The Minion is perhaps the most successful and significant tire model in mountain biking. The tread design suits a broad range of uses and has been a success at elite-level DH, Enduro, Freeride, and stage racing events for the past twenty years.
The DHF is popular as a front tire, due to its predictable cornering characteristics and moderate rolling resistance. Some people enjoy it as a rear tire as well. It has inferior braking power to the DHR, but the centre knobs last a bit longer.
The now iconic tread pattern was the brainchild of Colin Bailey, a rider on the Maxxis factory team in the early 2000s. With large, squared cornering blocks, channel-cut center knobs, and wide spacing, the Minion strikes a distinctive profile.
Known for its cornering capability and rolling speed, the Minion DHF quickly became a favourite of our gravity athletes. Maxxis is proud of what our numerous riders and teams have accomplished over the last two decades aboard the Minion. Competing at the highest levels of downhill, freeriding, and enduro, those riders piloted the Minion to the podium more times than we can count.
Maxxis’ 3C MaxxTerra is an intermediate triple compound configuration used across our mountain tire line. The 3C MaxxTerra compound offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip, which makes it ideal for trail riding in all conditions.
EXO is a cut and abrasion resistant material added to the sidewalls of many Maxxis mountain bike and gravel tires. This densely woven fabric is lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for enhanced durability for gravel, XC, and light-duty trail riding.
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