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This 2.3-inch wide Minion may have "DH" in its nomenclature, but it's more than happy to serve you as an all-mountain or enduro tire. The DHF pattern incorporates ramped knobs to promote low-rolling resistance with channel-cut side knobs in order to increase cornering grip. Complementing this is Maxxis' 3C Maxx Terra, a triple compound design that focuses on versatility over maximum grip and lowest rolling-resistance. This provides the balance that all-mountain riders need to tackle everything from high alpine to loamy forest floors. Adding to this tire's versatility, while also reinforcing its lighter casing, is Maxxis' EXO sidewall protection. This helps resist abrasion and pinched sidewalls out on the trail.

  • Ramped knobs to reduce rolling resistance
  • Channel-cut knobs for cornering grip
  • Maxxis’ 3C Maxx Terra
  • EXO sidewall protection

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Great grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Not the fastest rolling tire out there, but these are a tried and true tread design with fantastic grip in most conditions you'll encounter mountain biking in the rockies or the desert - they particularly shine when things get loose and sketchy. I can't speak to their performance in wet conditions as we don't ride in those out in Utah! The skinwall variant is unusual to find in a performance MTB tire and is a fun way to give your bike a little extra bling.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These things are beasts. If you want traction, then look no further. You might as away be riding on asphalt with a full slick with the amount of grip these things produce.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Grips and rips. Has forever been one of the better tires out there for traction, with stellar corning stability as the reviews note below. Definitely recommend replacing what's on your front wheel with the minion, and moving your front tire to the rear, no reason to replace two tires at once. Giving this tire just 3-stars this go around as there's excessive sidewall Stans seepage and the tread's worn down a bit quicker than expected, overall still good grip and reliable performance.

Definite upgrade

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

You can definitely feel the difference going from a worn-out Maxxis High Roller to the Minion DHF on the front tire... it corners really well, even on loose dirt/dust. Haven't tried it in wet conditions yet, but already really happy with the upgrade!

On the front

    I put this on my front replacing a high roller. I've noticed that I can corner this tire with more control than my high roller. Doesn't roll as long/fast as you would suspect, but the control and traction are much better in different types of conditions.

    Super grippy front tire

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Really great grip on mixed conditions. Fits my 27.5" wheels nicely. Rolling resistance isn't nearly as bad as you might expect.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This tire offers good traction at a reasonable weight, and is long lasting - I will typically wear through 2 of these tires riding 4-5 days a week April-October. Setting it up tubeless was a 'snap' with compatible rims. This tire offers unmatched confidence in all corners, and won't break traction unless you reeaaally push it. It doesn't offer the best rolling efficiency, but compromises needed to be made, and I like a front tire that won't slip unpredictably. This tire performs on hard pack, desert terrain, and loamy trails equally well. It also withstands the abuses of enduro riding, sharp objects, and big hits.

    My favorite!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Along with the masses here, you just cannot beat the Minion. I have gone through a few of these and they are great. I REALLY like the 2.5 inch front as well.

    Avg. ride time: 2h 14m per week
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    Pretty close to perfect

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Can we call this a classic yet? For as long as I can remember, the DHF has provided the best blend of traction, durability, and speed. Whether you ride DH, all mountain, trail, or even some aggressive XC, the DHF is going to give you what you need. Feel free to contact me to chat about your rubber choice at 801-204-4556 or

    No gripe grip

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Replaced Nobby Nic and so glad I did. No more slipping out on loose dirt or gravel, despite going from 2.35 to 2.30. Paired with High Roller II on rear and bike is dialed!

    The Best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is hands down the best tire I have ever used. I was pretty happy with my WTB Vigilante (front) and Continental Mountain King (rear) set up, until I put this guy on. It rolls better than those tires and I have more grip than I know what to do with. Tubeless set up was a breeze. I have no complaints. I have it paired with the DHRII on the rear.

    Best of the best

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    If you are looking for a do it all tire look no further! The DHF is the best front and rear tire I have ever used. Great cornering traction and a great rolling tire! These tires also have great side wall protection.

    Have you tried the Maxxis Aggressor on the back? I highly recommend it, unless it's wet or muddy. When it gets wet, go with the DHR2.

    Best front tire out there

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is up front on both bikes. It paired with the dhr2 makes for one grippy combo.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Only tire I rock. They wear down a little quick but thats just part of maintaining your bike.

    If you want grip, softer tires are sometimes the answer and these things fit the bill.

    They arent that heavy either, why would you not ride these?.....there is no reason.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This is my favorite tire Maxxis has, hands down. Not the lightest tire out there but the sidewall protection and cornering tread is amazing. The rubber compound is also soft but durable. Get the grip.

    Maxxis for the win

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This has been one of my favorite tires of all time. now making in 2.5s this thing just keeps getting better and better. keep rolling it over and feel the grip

    Look no further

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Best. 5 stars. Simply the best (front tire out there). All the grip and control you need. There's a reason why everyone rides this tire. Don't be hesitant to really lay into corners. The Minion will keep you upright.

    Simply unbeatable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Take a second to look at the tires the pro's are running on their downhill bikes. Even pro riders who don't ride for Maxxis are running these tires with blacked out logo's. Why? Because they want the quickest rolling tire that offers the most amount of grip. After more than 15 years of proving itself the DHF has risen to the top of the field and has cemented itself as the king of the nobby tires.

    If you're looking for a tire that rolls well while still providing tons of grip then look no further. This truly is the king of the DH and Enduro focused tires. You won't regret it. I know I haven't.