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Compromise between HR2 and Aggressor yet better than both?

The Good:

Climbing grip, rolling speed, and traction (even in the wet).

The Bad:

Doesn't have the raw speed of the aggressor
Doesn't have the raw traction of the HR2
Doesn't have the raw braking traction of the DHR2

Overall Review:

I can't believe the reviews for this tire are so few and far between. I have the 2.4 EXO Maxxterra (27.5) that I put on the rear in November of 2019 and having ridden many tires from the Maxxis lineup (which is my basis for comparison) including DHF, DHR2, HR2, and Aggressor, I will compare this to their other rear tires. I feel like it has better climbing grip but slightly slower rolling speed than the aggressor (2.3, dc exo) but the braking, traction, and cornering characteristics closer to a HR2. You can punch into corners or drift into them similar to a HR2. In dry undulating terrain where you aren't braking much I would go with the aggressor (not a good tire for wet conditions especially clay). If you are just riding downhill I would choose either the HR2 or DHR2 (bike park, shuttling, etc). This is a good tire for something like dupont or pisgah in NC where you are trying to put in lots of miles, have fast downhills, and dry or wet conditions. Think long climbs followed by long descents. I wouldn't use an aggressor if it was wet, and I wouldn't use a HR2 or DHR2 because they roll noticeably slower. This is kind of a niche tire I feel like, and it depends on where and what you ride. Traction on wet rocks and roots is also stellar even though it's a dry tire. After a recent trip to Pisgah (avery, buckwheat, bennett, upper/middle black, spencer gap/fletcher creek) and Dupont in NC (cedar, big rock, burnt mountain, hooker creek/ridgeline) this somehow became my favorite rear maxxis tire for aggressive trail riding, I just wish it came in a DD maxxterra for the rear.


Product Maxxis Dissector Tires
Riding Type Downhill, Enduro / All-Mountain, Freeride / Bike Park, Trail
Wheel Size 27.5" (650b), 29"
Tire Width 2.4 inches
Tubeless Compatible Yes
Bead Foldable

3C MaxxTerra Compound
An intermediate compound configuration that is softer and offers more traction yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance.

3C MaxxGrip Compound
Uses the softest rubber compounds to offer more grip and slow rebound properties for improved traction in downhill applications.

Dual Compound
Two compounds used within the tread to offer lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip.


EXO Casing
A cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to 60 TPI sidewalls. Good for trail riding on rocky trails where there’s a chance of sidewall cuts and abrasion is high.

EXO+ Casing (pre-2022)
120 TPI; combines SilkShield and EXO protection materials for improved tread puncture protection. The SilkShield layer runs from bead-to-bead with a layer of EXO along the sidewalls.

EXO+ Casing (2022 update)
60 TPI; with butyl insert around the bead, for more protection and support (50% more puncture resistant and up to 20% less prone to snakebites compared to the previous generation).

Double Down (DD) Casing
Dual-ply tire casing good for enduro riding. Two 120 TPI casing layers reinforced with a butyl insert provides support and protection.

DH Butyl Insert Protection
An extra piece of butyl rubber extending from the bead up into the sidewall helping to prevent pinch flats, protects the rim from hard hits, and adds sidewall stability. Good for downhill riding.

  • 1 lb 11.8 oz (787 g)
  • 2 lb 7.9 oz (1,130 g)
  • 1 lb 14.4 oz (861 g)
  • 2 lb 10.5 oz (1,206 g)
Miscellaneous Wide trail (WT) Construction
Optimizes the tire tread layout and profile on wider rims (30-35mm inner widths).
  • $74
  • $95
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Troy Brosnan’s Signature Tire

Designed in cooperation with Aussie DH racer Troy Brosnan, the Dissector is ideal for dry, fast trails and seeks to minimize drag while retaining cornering control. When used on a trail bike this versatile tire can be used as a front, a pair, or as a rear depending on trail conditions. When used on a downhill bike, Maxxis recommend the Dissector as a rear tire paired with a larger-knobbed front tire such as the Assegai or Minion DHF.

For more info, visit the Maxxis website.

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