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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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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: 6h 45m 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.


  • 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.

Saved me already

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I swapped out a lighter weight front tire for this beastly one and was a little sad to add some weight. Then I rode in Fruita and nearly lost all my marbles on a quick rocky dip on chutes and ladders. The minion gripped the rock and saved me from an endo. Excellent cornering and grip, not worried about busting a side wall, plan to ride these all season.

Up and Down Performance

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm hooked, and so were my tires last weekend in St George. I replaced my heavy Magic Marys with the DHF on both tires and I was very satisfied with the results. These tires have a great mix of rolling weight and grip. Coming form the Magic Mary, I was concerned that I would feel weird with out all the downhill traction. Luckily these tires performed better than expected and I was able to let loose on the downhill sections. If you are looking for a tire that has excellent cornering and braking grip, but doesn't have the weight of the burly DH tires, then these are the tires for you!

Minion DHF

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These offer great grip and are super tough. I run them front and rear. I've been pairing one with a Magic Mary up front too. These are my favorite along with the Schwalbes. Great tire!

What you would expect

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

As always, I find Maxxis to deliver the best most predictable tires. Looking at this tire you'd probably think it looks decent for rolling, light enough for what it is, and awesome for cornering and braking traction. If so, you are right. This is a sweet "enduro" tire, as they say these days. It is light and fast enough to pedal just fine, but it excels at giving you incredible grip once the going gets fun.

Just rode this tire down the whole enchilada in Moab and can safely say it performed admirably. No flats, lots of smiles.

Highly recommended if your riding suits the intentions. I matched mine with the Minion DHR in the back.

Not just for DH anymore

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I struggled to find a front that was fast rolling but had the chops to keep up with the highroller II in corners. The Minion is it. For the deep dust and busted corners of deep summer in the PNW this is the ultimate combo. I ride this every day but it's my choice for the bike park as well.

The Only Tire I'll Run

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ahhhh, the Minion. The tire that changed (and continues to change) the game; one of the most widely-run tires by pros, amateurs and anyone in the know who understands the value of good rubber.

A lot of people question the Minion. At one time, so have I, constantly worrying about grip and cost and wondering if there isn't something better out there... But I'll tell you this: there isn't. I've tried other tires. I spread my wings and tried to fly, but the Minion DHF is simply the only tires that works the way I need it to: tough, fast-rolling, puncture-resistant with excellent cornering in every condition possible. From the kitty litter 'dirt' of Mammoth, CA to the sloppy, rooty mess in Beech Mtn, NC, this tire can handle it all with heroic aplomb. Loose gravel on hard pack? Yep. It does that. Variable sandy conditions with eucalyptus leaves and hidden roots? Yeah, that, too. Part of the power of the Minion DHF are the channeled knobs on the side that hold grip when they probably shouldn't, the forward-ramped center studs that incorporate long-wear with speed and the incredibly durable EXO sidewall that guards against sharp rocks, thorny bushes and even broken glass (yep, really!).

If you're looking for a lighterweight trail tire with the same aggressive handling as the Maxxis DHF wire bead DH tire, look no further than this beautiful, foldable trail tire -- consider it an investment in your collarbones and elbows.