MaxxisMinion DHR II EXO/TR Tire - 29in

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Over the years, the Maxxis Minion DH tire has eared a reputation as one of the best DH/freeride tires on the market. This is mostly due to its extremely aggressive tread pattern. The new Minion DHR II retains the original’s aggressive tread pattern, but with a few tweaks.

The new DHR borrows shoulder lugs from the DHF, which gives it a slightly wider stance than the original DHR. The center lugs, which were once completely separated, are now nearly joined for a bit of a paddle effect. Together these improvements mean better cornering and better braking, especially in loose conditions.

The tires super-tough construction remains the same, with a 60TPI casing and EXO sidewall protection technology to prevent both abrasion and pinch-flats.

  • Shoulder lugs from DHF
  • Unified center lugs
  • 60TPI casing
  • EXO sidewall protection
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Excellent rear tire!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The DHR II is an excellent rear tire in loose, rocky or steep terrain (or all three!) - though I haven't ridden it much in the wet. Excellent braking and cornering, decently fast rolling in the 2.3 size (though the 2.4WT felt slow as molasses), and not too heavy given the grip and durability. It's certainly not an XC race tire - but you already knew that!

DHR is an awesome rear tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

The DHR II is a great rear tire for all conditions. It has great braking traction and the prominent side knobs offering excellent cornering grip. Traction breaks predictably. These aren't the lightest tires out there but they hold up really well.

This is the EXO casing which offers excellent durability for most riders and conditions. If you are a more aggressive rider that has issues with flats, go for the Double Down casing. Maxxis tires generally set up tubeless pretty easily which is nice.

Dialed MTB Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have put 500 + miles on these before replacing. Love the traction, puncture resistance and rolling resistance combo. I think Maxxis has really figured out a perfect combo.

Great front tire for Park City

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I run this in the front, good balance of rolling resistance and grip, definitely not as grippy as the 2.5 DHF that it replaced, but it makes the up and down rollers a lot more fun when the bike has so much more go in it.

Loads of Grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Have ridden these tires on a few rides and loved the grip coming from a plus set up. They set up tubeless super easy as well.

Go to Tire

    Come late summer the trails tend to be in rough shape! Braking bumps, loomy dust. This tire conquerors that effortlessly. While there is a slight weight penalty, a great tread pattern and stiff sidewalls make that easy to forget.

    Maxxis Minion DHR2

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Used minions for a long time... never had any problems, took my Enduro to Downieville, CA and it handled it very well. Im set up for tubeless... it's been great so far, handled the rockgardens really well, no loss in grip, bike stayed grounded throughout the ride.

    Maxxis Minion DHR2

    Bombproof All Mountain Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Maxxis Minion DHR II's came stock on my BC Edition Rocky Mountain Instinct, and when the time comes to change them it will be really tough to come up with a single reason to try something else.

    I've thown every kind of "all mountain" trail at these tires short of the Whistler bike park - North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, Sedona, Moab and every kind of weather from near freezing muddy rain forest suffer-fests to 100 degree dry desert oven days. Wet roots - check. Sharp rocks - Check. Cactus - check. Steep everything - check. Flats? Nope. Performance? Yup.

    These tires are bombproof - they definately out perform this rider. They climb better than their reputation (actually reasonably fast, with good grip) - more than good enough for my ability, and they decend, brake and generally save my butt consistently every time I over ride my abilities.

    I've run with tubes and tubless, no noticible difference (although freedom to run lower PSI without pinch flats is almost worth the goop and top ups). Life is 6+ months, or 50+ riding days on tough terrain.

    Tubeless is where it's at!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I bought these for my boyfriend to make his bike tubeless so he could keep up with me and stop changing flats! He went from worn tread to bouncing off the side of everything. According to him, they are "sticky, made for the downhill with durable sidewalls." His tubeless set-up is WAY better- I highly recommend it, along with the other things you will need to set it up.

    1. Stan's tire sealant- http://www.backcountry.com/stans-notubes-tire-sealant
    2. Stan's valves- http://www.backcountry.com/stans-notubes-tubeless-valve-stem-pair
    3. Stan's tape- http://www.backcountry.com/stans-notubes-rim-tape