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Maxxis - Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 29in Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 29in Tire

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$69.99 - $75.99 Original price:$95.00
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    Tech Specs

    3C Maxx Terra
    29 x 2.5 in
    tubeless-ready clincher
    [3C/EXO/TR] 60, [3C Grip/EXO/TR] 60, [3C/EXO+/TR] 120
    [max] 50 psi
    Claimed Weight:
    2lb 13.7oz (1295g)
    Manufacturer Warranty:

    Why We Like The Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR Tire

    For aggressive trail and all-mountain riders adopting the wider is better philosophy to their rims and tires, the Maxxis Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 29in Tire provides unparalleled cornering grip and precise control without adding excessive low rolling resistance on long climbs. It's equally adept as a front or rear tire, seeing it's using a 3C Maxx Terra compound that's softer and more grippy than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet offers better treadwear and less rolling resistance than the ultra-soft and tacky 3C MaxxGrip. Not only that, but EXO sidewall protection gives it robust reinforcement from slits and punctures as you smash into sharp rocks at high speeds.

    Seeing it uses the newest Wide Trail casing from Maxxis, this particular version of the Minion DHF is suited for those riders using wider rims with an internal width of 30 to 35 millimeters. This Wide Trail Casing pairs with the wider internal width of modern mountain bike rims, which are seemingly getting wider every year, seeing the numerous benefits in tire support and traction afforded by a wider set of hoops. By pairing this 2.5-inch tire with a 30 to 35-millimeter wide rim, you'll find it lays down a proper footprint on the trail and doesn't squirm while cornering hard, even when you're running it at a lower pressure to gain benefits in traction and compliance.

    • Aggressive traction and control for riders running wide rims
    • 3C Maxx Terra for optimal traction, rolling resistance, wear
    • Lays down a proper footprint on a 30-35mm internal width rim
    • 2.5-inch width gives you greater tire support, lots of grip
    • Doesn't feel overly vague like a larger plus-sized tire
    • EXO sidewall protection against cuts and punctures
    • Tubeless-ready for gaining grip and compliance


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    When the best gets wider... well it’s even more better. Plow through the best trails now with even more ease on big wheels

    There's No Other Front

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I trust no other front tire than a DHF. The 3C compound and 2.5 size are perfect for corning traction. The aggressive yet ramped center knobs roll well for an aggressive all mountain tire but really shine on the brakes. Confidence is at an all time high when I'm riding the DHF, I trust it with my life!

    The Golden Standard

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Not all tires are made equal and the DHF continues to the be the bar which all other tires are measured by. If you haven't had the chance to ride one, I would highly recommend it. They grip well in most all conditions and are predictable when they do start to slide. The 3C compound allows them to be soft and grippy in the areas that need to be and stiff where you need the support.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love the extra grip on these things. Can't really go wrong with Maxxis, and this fits the bill. Difficult to say which model I like the most, but these give my favorite a run for the money. Fun to ride with these.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Rolls better than the Assegai, but not as much grip especially when you're not turning the bike over and getting on the outside knobs. My number 2 go to front tire.

    Front Tire Heaven

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have put this tire through hell and back and it has not once failed me. I love the 2.5 for extra grip, especially in loose conditions.

    My Favorite Front Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I live and ride in Utah, but have traveled to BC and the PNW on this tire and I haven't found a tire that I like better. The braking power and side knobs are great in almost any riding condition. I pair this tire with a DHR2 in the back when riding loose or steep terrain and with an Aggressor when trail riding. Overall, this is my go-to tire up front.

    Great front tire - liking the WT

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've been a fan of the DHF tire for years, and now that I have a bike with 30mm internal rims, I wanted to check out the new Maxxis DHF WT 2.5. After about 100 miles on it, I'm very pleased with the performance - it definitely appears to setup better on the rim and doesn't feel as though it's creating any more rolling resistance. The DHF is a great option for riders who like a solid tire up front when the trail tilts down - it's great in a wide range of conditions as well. I have this tire on the front of my Yeti SB4.5c and am running a 2.3 Maxxis Aggressor on the rear.

    Favorite Front Tire!!!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have tried a variety of front tires. I ride with 30mm internal width rims. I love the way the Wide Trail version of this tire has better coverage with the tread, the regular version has a channel next to the side treads that runs across the whole tire, kind of a dead spot; the WT version doesn't and that is what makes it stand out to me.

    Great detail about the tread pattern.

    Growler of a Grip

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I currently run an Evil Following MB that came with a 2.3 version of the DHF on front and DHR on back. I felt like I was velcro'd (not glued) to the trail though the tyres seemed to let go of the turn before I wanted them to. I upgraded to the 2.5 version of the DHF on the front It just hugs the trail in the right way throughout the turn and though it takes a bit more lean to start the turn with a 2.3 on the back you can still get used to it.
    Please keep in mind that this added a tiny bit of weight to my front wheel and it lessened my rolling resistance a bit. I run higher PSIs, around 25-28 depending, and sometimes I needed to remind myself to pedal liek enduro does and then I wouldn't bonk as much on climbs (cue the me being out of shape jokes).
    In all seriousness, the DHF in this width is silly good on descents with the Magic Mary from Schwalbe being the only comparison. Definitely recommend for aggressive trail, enduro and all-mountain riding.

    Low PSI Grip

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I partnered this with a High Roller in the rear and have loved the combination. The wider tire upfront allows you to run lower pressure, which gives you a lot of grip in the loose dirt - much appreciated in dry Utah.

    Get this tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm not even sure why other tires exist. Just get it

    My Go To Front Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    New bike came with different tires. I couldn't trust them in a corner. Upgraded to the Minion and I'm diving into corners again. Ran the tire on my hard tail last year and it lasted good and was only limited by my skills. Make sure to go with the 3C/EXO or for harder conditions Double Down. Cut down side walls suck.

    The Best Front Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Hands down the best front tire. The 2.5 inch width allows you to run lower pressure for additional grip and better control.

    I would recommend this tire for anyone looking for a reliable and confidence inspiring ride.

    What PSI are you running?

    2.5 = Traction

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I had been running the same tire in 27.5 version on my Santa Cruz Nomad with great success. So when I got a Hightower LT it was only natural that I'd try out the 2.5 DHF as my front tire. Oddly enough Santa Cruz stocks a DHR front and rear on the Hightower LT. Which provides tons of braking power, but not the cornering stability I wanted.
    With the DHF in a 2.5 I find myself pushing the front wheel into corners that I normally would not. I am so impressed with the traction through corners! You would expect this from a wide trail tire with sticky rubber, and it delivers. This is the only front tire for me!

    Just curious what your pairing with on your rear wheel

    generally I run a DHR II as a rear tire. Around Salt Lake conditions are usually alot of loose over hard, and traction deteriorates as the summer goes on.
    For lift served riding I recently tried the Assegai and was very impressed with the traction it provides, very heavy however.