With side knobs borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF, but widened to provide more support, the DHR II corners like no other. The center tread features ramped leading edges to improve acceleration and sipes to create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. Paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control.
|Category:||Trail, Enduro, Downhill|
|Recommended use:||All trail conditions|
Maxxis’ 3C MaxxTerra is an intermediate triple compound configuration used across their mountain tire line. The 3C MaxxTerra compound offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip, which makes it ideal for trail riding in all conditions.
Maxxis’ 3C MaxxGrip compound uses the stickiest, slowest rebounding rubber offered in a mountain bike tire. This high traction compound is the same one used by top World Cup Downhill and Enduro World Series athletes and is now available in various casing configurations to cover all riders.
|DOUBLE DOWN (DD):||
DoubleDown (DD) is the casing solution for enduro racing and e-bike use from Maxxis. Two layers of lightweight 120 TPI casing material are combined with a butyl sidewall insert to create a highly durable tire with more trail feedback than a Downhill casing tire.
DoubleDown tires are marginally lighter than their Downhill counterparts, but it’s really the difference in “trail feel” that sets the two apart. Some riders may prefer the highly damped ride provided by a Downhill casing tire.
As the name implies, Maxxis’ Downhill casing tires are designed for extreme use in all gravity applications, from downhill racing to bike park riding to free riding to long travel e-bikes. A Maxxis Downhill tire is made with two layers of durable 60 TPI casing material along with a large butyl rubber insert that extends from each bead into the sidewall. The butyl insert helps prevent pinch flats, protects the rim from impacts, and provides additional sidewall stability.
The Assegai, Forekaster, Minion DHF, and Minion DHRII tire models have received official ECE-R75 Certification and are approved for use on eBikes at speeds of up to 50 KPH.
EXO is a cut- and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of many Maxxis mountain bike and gravel tires. This densely woven fabric is lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the tire's performance remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for enhanced durability for gravel, XC, and light-duty trail riding.
EXO+ is Maxxis’ medium-duty puncture protection option suitable for all-around trail riding and lightweight e-bikes. Maxxis begins with a durable 60 TPI casing, adds in their legendary EXO puncture protection layer in the sidewalls, and tops it off with a small butyl insert around the bead. The tough casing and EXO material avoid damage from rocks and roots, while the butyl insert protects the tire from pinch flats and helps prevent rim damage.
|Super Tacky (ST):||
Super Tacky (ST) is a special low-rebound, high-traction compound used in select mountain tires.
Tubeless-ready tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting because there is no tube. Tubeless-ready tires are denoted by the letters “TR” on the sidewall.
Tubeless-ready tires must be mounted to tubeless compatible rims and require the use of a liquid sealant to maintain pressure. Liquid sealants have the added benefit of sealing small punctures. Be sure to check your sealant regularly and refresh as needed, as it will dry out over time. Pick up an extra bottle of sealant here.
Liquid sealants should only be used in the following types of tires: tubeless road, tubular, and tubeless-ready. Using liquid sealants in any other Maxxis tire will void the warranty.
Wide Trail (WT) construction optimizes the tire’s tread layout and profile on today’s modern, wider rims. Traditional tires are designed around older, narrower rims and can create an overly square tire profile, leading to less-than-optimal performance. WT tires are optimized for a 35mm inner rim width but are proven to work over a range from 30-35mm inner rim widths, depending on the rider’s preference.
Maxxis Wide Trail XC tires are optimized for use with 30mm internal width rims, but they will perform well on rims as narrow as 25mm. Maxxis does not recommend rims wider than 30mm or narrower than 25mm.
I replaced a old identical tire with same. Love this tire. Service was spot on!
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Minion DHR II Tire
It’s the tire! Purchases 2.4wt exo+ maxxterra. Rim is 29r with inner width 27mm. Sits perfectly.
Riding in Nor Cal. My trails are different and it changes from just loose to lime rock within 1000 feet. and after this spring horribly damaged by rains. Very gnarly ones most recently. As result I decided to change my rear one. Traction is awesome. Cornering is very predictable and tire keeps me exactly where I need. Braking is great and it just stops you.
I was hesitant a lot before purchase. My old tire was ardent race and extremely light weight ~800g. This one is full opposite and ~1100g. I did comparisons on same trail with different tires. I’d say minion while being heavier is actually very good climber. It keeps you in an imaginary line and its response on each pedal stroke is super nice. I finally can pedal sometimes on very tough hills even without seating. Downhill is no longer painful. Minion helps a lot in this case. My current setup is assegai front and dhr back. Not fast rolling setup. But it’s predictable, grippy and tons of fun overall
These tires are perfect for Colorado trails. Tons of traction and can handle to Rocky terrain with no problems. Not the fastest rolling, but who cares when they help you climb up the mountain so well. Tried a dissector and the DHR II is much better for my riding style.