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, Minion SemiSlick or the Tomahawk on the back. If you want to run the DHR 2 on the back, then look to pair it up with either a MaxxisHighroller 2 or a MinionDHF up front.
Please note: '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 DHF 2.6" tyres don't have the WT designation as they are designed to run on 35mm internal rims at a minimum.
Also note: 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.
26 x 2.3 - 3C Maxx Terra - Double Down - TR Kevlar Folding - 940g
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 - 42a Super Tacky - 2 Ply DH - Wirebead - 1280g
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
by Brad . -
Treated myself to new tyres as a birthday gift. Maxxis Minion DHR2 on the rear and Minion DHF on the front. Great combo for general trail riding. Really good grip in soft/loose as well as fast rolling on harder surfaces. Much more confidence on downhill now as well.
Back to front
by Gavin K. -
After doing some research I wanted to try the 2.3 DHRII on the front of my trail bike to replace my typical 2.4 Ardent for summer riding, and an alternative to the 2.3 DHF I use in winter. This tyre is only 30g heavier than the Ardent but has a much better treat coverage. The side knobs aren't as aggressive as the DHF but the transfer from the centre knobs is more consistent giving a more secure feel from centre to edges. It has less rubber than the DHF so the bite in on the edges is not as good but you make up quite a bit of weight which is noticeable on the front. It's surprisingly good on the loose over hard stuff at Youies and the breaking grip is awesome. I'll be going back to the DHF for winter or more gravity style riding but for all the summer trail riding I do this tyre is perfect so far.
Great front tyre.
by Aaron P. -
Replaced a HR2 with this and it really is the best of both worlds between the HR2 and DHF 2.3. Nice wide tread with the awesome Minion side knobs, but rolls better than the HR2. Winner winner chicken dinner.
by stuart c. -
used it on front of slash proved very good. Ordered as DHF were out of stock
Like a different bike.
by Keith A. -
This tire has shown me what my bike is actually capable of. Very solid cornering and like having 40mm bigger brake rotors with their stopping power.
Baby needs a new pair of shoes!
by Steven R. -
Serious rubber, confidence inspiring grip and cush, a great combo with the DHF, love the WT on Stans Flow Mk III rims, bitey!!