Wide tires for tight control.
There's something to be said for the weightless feeling you get when you're booking it into a banked berm, and holding on sideways with your tread locked in, getting ready to be boosted back out onto chunky singletrack with roots and rocks ahead. There is, however, and inherent risk — this risk most often presents its self in the form of loose gravel, sand, dust, or a soft shoulder that sends you off the berm and into the woods behind to try to collect yourself before heading into the bottom section of the trail. Maxxis does its best to bring you a solution to this problem with the 27.5 Aggressor Wide Trail Double Down/TR Tire, with rugged lugs that wrap further up the sidewall to boost your control, and a plus 2.5-inches of tire to soak into the ground and lock you to the trail.
Maxxis' Double Down dual-ply casing construction provides downhill-inspired protection that EXO just doesn't manage to tackle on this particular model of the Aggressor. It comes with a slight weight penalty, but boasts a full 120 TPI, compared to the EXO's 60. What it carries in weight the Aggressor more than makes up for in increased durability, with a casing that holds on through rough miles and weather. The nobby tread design of the Aggressor features hard edges and reinforced side knobs to keep you locked in through loose and squirly sections of trail, holding tight to help keep you from washing out on tight switchbacks.
- A plush, but not plus 27.5 tire for locking into corners
- Double Down casing boosts durability to DH levels
- Rugged tread pattern keeps you locked into corners
- Wide-trail construction brings lugs higher on sidewall
- Dual compound rubber with beefy lugs for control in loose and slick conditions
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I have used these once so far and they made a good first impression. Nice and grippy and seem durable. Only downside is I agree with the below review, as they were somewhat of a pain to get on. Will update the review after further use!
Bad A$$ tires
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
super grippy and durable tires! I used these in moab and had a blast however they were very tight/hard to get on the rim which worried me if I had gotten a flat on trail. Broke about 4 plastic tire irons trying to get one on. would recommend carrying metal levers
I was dreading mounting the tire cause of this review but it was super easy, under a minute. Just remember to place the beads on the rim’s center so you have more slack when working the rest of the bead in.