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