Maxxis Minion DHF Tire

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Plenty of grip
Rating:
The Good
Running the 26x2.5 and haven’t had any issues with slipping. They wear really good as long as you don’t ride a ton of pavement
The Bad
Not the lightest but great traction is a good trade off
Overall Review:

very good tire but on the expensive side

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Gold Standard in Tires
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The Good
Grip, Casing Options, Weight, Tubeless
The Bad
Runs narrower than competitors
Overall Review:


             This is truly the gold standard of tires, There are multiple on the market now that have a similar tread pattern for a reason, it works! These tires, regardless of the carcus, width, or on front or rear are stellar. From my experience they are predictable even when leaning to the side knobs. Some other tires get vague in this area, but these do not with the open area between the center and outer knobs. Their wear is on par as to other tires and to what I would expect. Maxxis tires do seem to run a bit narrow in width in comparison to their spec is the only negative thing I can think of. Work great on hard pack, loose over hard pack, and even in wet conditions that are not too muddy.

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The gold standard of DH tires.
Rating:
The Good
Braking, acceleration, cornering, price.
The Bad
cornering knobs always fall off
weight
Overall Review:

The DHF are definitely a go to tire. They are widely available and frequently on sale. Cornering is top notch and they definitely have that playful drift zone a lot of people talk about. What they lack in grip on the muddiest days, they make up for pretty much everywhere else. They definitely excel as a bike park tire or versatile race tire.

One problem I always have is cornering knobs falling off. On several of my tires after a month or two, a large amount of the knobs are ripped off or close to it, even when most of the braking knobs are almost entirely intact. Still they are longer lasting than alot of the super soft competition. The weight is also slightly heavier than some of the competition, but it makes up for it with compound durability.

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Its a Minion, what more is needed?
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The Good
Everything, it isn't one of the most widely used and best kow tires on the market for no reason.
The Bad
I can really think of none, this tire flat out does it.
Overall Review:

Overall if you are looking for a tire that can really handle aggressive riding, provide reliability, and last you for a good amount of time; then this is it.

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Best front tire out there
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The Good
The tire is amazing at cornering. The side nobs dig in and stick. It is fast rolling and they last quite a long time. It performs great in almost all conditions and it inspires confidence.
The Bad
My 2.5 with 3c is pretty heavy. I have also they corner great as a back tire but are a bit sketchy when it comes to braking.
Overall Review:

The minion dhf is probably the best front tire out there. nuff said.

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No better tire on dry/damp dirt.
Rating:
The Good
Braking traction, cornering traction, off-camber grip, fast rolling, great rock and thorn protection and great even for trail and enduro depending on tire type.
The Bad
Too heavy or aggressive for XC, light trail and DJ (but not designed for those), slow on the road and sometimes dangerous in severely wet weather and weird on some kinds of gravel (and not designed for those either).
Overall Review:

These should be the default tire for anyone into any serious riding, especially on the front. On the rear you could go for a faster rolling tire if the conditions are dry, but you can't go wrong with it front and rear. You may find an equally good tire aggressive trail/DH tire, but it's probably is a copy of this tread.

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Minions All the Way
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The Good
- cornering
- predictable
- the best hardpack / medium / and loose front tire on the market
- also works well on the back
- lightweight
- roll well
- awesome grip
The Bad
- ummm, what?
Overall Review:
This tire cannot be beat. If you ever wonder why you see so many amateurs and pros running this tire, throw one on the front of your rig and see why. It's everything you want front a front tire (and for some, even on the back too!).

Maxxis tires are a step ahead of the rest.

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good tires
Rating:
The Good
grippy, consistent, light, roll fast
The Bad
nothing really
Overall Review:
i really like these tires theyre the best tires ive used

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Amazing tire for loose, dry conditions
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The Good
The Minions track and brake well in loose, dry conditions. Very predictable at any speed. The 2 ply casing can handle the sharpest and roughest terrain. The 42a duro is ridiculous but lasts a short time. 3C duro is appropriate for non race applications.
The Bad
Price. The price listed is inaccurate.
Overall Review:
Simply, the best tire for dry, loose conditions. Period.

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Best tires ever
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The Good
these tires grip everything in the dry and the wet, i wouldnt use anything else.
ive had this tire 2 and a half years and its hardly worn down
The Bad
nothing really bad to say about it
Overall Review:
this has to be the best downhill or freeride tire ever made

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Best tires out there
Rating:
The Good
Hits corners amazing. grip like mad.
The Bad
Wear down fast!
Overall Review:
best downhill tire around. love them.

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Awesome Tire
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The Good
You corner like your on rails, works amazing on dry hard pack but can rip on wet and muddy
The Bad
Wears down quick
Overall Review:
It's the best tire i have ever ridden on

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Still the best...
Rating:
The Good
Amazing hook-up in corners, great feel and good dry performance
The Bad
not awesome on a light xc bike (duh)
Overall Review:
still the best DH tire front or rear for my money. I love these things. I run 2.5 3C dual ply UST

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Specifications

Product
Maxxis Minion DHF Tire
Riding Type
Downhill
Enduro / All-Mountain
Freeride / Bike Park
Trail
Wheel Size
26"
27.5" (650b)
29"
27.5+
29+
Other: 24"
Tire Width
Option 1: 2.3 inches
Option 2: 2.35 inches
Option 3: 2.4 inches
Option 4: 2.5 inches
Option 5: 2.6 inches
Option 6: 2.8 inches
Option 7: 3.0 inches
Tubeless Compatible
Tubeless Ready (TR) available
Bead
Folding and wire bead options available
Durometer

3C MaxxTerra
An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tires. 3C MaxxTerra is softer and offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip.

3C MaxxGrip
Ues the softest rubber compounds to offer the ultimate in grip and slow rebound properties for unparalleled traction in downhill applications.

Super Tacky (ST)
A special low-rebound, high-traction compound used in select tires.

Dual Compound
Two compounds used within the tread to offer lower rolling resistance and increased cornering grip.

Single Compound available

Sidewall

EXO
A cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected.

EXO+ Casing (pre-2022)
120 TPI; combines SilkShield and EXO protection materials for improved tread puncture protection. The SilkShield layer runs from bead-to-bead with a layer of EXO along the sidewalls.

EXO+ Casing (2022 update)
60 TPI; with butyl insert around the bead, for more protection and support (50% more puncture resistant and up to 20% less prone to snakebites compared to the previous generation).

DoubleDown (DD)
The next step in the evolution of the dual-ply tire casing for enduro racing. Two 120 TPI casing layers reinforced with a butyl insert provide the support and protection of a downhill tire, but in a lighter package.

Downhill (DH)
Two layers of 60 TPI casing material are used from bead to bead, providing additional protection and sidewall stiffness for downhill applications.

Weight
26" ranges from*: 1 lb 11.1 oz (769 g)
26" ranges to*: 2 lb 10.7 oz (1,210 g)
27.5" ranges from*: 2 lb 0.7 oz (926 g)
27.5" ranges to*: 2 lb 13.5 oz (1,290 g)
29" ranges from*: 2 lb 3.2 oz (999 g)
29" ranges to*: 3 lb 0.5 oz (1,374 g)
Miscellaneous

Directional ramped knob design, designed for the often loose and muddy conditions of aggressive all-mountain terrain

Wide Trail (WT) options are designed to optimize the tire’s tread layout for a 35mm inner rim width and are proven to work over a 30-35mm range, depending on the rider’s preference.

* Full specifications listed in images above

Price
Ranges from: $74.00
Ranges to: $95.00
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