Maxxis Minion DHF - 27.5

For fast and precise trail riding

The Maxxis Minion DHF is much more than a downhill tire, giving you the speed and precision that’ll handle the most aggressive enduro and all-mountain riding. The DHF pattern uses ramped knobs to reduce rolling resistance, which will save you energy on the climb. Channel-cut knobs are incorporated for improved grip and give the tire enhanced cornering ability. In addition, the tire features Maxxis’ 3C Maxx Terra, a triple compound design which further reduces rolling resistance and improves traction and durability to make the Minion truly versatile on trail. Maxxis includes EXO sidewall protection, which resists abrasion and prevents pinched sidewalls so all you have to worry about it what’s ahead.

  • Ramped knobs to reduce rolling resistance
  • Channel-cut knobs for cornering grip
  • Maxxis’ 3C Maxx Terra
  • EXO sidewall protection
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Definite upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

You can definitely feel the difference going from a worn-out Maxxis High Roller to the Minion DHF on the front tire... it corners really well, even on loose dirt/dust. Haven't tried it in wet conditions yet, but already really happy with the upgrade!

On the front

    I put this on my front replacing a high roller. I've noticed that I can corner this tire with more control than my high roller. Doesn't roll as long/fast as you would suspect, but the control and traction are much better in different types of conditions.

    Super grippy front tire

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Really great grip on mixed conditions. Fits my 27.5" wheels nicely. Rolling resistance isn't nearly as bad as you might expect.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tire offers good traction at a reasonable weight, and is long lasting - I will typically wear through 2 of these tires riding 4-5 days a week April-October. Setting it up tubeless was a 'snap' with compatible rims. This tire offers unmatched confidence in all corners, and won't break traction unless you reeaaally push it. It doesn't offer the best rolling efficiency, but compromises needed to be made, and I like a front tire that won't slip unpredictably. This tire performs on hard pack, desert terrain, and loamy trails equally well. It also withstands the abuses of enduro riding, sharp objects, and big hits.

    My favorite!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Along with the masses here, you just cannot beat the Minion. I have gone through a few of these and they are great. I REALLY like the 2.5 inch front as well.

    Pretty close to perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Can we call this a classic yet? For as long as I can remember, the DHF has provided the best blend of traction, durability, and speed. Whether you ride DH, all mountain, trail, or even some aggressive XC, the DHF is going to give you what you need. Feel free to contact me to chat about your rubber choice at 801-204-4556 or

    No gripe grip

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Replaced Nobby Nic and so glad I did. No more slipping out on loose dirt or gravel, despite going from 2.35 to 2.30. Paired with High Roller II on rear and bike is dialed!

    The Best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is hands down the best tire I have ever used. I was pretty happy with my WTB Vigilante (front) and Continental Mountain King (rear) set up, until I put this guy on. It rolls better than those tires and I have more grip than I know what to do with. Tubeless set up was a breeze. I have no complaints. I have it paired with the DHRII on the rear.

    Best of the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a do it all tire look no further! The DHF is the best front and rear tire I have ever used. Great cornering traction and a great rolling tire! These tires also have great side wall protection.

    Have you tried the Maxxis Aggressor on the back? I highly recommend it, unless it's wet or muddy. When it gets wet, go with the DHR2.

    Best front tire out there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is up front on both bikes. It paired with the dhr2 makes for one grippy combo.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Only tire I rock. They wear down a little quick but thats just part of maintaining your bike.

    If you want grip, softer tires are sometimes the answer and these things fit the bill.

    They arent that heavy either, why would you not ride these?.....there is no reason.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my favorite tire Maxxis has, hands down. Not the lightest tire out there but the sidewall protection and cornering tread is amazing. The rubber compound is also soft but durable. Get the grip.

    Maxxis for the win

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This has been one of my favorite tires of all time. now making in 2.5s this thing just keeps getting better and better. keep rolling it over and feel the grip

    Look no further

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Best. 5 stars. Simply the best (front tire out there). All the grip and control you need. There's a reason why everyone rides this tire. Don't be hesitant to really lay into corners. The Minion will keep you upright.

    Simply unbeatable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Take a second to look at the tires the pro's are running on their downhill bikes. Even pro riders who don't ride for Maxxis are running these tires with blacked out logo's. Why? Because they want the quickest rolling tire that offers the most amount of grip. After more than 15 years of proving itself the DHF has risen to the top of the field and has cemented itself as the king of the nobby tires.

    If you're looking for a tire that rolls well while still providing tons of grip then look no further. This truly is the king of the DH and Enduro focused tires. You won't regret it. I know I haven't.

    Saved me already

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I swapped out a lighter weight front tire for this beastly one and was a little sad to add some weight. Then I rode in Fruita and nearly lost all my marbles on a quick rocky dip on chutes and ladders. The minion gripped the rock and saved me from an endo. Excellent cornering and grip, not worried about busting a side wall, plan to ride these all season.

    Preferred Up Front Tire

      This is my go to for a front tire, it experiences great cornering grip and wears very well. I have yet to have these let me down!

      Up and Down Performance

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I'm hooked, and so were my tires last weekend in St George. I replaced my heavy Magic Marys with the DHF on both tires and I was very satisfied with the results. These tires have a great mix of rolling weight and grip. Coming form the Magic Mary, I was concerned that I would feel weird with out all the downhill traction. Luckily these tires performed better than expected and I was able to let loose on the downhill sections. If you are looking for a tire that has excellent cornering and braking grip, but doesn't have the weight of the burly DH tires, then these are the tires for you!

      Minion DHF

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These offer great grip and are super tough. I run them front and rear. I've been pairing one with a Magic Mary up front too. These are my favorite along with the Schwalbes. Great tire!

      What you would expect

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      As always, I find Maxxis to deliver the best most predictable tires. Looking at this tire you'd probably think it looks decent for rolling, light enough for what it is, and awesome for cornering and braking traction. If so, you are right. This is a sweet "enduro" tire, as they say these days. It is light and fast enough to pedal just fine, but it excels at giving you incredible grip once the going gets fun.

      Just rode this tire down the whole enchilada in Moab and can safely say it performed admirably. No flats, lots of smiles.

      Highly recommended if your riding suits the intentions. I matched mine with the Minion DHR in the back.