Maxxis is announcing a new mountain bike tire today, the Dissector, targeting both downhill and trail riders alike. It’s Troy Brosnan’s signature tire for the brand, and the pro downhiller worked with Maxxis designers to create a tire that offers “the right balance of rolling speed, cornering traction, and braking traction.” For riders like Brosnan, the Dissector is recommended as a rear tire for downhill and bike park riding.
For everyday trail riders, the Dissector is said to be more-than-capable as a front, rear, or paired tire. Perhaps the only caveat or limitation seems to be the tire is primarily designed for dry and loose conditions. For trail riders who live and ride in these types of conditions, it seems this could very well be their go-to tire.
Looking at photos of the tread pattern, the tall, siped side knobs are offset in an alternating pattern and offer hard, square edges on the outside and a cupped profile inside for clearing debris. Moving toward the center of the tread, the transition knobs are siped and ramped, while the true center knobs are ramped and flat on top to offer low rolling resistance.
Maxxis is offering the Dissector in a single, 2.4-inch width in both 29er and 27.5-inch diameters. Riders can choose from two casings: the lighter-weight, Dissector EXO ($75USD) is geared toward trail riders, while the DH casing ($90USD) is for, well downhill use. The tires are said to be available now.