Maxxis Minion DHR 2 Tyre
The Minion DHR 2 is a complete redesign, with acceleration, cornering and braking all improved.
The shoulder knobs were borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF and then beefed up to handle duty as a rear tyre. They are also packed a bit closer together than on the Minion DHF. This helps to disperse the load whilst braking over more knobs, and improve longevity. The centre tread has been heavily ramped and siped to roll fast and track straight under braking. The big, paddle-shaped centre knobs also last remarkably well under hard braking.
Whilst the Minion DHR2 was designed as a rear specific tyre, it works very well on the front too, particularly on harder terrain.
For a more heavy duty enduro set up, your can run Minion DHR 2's front and rear. If you want to just run the DHR 2 on the front then you can team it up with either an Aggressor, Dissector or Minion Semi Slick on the back. If you want to run the DHR 2 on the back, then look to pair it up with either a Maxxis Highroller 2 or a Minion DHF up front.
- 'WT' stands for Wide Trail. These tyres were designed around use with 35mm internal rims. However, riders utilising narrower rims (ourselves included) have still found them to perform exceptionally. If your rims are narrower than 24mm internal, you may find them to roll and squirm under hard cornering. Minion DHR 2.8" and 3.0" tyres don't have the WT designation as they are designed to run on 35mm internal rims at a minimum.
- Wire bead tyres are sent rolled up to minimise shipping costs. The wires in the beads shouldn't get bent during this process, however, if they arrive with a bend, just bend them back til they are straight. It won't affect the performance of the tyre at all.
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26 x 2.3 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 755g
26 x 2.3 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 780g
26 x 2.4 - 42a Super Tacky - 2 Ply DH - Wirebead: 1225g
26 x 2.4 - Dual Compound - EXO WT - TR Kevlar Folding: 865g
27.5 x 2.3 - 3C Maxx Terra - Double Down - TR Kevlar Folding: 1005g
27.5 x 2.3 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 805g
27.5 x 2.3 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 800g
27.5 x 2.4 - 3C Maxx Grip - 2 Ply DH - Wirebead: 1315g
27.5 x 2.4 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO WT - TR Kevlar Folding: 900g
27.5 x 2.4 - Dual Compound - EXO WT - TR Kevlar Folding: 900g
27.5 x 2.6 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 945g
27.5 x 2.6 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 910g
27.5+ x 2.8 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 980g
27.5+ x 2.8 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 1040g
29 x 2.3 - 3C Maxx Terra - Double Down - TR Kevlar Folding: 1040g
29 x 2.3 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 825g
29 x 2.3 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 855g
29 x 2.4 - 3C Maxx Terra - EXO WT - TR Kevlar Folding: 955g
29 x 2.4 - Dual Compound - EXO WT - TR Kevlar Folding: 955g
29 x 3.0 - Dual Compound - EXO - TR Kevlar Folding: 1160g
Ratings & Reviews
Not an XC tyre
Run it on the rear, run it on the front run it anyway you like, this tyre just works. Lighter than some of the other tyres out there and rolls reasonably well, not that it matters if you're pointing it down a chute. I paired it with an Assegai front for 2 weeks in NZ and had no complaints in a variety of wet and dry conditions.
by Sam Baldwin -
The DHR is a great tyre choice. It manages to be reasonably fast rolling whilst still holding well in the corners and under heavy braking.
Cant go wrong with this beast
by Sean Dedrick
Sickest tyre gettin round!
Chunkkyyyy and plenty of grip. Rave review 5*
by Victor Veriton -
This tyre is the best in the business and doesn’t need more reviews. However, what is worth commenting on is excellent service and one of the best in the World pricing provided by MTB Direct, which makes them preferred place to shop.
Stick like S#@t to a Blanket
I run the Dhr 3C 2.4 on the front and the dual compound dhr out the back and wow grip for days. Really good combo for general trail riding. Don't expect them to roll super quick they don't but when u have grip like this who cares. I tried a DHF on the front for a while and yes it probably does grip better the noticeable reduction in rolling resistance wasn't worth it for me. The dual. Compound rear rolls a bit better and provides slightly better wear.