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Maxxis Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR Tire - 27.5in
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Meet the new Minion.

Unless you recently returned from a vacation to Mars, you've noticed the "wider is better" trend taking over the mountain bike world. Maxxis is getting in on the game with its new Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 27.5in Tire, which despite its name isn't actually wider than the original Minion, but features a tweaked tread pattern that's designed to offer better grip when mounted on wider rims.

By changing (slightly) the location and orientation of the knobs, Maxxis was able to direct cornering force straight 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 WT 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 end up with sliced rubbers after shredding the pointy rocks and sharp-edged drops of trails like Moab's Porcupine Rim. Also of note is the DHF's comfort on soggy trails, which is in contrast to the DHR's jones for hardpack, loose dirt, and dry trails.

Tech Specs

3C Maxx Grip, 3C Maxx Terra
27.5 x 2.5 in
tubeless, clincher
[max] 50
Claimed Weight:
[3C maxx grip] 980 g, [3C maxx terra] 945 g
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, enduro, trail
Manufacturer Warranty:

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Thank you for 2.5!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been thoroughly impressed by this tire. I run it as the front tire on my Santa Cruz Nomad. I ride in and around Salt Lake where our trails are mostly dry hardpack, with some loose over top.
I upgraded from the 2.3 after getting a new wheelset and was a little wary of decreased rolling speed with little gain in traction. I was pleasantly surprised to find that I love them! They have so much traction, especially in corners. On the first ride I felt that I could just push my front wheel into corners and it gripped all the way through. The wider footprint provides noticeably more grip from the side nobs while cornering. It also provides great traction while braking.
Durability has been great, they've lasted as long as any tire I've owned. This is a killer tire for modern trail bikes!

Great Tires

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These tires are the best I’ve run on my bike. I use them for XC and Enduro rides and races. I have a tubeless setup on my Cannondale Habit. I ride a lot of technical tracks and get a lot of sidewall impact and the tires keeping going. Great cornering grip and climbing capability. This is my second set. Will never buy anything different.

Best Tires!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I run these tires tubeless on my Santa Cruz 5010 and absolutely love them. I'm not a fan of the 2.8 plus sized tires, but the 2.5 allows you to run lower pressure to smooth out the ride and increase grip all around (without losing too much speed). I have been nothing but satisfied in a variety of conditions!

fantastic tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

fills out my IBIS 741 rims quite well, added grip, smooth rolling, better profile than the DHF 2.3.

Love It

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Excellent tire.. wider is better. Great traction on hard turns and super stable. Confidence builder!! Also helps on the rocky uphill climb. Thickness of tires help from punctures from those nasty cacti in the desert.

Get a Grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hands down the best front tire. The 2.5 inch width allows you to run lower pressure for additional grip and better control. I would recommend this tire for anyone looking for a reliable and confidence inspiring ride.

New Go To

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently switched to this tire from a High-Roller II and I couldn't be happier! This tire is a lot more burly and has tons of grip in the corners. It is a pretty big tire for climbing however, it still gets the job done! I plan on using this tire for most conditions.

BURLY times!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Threw this tire on my ride and instantly noticed a major difference in the ride itself. This tire looks burly and it crushes on climbs and descents. Couldn't be happier!

Sweet Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is my go to tire for most conditions. Tons of grip and unmatched side knobs that rail corners. Highly recommended.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

A great tire for front or rear. I run it with the DHR2 on the rear. Really nice size and shape with a wider rim

Freaking Amazing!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've worn out a couple sets of these now, and I just can't really come up with any negatives (based on how I ride). Sure they are not the fastest rolling tire out there, but I'm much more interested in not falling down, and these tires grip like nothing I've ever experienced. The DHR/DHF Combination is pretty hard to beat!


  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

This is by far the best front I have tried to date. Running the maxgrip, and loving the rounder profile and tread pattern. The tacky grip is well worth the extra grams to me.

Excellent grip

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Great grip but go with the double down casing if you want more protection.

Size Matters - Hahahahaha 2.5 hardly ; P

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

So I was really concerned about this tire - 2.5 Huge!!!! Relax its more like a 2.35. So please do not worry it will fit on your non plus bike just fine. It is a lil smaller than my Magic Mary 2.35. I matched the DHF 2.5 (hahahahahha makes me laugh) with the Minion SS 2.3 on the back and it is a Much Cheaper version then the Magic Mary Rock Razor set up I had by $75. I am pleased so far if they hold up as well my smile will stay .


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I recently built up my second bike with a DHF WT on the front. The grip is amazing and the durability can't be beat. The tread pattern is extremely versatile and will boost your confidence in all conditions. I would recommend this tire to all but the most weight sensitive riders.

Great Front Tire!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Love this tire, corners confidently. Does well in the mud and loose dirt.

The Best

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This is the best tire. My favorite. No one makes a better tire than maxxis. But seriously. This is one of the best options out there for an aggressive rider. traction is unreal.

Avg. ride time: 1h 30m per week
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One tire to rule them all

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

One tire to rule them all, one tire to find them, One tire to bring them all and in the darkness bind them

Game Changer

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Put this tire on the front of my Bronson 2.0 to replace the DHR that came on both wheels. Markedly improved my traction, decreased washing out on loose dirt/sand, holds far better on corners. Confidence booster! Have used in Tetons and in Moab/Fruita all with excellent results.

There was DHR on both? My 2.0 came with DHF and DHR II.