Thanks a lot for the detailed review! Very helpful!
I'm using Assegai DD Maxxgrip in front since its available. For the last few month I also have it on the rear. Dream for going down, specialy on wet conditions, damping is great too and for my 95kg enought support. I haven't testet a additional tire protection because DD is okay for me. EXO and EXO+ I allway's have problems with the sidewalls or thorns.
Uphill is a little bit of pain, I don't do more than 700hm with them. So during winter I'm going to build up an second wheelset with lighter tires for try conditions and longer "XC-rides" with my Megatower :)
Because I ride much more local trails than bike bikepark, the uphill performance is very importend for me. I know the Assegai DD Maxxgrip is one of the worst options :)
What do you think rolls more efficient in the back: (My thinking and feeling - from hard to easier)
Assegai DH 29" 2.5 Maxxgrip
Assegai DD 29" 2.5 Maxxgrip
DHR DH 29" 2.4 Maxxgrip
DHR EXO+ 29" 2.4 Maxxterra
Assegai EXO+ 29" 2.5 Maxxterra
Tomahawk DD 2.3 Maxxterra
SS EXO 2.3 Dual
I'm not sure if I should try out the new Assegai EXO+ 29" 2.5 Maxxgrip insted of the DD. Do I gain some rollingspeed - yes I think so, but are the about 150g weight safing worth because of less damping and may again problems with the sidewalls? EXO - I have the experience the sidewalls are getting faster weak than the profile erased away. So with EXO I have to change sooner for a new one... Not so with DD...
I have just ordered the new DHR DD 29" Maxxterra - looking forward so try it :)