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
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.
Awesome traction, Super Grippy
I bought these tyres two days before a major race for my bike, I was absolutely thrilled when they arrived the day we were leaving for practice. They have the best traction for any slippery trails and felt awesome to compete on. I have nothing bad to say about the Minion DHR, only positives as these tyres are awesome. Amazing Tyre would definitely recommend
Minions for the win!
by Jason R. -
Fitted this new minion DHR to my bike a couple weeks ago, after using a 2.35 Ikon on the rear. So much traction everywhere now! And it still rolls along quite well on the faster trails. Hanging out for winter now to see how it goes in the wet, but I'm pretty confidant. Braking traction down my favourite steeper trails is excellent too. As long as it doesn't wear too quickly, I'm rapt!
by Scott C. -
Purchased the Maxxis DHR & DHF for my 29er after a suggestion from a friend. Excellent tyre with great grip and enough side wall protection when you drop the psi. Heaps of grip in dry conditions and even better with a bit of due on the dusty dirt track. I also fitted these myself with little fuss, the bead sits in nice and tight and keeps the pressure consistent in between rides.