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Maxxis Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR Tire - 29in


Item # MXX007A

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  • 3C/EXO/TR, 29x2.5 ($69.60)
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For aggressive trail and all-mountain riders adopting the wider is better philosophy to their rims and tires, the Maxxis Minion DHF Wide Trail 3C/EXO/TR 29in Tire provides unparalleled cornering grip and precise control without adding excessive low rolling resistance on long climbs. It's equally adept as a front or rear tire, seeing it's using a 3C Maxx Terra compound that's softer and more grippy than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet offers better treadwear and less rolling resistance than the ultra-soft and tacky 3C MaxxGrip. Not only that, but EXO sidewall protection gives it robust reinforcement from slits and punctures as you smash into sharp rocks at high speeds.

Seeing it uses the newest Wide Trail casing from Maxxis, this particular version of the Minion DHF is suited for those riders using wider rims with an internal width of 30 to 35 millimeters. This Wide Trail Casing pairs with the wider internal width of modern mountain bike rims, which are seemingly getting wider every year, seeing the numerous benefits in tire support and traction afforded by a wider set of hoops. By pairing this 2.5-inch tire with a 30 to 35-millimeter wide rim, you'll find it lays down a proper footprint on the trail and doesn't squirm while cornering hard, even when you're running it at a lower pressure to gain benefits in traction and compliance.

  • Aggressive traction and control for riders running wide rims
  • 3C Maxx Terra for optimal traction, rolling resistance, wear
  • Lays down a proper footprint on a 30-35mm internal width rim
  • 2.5-inch width gives you greater tire support, lots of grip
  • Doesn't feel overly vague like a larger plus-sized tire
  • EXO sidewall protection against cuts and punctures
  • Tubeless-ready for gaining grip and compliance

Tech Specs

3C Maxx Terra
29 x 2.5 in
tubeless-ready clincher
Wide Trail, Tubeless-ready
EXO sidewall protection
[max] 50 psi
Recommended Use:
Manufacturer Warranty:



Actual Weight

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3C/EXO/TR, 29x2.5

Claimed Weight

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1295 g

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My Go To Front Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

New bike came with different tires. I couldn't trust them in a corner. Upgraded to the Minion and I'm diving into corners again. Ran the tire on my hard tail last year and it lasted good and was only limited by my skills. Make sure to go with the 3C/EXO or for harder conditions Double Down. Cut down side walls suck.

The Best Front Tire

  • 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.

2.5 = Traction

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had been running the same tire in 27.5 version on my Santa Cruz Nomad with great success. So when I got a Hightower LT it was only natural that I'd try out the 2.5 DHF as my front tire. Oddly enough Santa Cruz stocks a DHR front and rear on the Hightower LT. Which provides tons of braking power, but not the cornering stability I wanted.
With the DHF in a 2.5 I find myself pushing the front wheel into corners that I normally would not. I am so impressed with the traction through corners! You would expect this from a wide trail tire with sticky rubber, and it delivers. This is the only front tire for me!