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Maxxis Minion DHR II- 27.5


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  • 3c Maxx Terra/Exo/Tubeless Ready, 27.5 x 2.3 ($66.40)
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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

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



Actual Weight

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3c Maxx Terra/Exo/Tubeless Ready, 27.5 x 2.3
Maxxis DHR II 27.5/2.3.

Claimed Weight

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[27.5 x 2.4] 900 g, [27.5 x 2.4] 805g

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Hold tight and Ripp

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This tire is so grippy! I can absolutely tell an immediate difference when I hit the trail on this tire. Climbing felt easy with how well it gripped to the dirt, I felt no slip what so ever. Very durable and would highly recommend.

Durable and Grippy

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Hands down the best tire for the riding I do. I have been running these for two summers now and outside of a blow out on the rear for a sharp rock that will remain nameless I have had nothing but high results from these tires. Great durability, about to replace, but after one full summer and the start of this year I am pretty amped on how long they have lasted.

Grippiest rubber

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The Maxxis Minions have the grippiest rubber and best traction. I feel confident carrying speed into turns. The tire is also quite durable. The tire comes tubeless ready and it was easy to set up on my own with a compressor. Would highly recommend.

Best downhill tires

    I ride mostly downhill/gravity trails and these tires are the best for that. They are grippy, can handle anything, and will last you a while. I had mine for almost 1000 miles this season.

    My Favorite Tire!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I got these tires for my boyfriend and he loves them! "This tire have tons of traction both for climbing and DH. It brakes well too, when I tap on the breaks, its like dropping a boat anchor down. The slight draw back is it does have some rolling resistant, but not too bad at all. I gave up the rolling for the extra grip and assurance".

    Excellent grip

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Nice tire if you are worried about weight get this EXO version. Otherwise get the double down for more protection.

    Avg. ride time: 4m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Upgraded From Ardent

      My Bronson came with one of these in the front but an Ardent in the back. The Ardent was beginning to show wear after a couple years so I decided to spring for the upgrade and am psyched to roll into summer with lots of tread. I failed the tubeless setup without a compressor of my own but my local shop was able to quickly and cheaply do it for me. The picture seems to be missing some of the features that are listed in the style/size dropdown and that are on the actual tire I received.

      Grip it and rip it

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This tire (on a Santa Cruz Bronson) has performed superbly. Tubeless is definitely the way to go , and this tire has provided excellent traction in all sorts of conditions. Get out and ride!

      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!

      Unanswered Question

      How does this compare to the HR II 3C? Seems the HR II has wider nob spacing.

      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.

      Grip the trail

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Smooth rolling, good grip, feels stable and fast


      • 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.