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Over the years, the Maxxis Minion DH tire has eared a reputation as one of the best DH/freeride tires on the market. This is mostly due to its extremely aggressive tread pattern. The new Minion DHR II retains the original’s aggressive tread pattern, but with a few tweaks.
The new DHR borrows shoulder lugs from the DHF, which gives it a slightly wider stance than the original DHR. The center lugs, which were once completely separated, are now nearly joined for a bit of a paddle effect. Together these improvements mean better cornering and better braking, especially in loose conditions.
The tires super-tough construction remains the same, with a 60TPI casing and EXO sidewall protection technology to prevent both abrasion and pinch-flats.
- Shoulder lugs from DHF
- Unified center lugs
- 60TPI casing
- EXO sidewall protection
- Item #MXX003O
What do you think about this product?
April 7, 2019
Great rear tire
I bought to use in Moab Utah and was not disappointed the traction and toughness were perfect for the condition.
March 21, 2019
Great Rear Tire!
I've been super stoked on this rear tire. It's been great in the little bit of loose rocky stuff I've hit, and it held up great in the wet muddy stuff I hit. The knob are a good size and provide great grip, but I do think it's a little heavy. Overall a great tire though and I'm stoked to continue whipping it around!
November 29, 2017
Excellent rear tire!
The DHR II is an excellent rear tire in loose, rocky or steep terrain (or all three!) - though I haven't ridden it much in the wet. Excellent braking and cornering, decently fast rolling in the 2.3 size (though the 2.4WT felt slow as molasses), and not too heavy given the grip and durability. It's certainly not an XC race tire - but you already knew that!
October 18, 2017
DHR is an awesome rear tire
The DHR II is a great rear tire for all conditions. It has great braking traction and the prominent side knobs offering excellent cornering grip. Traction breaks predictably. These aren't the lightest tires out there but they hold up really well. This is the EXO casing which offers excellent durability for most riders and conditions. If you are a more aggressive rider that has issues with flats, go for the Double Down casing. Maxxis tires generally set up tubeless pretty easily which is nice.
July 5, 2017
Dialed MTB Tire
I have put 500 + miles on these before replacing. Love the traction, puncture resistance and rolling resistance combo. I think Maxxis has really figured out a perfect combo.
May 31, 2017
Great front tire for Park City
I run this in the front, good balance of rolling resistance and grip, definitely not as grippy as the 2.5 DHF that it replaced, but it makes the up and down rollers a lot more fun when the bike has so much more go in it.
May 18, 2017
Loads of Grip
Have ridden these tires on a few rides and loved the grip coming from a plus set up. They set up tubeless super easy as well.
October 31, 2016
Go to Tire
Come late summer the trails tend to be in rough shape! Braking bumps, loomy dust. This tire conquerors that effortlessly. While there is a slight weight penalty, a great tread pattern and stiff sidewalls make that easy to forget.
October 13, 2016
Maxxis Minion DHR2
Used minions for a long time... never had any problems, took my Enduro to Downieville, CA and it handled it very well. Im set up for tubeless... it's been great so far, handled the rockgardens really well, no loss in grip, bike stayed grounded throughout the ride.
October 27, 2015
Bombproof All Mountain Tire
Maxxis Minion DHR II's came stock on my BC Edition Rocky Mountain Instinct, and when the time comes to change them it will be really tough to come up with a single reason to try something else. I've thown every kind of "all mountain" trail at these tires short of the Whistler bike park - North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, Sedona, Moab and every kind of weather from near freezing muddy rain forest suffer-fests to 100 degree dry desert oven days. Wet roots - check. Sharp rocks - Check. Cactus - check. Steep everything - check. Flats? Nope. Performance? Yup. These tires are bombproof - they definately out perform this rider. They climb better than their reputation (actually reasonably fast, with good grip) - more than good enough for my ability, and they decend, brake and generally save my butt consistently every time I over ride my abilities. I've run with tubes and tubless, no noticible difference (although freedom to run lower PSI without pinch flats is almost worth the goop and top ups). Life is 6+ months, or 50+ riding days on tough terrain.
September 10, 2015
Tubeless is where it's at!
I bought these for my boyfriend to make his bike tubeless so he could keep up with me and stop changing flats! He went from worn tread to bouncing off the side of everything. According to him, they are "sticky, made for the downhill with durable sidewalls." His tubeless set-up is WAY better- I highly recommend it, along with the other things you will need to set it up. 1. Stan's tire sealant- http://www.backcountry.com/stans-notubes-tire-sealant 2. Stan's valves- http://www.backcountry.com/stans-notubes-tubeless-valve-stem-pair 3. Stan's tape- http://www.backcountry.com/stans-notubes-rim-tape
December 23, 2015
Not to be snarky but tubeless has been around for some time so while new to you it is fairly standard for the 5 past five years for any mountain rider. I would stick to reviewing the tires and not tubeless as a concept.