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Grip it.

The Maxxis Minion DHR 29in Tire delivers lightweight versatility to tackle everything from slippery, loose trail to fast-rolling hardpack with ease. Its ramped knobs feature channels designed to increase grip under acceleration and deceleration for sure cornering and a fast jump off the line. The Minion DHF incorporates a single ply casing for a supple, lightweight, and grippy surface ideal for bombing downhill courses and wrestling through all-mountain terrain.

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Getting Aggressive WO/The Weight

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Maxxis and Schwalbe have been my go to tyres as of late and the DHR II 3C has been a good to great addition to my current build. Serving as a 2.3 size front wheel on my Evil Following is works pretty well with the current wheel (Stan's Arch MK3 29mm external) where I run it at around 21-23 psi where I find that it can grab a bit more in pumping on loose conditions. Durability has been spot on so far with no sealant leakage or flatting issues.

Looking for a possible 2.4 version down the road as I could get a bit more grab in super loose conditions but it is the only nitpick and it is more on the Following as the rear triangle can get a bit tricky with tyre clearance. Definitely give this a look if you are charging aggressive trail to light DH with dry to pretty loose conditions.

Good for front or back

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Predictable grip and not too slow rolling.

Rad.

    The venerable DHF now has a comparable rear tire, which also serves as a great front tire. This tire will work awesome for braking if you are a more aggressive rider, and if you are more of a trail rider, throw it on the front and you will be pleased with endless traction and happiness. slap it on, get out and shred.

    Excellent for Dry, Loose Conditions

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    While some would consider Minions more suitable for the all-mountain/enduro crowd, I've actually been running this as a front tire on my trail bike in our very dry and loose conditions here in Utah and have been very pleased. The tread pattern offers a ton of braking traction that gives me a lot more confidence, and the tall side knobs bite hard under cornering. Definitely not a light tire by any means, but fairly reasonable considering the profile of the tire. Also has stiff sidewalls which can also be really felt in cornering. I've paired this with an Ardent 2.25 rear and have been very happy with the results. Definitely not the lightest or fastest tire combo uphill, but they more than make up for it going down.