Not content with letting trail and enduro riders have all of the fun on its beloved Minion, Maxxis has updated the crowd-pleasing tire to let fat bikes in on the game. Like a solid pair of mountaineering boots, the Minion FBR EXO/TR Tire will ready your burly fat bike for just about any conditions — the looser and less predictable, the better. The Minion FBR is a rear-specific design meant to be paired with the compatible Minion FBF in front. The end goal is granting loyal grip in slick corners and along messy sections of trail without slowing you down when you reach smooth ribbons of snow-covered singletrack.
Maxxis incorporates its tall, square, side knobs to dig in on corners. It then adds ramped, paddle-like knobs along the center channel for low rolling resistance on flatter sections of trail. This construction, combined with a 120 TPI and the tire's tubeless-ready construction, brings durability and responsiveness to the fat bike platform — exactly what we've come to expect from any Maxxis Minion model.
- Q & A
Lots of traction
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Minion FBR offers great traction and versatility to almost all terrain. Awesome rolling speed as well.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
this tire works well snow, mud, etc. only bad part is getting Competitive/back country to match prices as Borealis has these for 65.00 but they won't match there price.