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Item # MXX004V

Put some wide on your ride.

Maybe you spent the last five years in hermetic isolation, but if you didn't, you doubtlessly noticed that "wider" is the new "carbon" in the mountain bike wheel world. Maxxis is embracing this trend — and slightly changing the game in the process — with its new Minion DHR Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 27.5in Tire. Despite its name, the DHR Wide isn't actually wider than the original Minion, but it does feature a tweaked tread pattern that's designed to offer better grip when mounted on wider rims.

By slightly changing the location and orientation of the knobs, Maxxis was able to direct cornering force into the edge knobs at smaller lean angles, so you get the killer grip of the classic Minion without having to lay your wide-rimmed ride all the way down and risk washing out — a distinct possibility with traditional tires mounted on wide rims.

The tread isn't the only part of the Minion DHR designed to improve traction. It's tubeless ready, so you can run it at lower pressures to improve grip, and comes in both 3C Maxx Grip and 3C Maxx Terra editions, the former of which is harder and more trail-friendly than the softer, DH-crushing latter.

Both tires feature Maxxis' EXO casing, which is pliable but made to take a rocky beating so you don't fight flats on sharp and rocky trails. The DHR is also most comfortable on hard, loose, and firm trails, while its brother the DHF is more of a mud-friendly tire.

Tech Specs

Compound:
3C Maxx Terra
Size:
27.5 x 2.40 in
Type:
tubeless, clincher
Casing:
EXO TR
TPI:
60
PSI:
[max] 50
Bead:
aramid, folding
Claimed Weight:
900 g
Recommended Use:
downhill, freeride, all-mountain, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

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Great tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

For the rear of the bike. Not a fan of these as a front (don't like the feel of them before getting onto the side knobs.) However, I can't think of another tire I'd want in the rear. Great braking traction and awesome cornering knobs.

Amazing

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I haven't been on Maxxis tires in years, but oh my these are amazing. The WTB I came from are great in the CA conditions, but out here, I seemed to get flats every ride due to the thin sidewall. I picked these up and was blown away. Yes, I have used Maxxis in the past, but the wider tread with a wide carbon wheel, helps you feel like you are glued to the soil. Amazing tires, you won't regret picking up a pair

MINION!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I bought is tire for my Industry Nine 245 wheels. I wanted to test the WT technology. Although the ID is 24.5mm this WT rode great. At first I was using this tire on the front and I didn't like it at all, cornering was horrible. I swapped it to the rear and it worked great! Fast rolling and great side wall protection! I would however recommend having a ID rim of 26mm or more too maximize the full potential of this tire.

Tacky Tough Tread

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Threw this as my rear tire on my Mojo 3. The wheelset I have on the Mojo 3 is the Ibis 742's which have a 41mm outer / 35mm inner rim width, pretty much the ideal rim that these tires were designed for.

Pros:
- Sticky rubber grabs everything and you have fantastic traction. This handles well in the looser conditions, but i've ridden it in XC flow trails and heftier chunk, does well in all.
-Traction uphill, especially as its designed around a wider rim. You can run a lower PSI and crawl up the steepest of slopes or slabs.
- As with the DHF, the tire feels soft, but its held up well. I am hard on my tires and tend to beat up the sidewalls, especially rear tires. This has held up well so far!

Cons:
- Definitely not a fast rolling tire. You can trust it ripping around corners, but if they came out with a wider profile 2.4" Minion SS I would hop on that in a second.

If you have any questions of whether this tire would be great for your bike or what to pair it with, don't hesitate reaching out directly to me!

Tacky Tough Tread

Sweeeeeet Tire

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This tire is awesome. Made for wide rims, but I mounted it to my Mercury X1s with a 26mm ID and they are great on those as well. Basically the difference compared to a traditional Minion of the same size is just that the profile is more round. Since I pedal up hill on most of my rides this is fine by me, and when cornering I haven't experienced any lack of traction it is still great.

I paired this with a DHF Minion WT 2.5 up front and it's a great combo. Just light enough to tolerate for long XC rides with zero compromises on the downhill.

Avg. ride time: 28m per week
  • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

Just got back from Fruita/Moab, love it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have the ibis 741's; had conti trail kings and moved to these for recent trip. This tire is night and day compared to conti's. The conti's always had some slip at the edge of the tire but this tire never gave up any grip. Love this tire and held up well on the rocks of moab/fruita

Avg. ride time: 45m per week
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Improvement!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought this same tire in the 2.3 standard version at the beginning of the season. I'm running a 26mm internal rim Mercury X1 carbon, and felt as though the tire was a bit squirly leaning into looser corners. I bought the WT version for increased volume, and improved tire profile, and have been very impressed. I rode one trail where I distinctly noticed the tire squirm in a corner, and it handled marvelously. After a long weekend riding in southern Utah, I'm hooked on the WT DHR II!