicky thing. Grip, weight, rolling speed and durability have a complicated relationship together. Choose the wrong tires and you could be riding a heavy, sluggish bike or end up on your face. Swapping is costly and a total pain, so many of us either err on the side of grip, or just keep riding the same old Minions. I know I did, but I wasn't satisfied with how the trusty DHR's rolled. Too much resistance, too sluggish, but sooo grippy! Where is the middle ground? Right here, the Dissector. On a quest for more rolling speed without sacrificing grip, last year I swapped in a 29" exo+ 2.4 in the rear, and kept the exo+ DHR 2.4 in front. I was super impressed that the new tire gave a perceptible increase in rolling speed, but gave up nothing in all out grip. At the limit of grip, the rear didn't break away before the front, and I got zero flats with the exo+ casing. Still wanting more, I decided to take the leap and go dual-Dissector. Both 2.4, both exo+. The difference is remarkable. With the dual Dissectors, my bike felt so much faster and than the comparable DHR exo+ 2.4! And grip in the front? I would love to say that the front didn't give up any grip, but I can't. At the limit, there is just a touch more drift where the DHR would bite. That said, the Dissector offers way more grip than I was expecting. The Dissector brings increase in rolling speed and weight savings, is sturdy as I need it to be, and grips nearly as hard as the DHR. This is the Goldilocks tire. The Dissector has earned its place on the front and rear of my trail rig, and the DHRs have made their way into the spare parts box.