Maxxis Minion DHF EXO/TR Tire - 27.5 Plus
MaxxisMinion DHF EXO/TR Tire - 27.5 Plus

Old friend, new size.

In its decade-plus existence, the Maxxis Minion DHF has sat at the helm of trail and enduro sleds and dug in around switchbacks, floated through rock gardens, and straightlined singletrack more times than anyone can count. The classic tire continues its trail dominance in a new plus version with the Minion DHF EXO/TR 27.5 Plus Tire. We can't think of many better ways to get rowdy on the trails than wrapping your beefy plus-sized front rim in a Minion DHF. This higher-volume version comes endowed with the same assortment of tall, square knobs that made its predecessor so successful, and when considering the added plushness and stability compared to 29 and 27.5 that 27.5 Plus brings, the Minion DHF stands to give you a hell of a ride.

Maxxis uses dual-compound rubber to construct the Minion DHF to give it stable grip in corners and the ability to take off on smooth sections. Equipping this version of the tire to excel in the kind of sharp, repetitive rock gardens that often slice open sidewalls, Maxxis surrounds the Minion DHF in EXO protective casing. We can't promise you'll never flat, but you definitely shouldn't hold your breath when you round a quick corner and slam through a rock-encrusted section of trail. Plus, since it comes tubeless-ready, you'll be hard-pressed to flat during a ride unless you're trying to.

  • Front-specific tire floats down rocky, bumpy singletrack
  • Tall, squared knobs stay glued to the trail on switchbacks
  • Dual-compound construction adapts to changing conditions
  • EXO protection for beefier sidewall strength
  • Reviews
  • Q & A


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

TONS of grip kinda slow rolling. I am deff going to run these again when I need new tires. They live up to all my exceptions!

It's a Gripper

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Installed the DHF on the front of my 27.5+ and used it for downhill in fairly dusty and dry conditions. The traction was awesome particularly when diving into the banked switchbacks where there was a lot of loose dirt at the base -- no worries at all about the front tire washing out. The tread is fairly aggressive really dug in. Don't know how long it will last but after two rides I love it.

DHF For the win

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The DHF is my favorite tire of all time. This is a great plus tire, and is super burly. Love it

Down hill fun!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am lovin' this tire paired with a Recon+ on my Pivot Mach 429SL. Nice rolling with sure grip on the turns and rough stuff. Mounted on 40 mm wide rims, the tread profile is perfect.

So Much GRIP!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Exactly what you would expect. Minion performance in a plus size, and I thought I was in love with my bike before these tires. Grab one, you'll be glad you did.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Replaced my Specialized tires that came on my specialized stumpy 6+.

Better rolling- faster.
Actually lighter- a nice benefit.
Traction- redonkulous!

Much stiffer so I feel the trail better (which isn't always welcome) than the specialized tires which felt like clouds. Regular slow trail riding these are a little harsh, but steep tech sections, downhill, and riding slick rock in Moab- these are the best.

I agree with you, the Minion's shine on the technical descents.

Holy Traction Batman!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

If you are looking for the burliest plus tire on the market, look no further. This thing is a beast! I love that Maxxis has taken the tried and true minion platform, and brought in a plus sized offering.

Big tire big traction.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The Minion plus tire has the most traction of any tire I have ever ridden. Best front tire I have found in the plus sizes. No need to move up to the 3.0, the 2.8 is massive and as big as you could ever need.

How big a Difference between the 2.5WT & 2.8? Is the 2.8 alot talle?

what tire pressures do you run in the minion plus? How much do you weigh? I just put these on my scraper 45mm rims- replacing specialized ground controls... I was running 15psi rear 14 psi front ( I weigh 180lbs with a backpack), It feels like I could run the minions at a lower psi because the sidewalls are beefier than the specialized tires.

I have combo plus/non plus (DHF 2.8 on the front and DHF 2.5 WT on the rears) and it's perfect! I used to run the DHR II 2.8 on the rear but it just overwhelms the front especially on switchbacks. DH at Mt. Wilson was awesome! Felt very confident on the front and overall. Less arm pump too! 11 psi on the front, 18 psi(non plus tire) on the rear, I'm only 150lbs.