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MaxxisMinion DHF 3C/EXO/TR Tire - 27.5 x 2.6
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Item # MXX005V
Description

Unrelenting grip for stout wheels.

It's no secret that the industry is rapidly evolving, with wheel standards becoming increasingly wider for greater support and stability, especially across the rough stuff. Ideal for an internal rim width of 30 to 35 millimeters, Maxxis developed a line of Wide Trail Tires with a subtle redesign in knob profile for superb cornering grip at smaller lean angles and predictable traction when you're running a wider rim. It retains the notable characteristics of the original Minion DHF, namely the ramped center knobs for lower rolling resistance and straight-line control, combined with channel-cut gripping edges for cornering precision.

Another benefit of its voluminous 2.6 width is that you can run a drastically lower pressure for unrelenting grip and supple bump compliance when you're smashing across trail rubble and rock gardens. Since it's not a plus-size tire, the 2.6-inch volume doesn't come with a drastic weight penalty, so you won't feel like you're pedaling along with a lumbering behemoth of a tire. EXO protection reinforces the sidewalls from slashes and abrasion when you're ripping across formidable stretches of roots and rocks.

This particular DHF comes with Maxxis' 3C Max Terra compound, which is comprised of a harder base layer with progressively softer rubber on top for tacky grip and control, especially in slippery trail conditions. Seeing it's softer than dual-compound tires, you'll reap benefits in the grip department, albeit with a trade off in tread longevity and rolling resistance. We recommend setting it up in the front for heightened control without sacrificing much in durability or rolling resistance, which are both of greater concern on your rear tire.

  • Wide Trail casing is ideal for running wide wheels
  • 2.6-inch volume increases traction, bump compliance
  • Ideally suited for internal rim widths of 30 to 35mm
  • Revised knobs for predictable traction, cornering grip
  • 3C Maxx Terra softer compound for tacky grip
  • EXO protection from sidewall slashes
  • Tubeless-ready for easy sealing
Tech SpecsWeight
Tech Specs
Compound
3C Maxx Terra
Size
27.5 x 2.6in
Type
tubeless-ready clincher
Casing
Wide Trail
Protection
EXO
TPI
120
Bead
foldable
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
limited
Weight

Actual Weight

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Grams

Oz

3C/EXO/TR, 27.5x2.6
913g
32.21oz

Claimed Weight

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925g

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Plow through anything

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was a bit skeptical of the 2.6 inch width before I ordered one of these but now I am completely sold. I got a new bike for this season that has standard 25mm inner width wheels (YT capra 27.5"), and I found a 2.4 inch wide Highroller was washing away very quickly up front. My previous bike had 30mm wheels and I ran a 2.5" WT DHF, but I did not want to risk running a WT tire optimized for 30mm+ wheel widths on my 25mm width wheels. I decided to try these as a way to compromise, since the 2.3" DHF seemed like it might be too slim. I am very happy running this tire in the front, it doesn't feel anything like a plus size tire. It grips up awesome in wet or dry conditions and doesn't feel sluggish on trail rides. I have even dabbled with some big mountain freeride lines in green river Utah and I have found this tire tracks well in big open turns across a face. Standard maxxis durability, on my second one for the season with a ton of riding and looking like it might get me through winter. Great alternative to a WT tire for those of us with standard 25mm wheels and great for riders who prefer a wider tire than 2.3" up front. I don't have any experience with this tire as a rear, as I run a DHRII in the back.

Avg. ride time: 39m per week
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NOT Plus!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Which is a good thing. Finally, a wider profile tire that doesnt feel like you're riding down the road in your grandpas 1930s model A. These tires feel like a REAL mtb tire. Stiff sidewalls, good rolling resistance, and just the best grip out there. Definitely a worthy front tire if your bike will clear it.

Dig It

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Probably my favorite tire yet, but it's hard to choose one when Maxxis has so many great options. Super durable, I feel like the ones I've used should have been torn apart by now, but they're still holding up. Great deal for a great tire.

Great tire!

    The Maxxis Minion DHF is my favorite tire. It is extreamly durable, yet grips the dirt like a magnet. The durability and proformance of this tire is unmatched.

    Best Tire

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I use the DHF for a front tire as well as the back. It works great for both.
    Pros:
    Last a long time- I have put on at least 600 miles on the back tire before needing to replace and around 800 on the front.
    Lots or traction and rolls well
    Would definitely recommend to any biker out there.

    DHF 2.6 = Rainbows and Unicorns

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I love the DHF tire from Maxxis and feel that it offers a really good balance of weight, rolling resistance, traction and durability.
    The 3C compound is a little softer and I find it to be ideal up front. The standard compound is a solid rear tire since it lasts a little longer and the added grip is not as important out back.
    The 2.6 Model is $$$ I never really liked the 2.8 tire size in general and felt it was a little too squishy in hard corners or G outs. I have the 2.6 DHF setup front AND rear on my Pivot Mach 5.5. I am running wheels with a 30mm internal width and have 18 psi in the front and 20 psi in the rear.
    This is by no means a long term review, but I am stoked right now and my experience with Maxxis in the past has been very positive.
    Side note, in case you are wondering. I like the DHR II more as a front tire, but feel like it is a little too slow rolling for my taste and the Rekon 2.6 rear tire just didn't offer enough bite in the loose over hard pack dirt we have here in Utah for most of the summer.