Maxxis Minion DH Tire

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[May 23, 2011]
aelazenby
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Great in the mud. Hardly ever pinch flatted, even at super low psi.

Weakness:

Not very good in sandy dry conditions. Slow on packed dirt. Heavy

These tires are good tires. They are great in fast wet conditions. The sticky rubber is fantastic, though it wears fast. The rubber is sticky enough that when they are new they toss all sorts of dirt into your shoes. These tires perform just as they claim. However, I am an all mountain / trail rider. I push the climbs, hit the jumps and rail the berms. Given that these tires even say on the sidewalls DH specific, they were not for me. If you ride on dryer trails buy something else. If you ride anything besides DH buy something else. If you only own one bike and don't like switching tires for weather conditions buy something else. With that said, if you live for the downhill and your part of the world is mainly wet, these tires are great.

Similar Products Used:

Panracer Fire XC Pro, Kenda Nevegal, Kenda Blue Groove

[Jun 08, 2009]
dan
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

tacky, sticky, high volume, tough enough for rock gardens and I am 200ibs - not one of you whimpy 16yr old sized twikers.

Weakness:

wear out fast as is expected but still a valid drawback to tacky tires

These are fantastic as new tires. They corner well and hook up great on all the rock gardens in our area w/out pinch flats.

I use the super tacky and as anyone with a brain expects this wears out fast. Soft rubber + lots of sandstone = new tires often; I don't care who you are. Now they run like worn out tred and I'm back to e-bay trying to find a deal cause I won't pay MSRP every 3-6 months.

4 chilis on value cause You need 2-3 pair/yr at $60/pop.
5 chilis overall cause they rock when new.

Similar Products Used:

lots

[Mar 16, 2009]
amirh1
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Super grip, corners very well, inspires confidence on the descents, tubeless runs well with very low pressure

Weakness:

wears out ultra-quick!

Great tire, tubeless runs great at 26-28psi, weight is okay compared to tire type. Narrow relative to other 2.5 - but that's a good thing IMO.

Only prob is if you do a lot of DH with this tire, prepare to replace every season. Wear was noticeable after first ride (although it was a full day at Northstar)

Similar Products Used:

Kenda Nevegal 2.5 DH, Specialized Enduro 2.3

[Oct 19, 2008]
Trone
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Grippy and springy, soft rubber for absorbing heavy blows makes them great for rough tracks and the large tread makes them great for soft tracks

Weakness:

Quite high roll resistance, can't keep up with friends on the road, wears me out pretty quick because of this, also tread wears out pretty quickly depending on how hard you ride

get these tyres if you live on the track, don't recommend getting them for road specific use

Similar Products Used:

None

[Jun 20, 2008]
Robo
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
Strength:

These are 3C tires with three different compounds.
They have good grip and they look good.

Weakness:

Massive rolling resistance that I haven't ever experienced. Wears quickly

These triple compound tires have so massive rolling resistance that old ladies on old bicycles will be faster that you on the road as you are trying to get to hills. On downhill track they offer good grip, but no better than my old minion with 42a compound (which have much less rolling resistance).
These tires are for downhill riders who don't need to pedal all the way to get to DH track.

Similar Products Used:

Maxxis Minion 42a, Mobster, Kenda kollosal, some Schwalbe

[Jun 12, 2008]
Cooch
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Super adhesive grip in all conditions! You can trust your life on these tyres.

Weakness:

They wear out when you ride them on the road - but who rides on the road anyway...?

These are the best for flat-out downhill grip in all conditions - nuff said!

Similar Products Used:

Kenda Nevegal, Maxxis High Roller, Intense

[Jul 06, 2003]
SK6
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
Strength:

They hook up real well when set right

Weakness:

Sidewall is garbage. After 3 outings, the sidewall just ripped open. I'm a new downhill rider, So I don't do anything to huge yet, and was suprised to see these tires split on the sidewall.

After 3 outings, the sidewall just ripped open. I'm a new downhill rider, So I don't do anything to huge yet, and was suprised to see these tires split on the sidewall.

If your serious about DH riding, think of another tire, because these will leave you stranded. In there defense, they do hook up nice when set right, but if you don't notice the rip in the sidewall, you could get hurt.

Similar Products Used:

WTB

[Aug 22, 2003]
Jon
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

beefy, grippy

Weakness:

a little pricey for such a soft compound, but they came with the bike...although I am buying another pair, also they're terrible in mud

These are the best tires I've ever ridden. They'll never fail you, the soft compound is real sticky in everything but wears down a bit fast...not much of a problem because of how they perform

Similar Products Used:

Michelin DH Comp 2.5

[Jun 20, 2003]
darkage
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

good side wall, ok in dry conditions.

Weakness:

Horrible in mud.

I bought this tire because I hear everybody gushing about how amazing it is. It's a decent tire, but nothing to write home about. When it's wet and muddy however, this is probably the worst tire I've used in recent memory - it packs up to the point where you can't even see the tread.

Similar Products Used:

High Roller, Gazzalodi, Arrow Widebite.

[Aug 10, 2007]
Russell
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Strong, Won't pinch flat, fairly light, soft (grips well), rolls fast, awesome cornering, brakes well

Weakness:

soft (wears fast), spendy

BUY THESE NOW!!!

Similar Products Used:

Panaracer DH pro, Intense 909 fro, tioga dh

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