With a tread design that deftly balances rolling speed with braking and cornering traction, it’s no wonder why the Maxxis Minion DHF is one of the most imitated tires in mountain biking.
Maxxis’ 3C MaxxGrip compound uses the stickiest, slowest rebounding rubber they offer in a mountain bike tire. This high traction compound is the same one used by top World Cup Downhill and Enduro World Series athletes and is now available in a variety of casing configurations to cover all riders.
DoubleDown (DD) is a casing solution for enduro racing and e-bike use. Two layers of lightweight 120 TPI casing material are combined with a butyl sidewall insert to create a highly durable tire with more trail feedback than a Downhill casing tire. DoubleDown tires are marginally lighter than their Downhill counterparts, but it’s really the difference in "trail feel" that sets the two apart. Some riders may prefer the highly damped ride provided by a Downhill casing tire.
Tubeless ready tires provide the rider with many benefits: the ability to run lower air pressures, which improves traction; lower rolling resistance when compared to a tube-type tire; and less chance of flatting because there is no tube. Tubeless ready tires are denoted by the letters "TR" on the sidewall. Tubeless ready tires must be mounted to tubeless compatible rims and require the use of a liquid sealant to maintain pressure. Liquid sealants have the added benefit of sealing small punctures. Be sure to check your sealant regularly and refresh as needed as it will dry out over time.