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.
Maxxis’ Downhill casing tires are designed for extreme use in all gravity applications from downhill racing to bike park riding to free riding to long travel e-bikes. A Maxxis Downhill tire is made with two layers of our durable 60 TPI casing material along with a large butyl rubber insert that extends from each bead into the sidewall. The butyl insert helps prevent pinch flats, protects the rim from impacts, and provides additional sidewall stability.
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.
Front specific design, but the DHF also makes an excellent option for a rear tire, with its balanced driving, braking, and cornering traction.