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Item # MXX003N

Maximum Minion.

A mid-sized sequel, the Maxxis Minion DHR II 27.5-inch Tire will easily find its way onto many of the new 27.5" downhill bikes that are creeping into the market — once more riders realize that it's an even better version of its predecessor.

The original Minion DHR made a name for itself on muddy, technical DH courses around the world by simply refusing to quit, and the same can be said of the DHR II. Shoulder knobs are now borrowed from the heavy-duty Minion DHF tire, making for a wider stance than the original DHR and better cornering, and the once-separated central knobs are now practically unified, creating a paddle-like effect across the tire that notably boosts both braking and loose-ground traction. Still siped, and now ramped, the tread rolls and clears mud and grime faster than its predecessor. The 60TPI casing returns, as does EXO sidewall protection technology, which is the integration of a tough, semi-rigid fabric into the tire's sidewall that prevents both abrasion and pinch-flatting.

  • Redesigned shoulder knobs offer a wider stance
  • Paddle-like knobs on the center tread
  • Improved braking and cornering traction
  • 60tpi casing
  • EXO sidewall protection technology

Tech Specs

Manufacturer Warranty:
Recommended Use:
downhill, freeride, all-mountain
Claimed Weight:
900 g
50 PSI
27.5 x 2.3 in
3C Maxx Grip

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Love this tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This has been my favorite tire for the better part of a year now. The grip is great and the ability to set them up tubeless is another added advantage. Great Product!

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.

Is this a 2.4 or 2.3?
Dropdown says 2.3. Description says 2.4.

Hey Luke - This is the 2.3" Minion DHR II, the description is wrong and we will get that updated. Feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

- Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead

Love this tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Ive got this on the rear of both my bikes and love it. Very predictable and last pretty long too. Not tried it up front yet but heard its great for that too.

Killer Tubeless Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great tire that can handle all trail conditions with no problem. We use these on most of our Santa Cruz demo's and they've held up most of the season with minimal wear!

Keep the rubber on the dirt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These are what came on my Bronson complete build a few months back and have been performing great. I've had solid traction with them on the climbs and then loved them on the downhill at Deer Valley.

I can corner pretty hard on them and not have them wash out. Only time I have issues is when the dirt is really soft/loose. So that is more a trail condition vs the tire.

After I got a sheet rock screw in my tire I was able to pick from all the tires on the market to replace that rear tire but ultimately decided to stick with this one since it does so well in all conditions.

I run these tubeless.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I'm a big fan of these tires so far. They are a little heavier and slow-rolling , but in terms of traction and control they are top-notch. I am running two of these on my all-mtn rig and think it's a great combo.

Rails on trails

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I replaced my Magic Mary with this tire up front since we were out of the DHF. I wasn't sure if this was the right tire on the front, but after riding it for a while I am convinced this tire works well as a front or rear tire.


Originally I purchased this tire and ran it as a front tire. Since then I've been running this as a rear tire. This tire DIGS! By far the best braking tire I've found. It'll haul your speed down from blistering to nearly stopped almost instantly. I typically get around 400 miles out of one on the rear and that's riding in conditions that tend to shred tires. Cornering grip is excellent! Rolling resistance would be the major drawback here, but compared to other nobbies this rolls as well or better. I highly recommend this tire.

The large side lugs provide confidence when cornering and the center lugs provide excellent braking performance. This tire isn't exactly the quickest rolling tire, but if you want a tire that will provide you with tons of traction no matter the conditions this is one to consider.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Always had good results with Maxxis, this is no exception. I matched it with the DHF minion on the front. They're no XC tires, but they pedal quite well. And going down the traction and control is incredible. I would highly recommend them if this suits your needs..

Is this the 800g ish trail tire or not?

Best Answer

Andrew, sorry for the mix up! I work here at BC and had the same question since I wanted this tire for my Nomad. I wanted the lighter one (800ish grams as you say, not sure exactly) so I asked our bike components buyer what was up. He said this is indeed the lighter weight tire with the folding bead and our tech specs are wrong.

We should be fixing those tech specs as soon as possible, but I ordered one last week and the tire I received was indeed the lighter weight folding bead option. Put it on my nomad and have been loving it.

Great Tire

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great tire in most conditions. Center knobs give predictable braking and the side knobs rail corners. I've only tired it as a rear tire but have seen many people use it up front.

2.3 or 2.4? Tech spec says 2.4? Also TPI says 65 instead of 60 in the specs? Clarify please

This is a 2.3 tire that we have available and the TPI is indeed 60 per maxxis' site

So this is the single-ply, 2.3" Trail version of the DHR II that Maxxis claims weighs in at 805g?

If so, can Backco please update this page? There is a *big* difference in a 1300g soft-DH-compound tire & a general use trail tire that weighs in over a full pound less.