Maxxis Minion DHR II 29er Tire

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MSRP : $62.00

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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Silly Man a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: September 8, 2013

Strengths:    Extra dampening. Cornering/Grip. Reasonably fast rolling for the type. Durability (still to be proven)
Great all-Mountain Tire, overkill for XC/Trail.

Weaknesses:    Expensive ($92 CDN). There are faster rolling tires out there.

Bottom Line:   
This is just a quick review after only a handful of rides on them. I run the DHR II 29er front and back on my Tallboy LTc.

Totally psyched for these to be in a 29er format. I haven't tried the HR II however, on paper, these are lighter.

I have ridden Hans Dampf and Nobby Nic and my biggest disappointment were the lack of durability. I peeled the side knob of my HD after 1 1/2 month of sporadic riding. I got maybe 20-30 hours of riding on them. Same with the NN although the 2.35 NN lasted the longest.

A bit premature to write a review on these DHR but one word comes to mind... the overuse term AWESOME! This tire set feels like you have extra dampening characteristic. Like the rubber as no memory. Not as bouncy.

I run 20-21 up front and 23-24 back. Ran the same pressure on HD, NN and Specialized Purgatory.

If you are an aggressive and technical rider that likes to go fast and giver, this is for you.

Time will tell how good they are. Finally a tire worthy of the SC Tallboy LTc.

Let her rip...

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Favorite Trail:   Any trail but loved Captain Ahab

Duration Product Used:   1 week

Price Paid:    $85.00

Purchased At:   Bicycle Cafe

Similar Products Used:   Schwalbe Hans Dampf 2.35, Nobby Nic 2.35 and 2.25, Specialized Purgatory 2.3. WTB Weirwolf LT 2.3 (loves them trimmed but not very durable)

Bike Setup:   Santa Cruz Tallboy LTc (medium) with Fox Float 34 140mm, havoc Carbon Bars (750mm), 35mm Havoc Stem, 2x10 (24/36) XT drivetrain, Specialized Command post, Bionicon chain guide.

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Hi all, I am leaving for a summer bike trip in a few days and Im not sure which tires to bring. Terrain will be Whistler, Squamish, and dry/hardpack in the Yukon. Since my bike is heavy, Im looking for the least rolling resistance. I did not have Time to try the DHR II yet. Maxxis are 2.4 EXO 60a ... Read More »

Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 26" casing height/diameter

Hi everyone, just wondering what is the diameter of the 2.4 and 2.3 Minion DHR II exo tires ? I had the 2.4 DH casing version but I'm going to put some EXOs on my trail bike and would like to know the volume, especially to compare the 2.3 and 2.4". Thanks!Read More »

Minion DHR II single ply?

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maxxis highroller II or minion DHR II

Hi, I am looking for a more aggressive trail/ all mountain riding tires for the southern california terrain. it is for a Santa Cruz Blur LTc if anyone wants to know. currently riding on specialized ground control on this bike and they do roll pretty fast and it's light, but does wash out on you ... Read More »

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