Maxxis Unveils Tubeless Ready DH Tires, More 2.6” Options

Mar 9, 2017
by Mike Kazimer  
If you've looked at Maxxis' mountain bike tire lineup recently, you'll have undoubtedly noticed just how many choices there are. From ultralight XC options to big, burly DH rubber, pretty much all of the bases are covered. But that doesn't mean there's not room for a few new additions, and at the second annual Appalachian Summit in Elijay, Georgia, Maxxis revealed several of the widths and casing options that will be added to their catalog over the course of the next six months or so.

Maxxis tires

Tubeless Ready Downhill Tires

For the downhill crowd, or anyone looking for as much puncture protection as possible, the biggest news is the addition of tubeless ready, full downhill casing versions of the DHF, DHRII and Shorty. Going with a folding bead allows for up to a 100 gram weight savings over a wire bead, while allowing for a better seal between the tire and the rim. Tubeless ready also means that the casing is approved for use with liquid sealants. Initially, the tires will only be available in 27.5" diameters, with the potential for other wheel sizes to be added in the future.


Maxxis Minion DHF
Maxxis DHR II
2.6" versions of both the DHF (left) and DHR II are on the way.

2.6" Minion DHF and DHR II

Tire width isn't a one-size-fits-all scenario, and there are now more options than ever, especially with the growth of the Plus bike category. The 2.6” width looks like it's going to become more common over the next couple of years, splitting the difference once again between a Plus and a 'regular' width tire. Maxxis unveiled 27.5 x 2.6” versions of the Forekaster and the Rekon at Interbike last year, and now the DHF and DHR II are going to be added to the mix.

Initially they will only be available for 27.5” wheels, but 29” versions are also in the works. While it might not seem like switching from a 2.5” to a 2.6” tire would be significant, according to Maxxis there's a 7% difference in volume between the two, a number that should be noticeable out on the trail.


Maxxis Matterhorn
Mount up a set of Matterhorns and you'll have one less excuse for staying inside during the winter.

Ice Age Approved

It doesn't get much more conditions specific than the Maxxis Matterhorn, a studded 29 x 2.25” tire designed for tackling ice and snow covered roads and trails. The siping and the tire compound are both designed to allow the tire to remain grippy even when temperatures drop below freezing.


Maxxis tires

How Maxxis Measures Their Tires

Maxxis held several informational seminars as part of the Appalachian Summit, covering a range of topics on everything from rubber durometer to casing threads per inch. There was one fact in particular that stood out - exactly how Maxxis measures their tires. According to Joel DeMeritt, one of Maxxis' tire design and development engineers, they measure a tire's width when it's inflated to the maximum pressure printed on the sidewall. In some cases, that can be as high as 60 psi for a mountain bike tire, so it's no surprise that the tires can measure a bit smaller than expected when aired up to the pressure most riders use, typically somewhere between 20 – 30 psi.

Tires will also stretch slightly after their initial inflation, so to make sure you achieve as much width as possible it's best to inflate them up to the maximum pressure (or the maximum pressure your rims can handle if that's the lower of the two numbers), and then let them sit overnight before deflating them to your preferred psi.


196 Comments

  • + 408
 Got my hopes up, I read 26" instead of 2.6". Oh well...
  • + 75
 Same here, that is why I even clicked on the article.
  • + 22
 Prepare for massive up propping. I'm with you!
  • + 54
 They are coming out with 26x2.8 versions of the Minion DHF and DHR II check their website. Pinkbike just forgot to mention it...
www.maxxis.com/catalog/tire-541-135-minion-dhr-ii-plus
  • + 90
 Just ride a 29" for few months then 275 will feel like 26.
  • + 24
 @jrocksdh: Ha! Thats too funny. If I do that though, then I won't get to be the curmudgeonly old bastard I love to be!
  • + 3
 @jrocksdh: sacrilege!!
  • + 21
 Dude Maxxis makes so many 26" tires, as do tons of other companies.
  • + 7
 @SintraFreeride: buddys running a pair of the 26x2.8's. they're unreal
  • + 9
 They are releasing the 26x2.8 minions (DHR II and DHF) in April. Real world measurements on those is just a hair over 2.6 on an i30 rim at normal pressure. I'm ordering a few as soon as I am able (soon!).
  • + 4
 @brycepiwek: lol bring it back to '03 with 3.0 tires
  • - 19
flag Golden-G (Mar 9, 2017 at 18:56) (Below Threshold)
 26 is over like VHS. Move on!
  • + 18
 Dead Horse god I love pb emojis
  • + 6
 @Golden-G: You're so right, they've been largely replaced by 27.5... which is actually 650b... which is actually only 584mm rather than 559. The Wheel's basically an inch bigger than "old" 26.

Real world difference is minimal, actual difference is new marketing and a whole load of redundant products on the market.

Hopefully my hardcore hardtail will come back to life with the Minion 26x2.6 DH.
  • + 1
 @nannoo: The harsh reality when nobody's ever actually ridden a bike before, just specified various wrong items that don't work.
  • + 5
 @Kramz: it's also great when those of you who are fine with jumping on whatever change the industry says is coming act like that's the only way. If you actually read above, no one is hating big wheels anymore. That's over. People were hopeful the industry might be providing options to riders as opposed to forcing compliance due to planned obsolescence.
  • + 1
 Ditto
  • + 0
 This always has cracked me up. Maxxis makes 26 tires still. Often these days tire companies are not introducing NEW ones because sales of that tire would quite honestly not be worth the investment. But they still produce 26. So what I don't understand is this - you are content to be on a bike that is a few years old, but perfectly good. But you are not ok with existing tire designs? So you need trendy tires, but not trendy wheels? Educate me on that. 2.5 inch TR 26 inch tires exist for you to buy right now.....so 2.6 got your hopes up for what exactly?
  • + 3
 @DARKSTAR63: for some people its what you can afford. Like me I can afford a set of tires but not a new bike. Bought a 650b f/s frame and moved my 26" parts to it and it rides just fine. When I can afford 650b parts to finish it I will. Also have a 26" HT that I would like to be able to buy new updated tires for. Nothing wrong with wanting updated tires.
  • + 0
 I believe in big wheels. I don't have any quibbles with the theory behind it all, and I even went out and got a 27.5 bike so I could be like everyone else. I like it...but it was never really right until it got a 26 on the back.
  • + 1
 @erlkonig: I agree. I'm running a 26 back but with a bigger tire so overall diameter is about the same. Stiffer and strong rear wheel.
  • + 0
 @brncr6: But they still make the tires.... that's what I'm not understanding.
  • + 1
 @DARKSTAR63: updated technology, seems pretty simple not sure just what it is that you don't understand about that.
  • + 1
 @SintraFreeride: I wonder if it's something to do with a difference in gyroscopic effect between the wheels but a smaller wheel in back always feels like it makes the bike turn really awesome. Makes me want to pedal hard and rip corners and wheelie everything.
  • + 1
 actually on their website there is a 26 2.6 version but i would imagine be a late release due to the lack of 26 out there. I have my hopes as i still have a 26 dh
  • + 0
 @brncr6: Cite the updated technology .... 2.6 instead of 2.5? TR EXO 26 tires are available. You are missing my point entirely. The OP said "when I saw 2.6 I got excited for 26" yet there are plenty of 26 options on the market. I don't understand how you can expect companies to cater fully to a shrinking market forever. I think quite honestly they have done a great job supporting the 26 wheel size.
  • + 1
 @DARKSTAR63: there are a lot of new tires in 650b that have come out in the past few years.
  • + 1
 @erlkonig: I think it's the slighter smaller diameter that allows you to turn better.
  • + 2
 @DARKSTAR63: Of course that a new tire is something to get excited about. It's a crucial component, and also one of the cheapest components, and one that you will be replacing from time to time anyway. So comparatively speaking, what is there to get excited about with something that a: you can't afford and b: doesn't make as much difference as a tire does? Maybe you don't care about tires because you never took them to the limit? You sound like someone with more money than riding abilities, which is the opposite of those looking for top 26" tires for their old machines.
  • + 1
 @DavidGuerra: You are completely missing my lighthearted point. 26 options are bountiful. This has nothing to do with my view on a particular wheel size in any way shape or form. I rode a 26 trail bike until a few months ago.
  • + 80
 Rubber? I don't even know her
  • + 52
 puncture? i'd never...
  • + 22
 @rocky-mtn-gman: Liquor? Not in this century.
  • + 46
 LIquor up front... poker in the rear
  • + 15
 Rectum...durn near killed em!!!
  • + 3
 That one makes no sense
  • + 1
 @fhace1: You've never heard the joke about the little boy at school should saw the 2 dogs and....???
  • + 2
 @fhace1: Rectum (wrecked him)...
  • + 0
 @therealtylerdurden: yeah I get that, but what damn near killed him? Or are we just making commentary on the fact that rectum sounds like wrecked him?
  • + 12
 Does the east coast not have Google yet?

Little Johnnie's teacher asked him how his weekend was.

"Horribly, a car hit my dog in the ass," he said.

She said, "Rectum."

"Wrecked him?" Johnnie said. "Damn near killed him!"
  • + 1
 @therealtylerdurden: I wouldn't really call Asheville "the east coast". People from NY will murder you for less. How old is he? That's a more likely correlation.
  • - 4
flag fhace1 (Mar 9, 2017 at 19:20) (Below Threshold)
 @seburkhardt: I'm plenty old, but I still don't see the correlation behind rectum and damn near killed him.. just a bad joke in my opinion
  • + 2
 @rocky-mtn-gman:

Happy Roman... Gladiator.
  • + 2
 @fhace1: The whole of PB comment section is a bad joke...just role with it.
  • + 1
 Liquor? I just met her...
  • + 1
 @mugglesman: "I am the liquor!"
  • + 1
 @seburkhardt: f*ck New York lol.. AZ is West Coast, y'all are East Coast.
  • + 1
 @therealtylerdurden: isn't AZ land locked? In other words no coastline?
  • + 3
 @Dynex: well, until California sinks.. Yes. Lol. It's still considered a west coast state.. Or at least the west.
  • + 4
 @fhace1: Man...the joke has been told boatloads of ways. If you google it, there are dozens of lead ins.

Basic premise is that the teacher chastises little Johnny for cursing too much. He tells the teacher something hit his dog in the ass, she corrects him so that it's not a curse worse.

Little Johnny is country as FOKK! So rectum is Wrecked um/Wrecked him/them. Johnny thinks the teacher is describing how bad said dog is hurt.

Anyway, somebody buy this guy's Knolly Warden. It's sexy!!!
  • + 52
 2.5 to 2.6... Slow clapping.
  • + 13
 Probably means they are going with a (closer to) real 2.6. The 2.5 is like 2.35 in other brands but in other tires the even diameters seem to be much closer to real
  • + 5
 @j12j: Buddies and I used to run 2.7 DHF/R's in the 26" variety, because as you mention the volumes of those tires were on the smaller size.
  • + 12
 @j12j: It made me laugh when they said you have to inflate them to 60psi to get the full width. Sure that 2.5 minion which barely measures 2.35 is going to suddenly stretch another 0.15...
  • + 17
 Hopefully the 2.6 dhf will be close to the 2.35 M.mary.
  • + 14
 @SintraFreeride: There's a global standards organization European Tire and Rim Testing Organization (ETRTO) that dictates the inflation standards by which all tires are measured. That standard says the tire has to be inflated to the maximum pressure rating indicated on the sidewall for 24 hours before measurement. This is the same group that sets the standard for rim and tire diameters so a 26" (559) tire fits on a 26" (559) rim. It's not perfect, but it's consistent. None of that means companies don't cheat and make tires narrower than they say...and there are manufacturing tolerances for tires and rims that make some tires tight and others loose on the same rims.
  • + 18
 Coming soon from Maxxis, another new and exciting tire size standard, 3.14" x 27.5! Makes the roughest trails easy as pie!
  • + 2
 @SintraFreeride: I think in the past year or so, Maxxis changed the way they measure them. I have a new (NOT WT) 29x2.5 DHF with EXO casing on a 28mm inner rim and the thing is about as wide as my friends 27.5x2.8 with a 35mm inner rim. I have an older 26x2.5 DHF and that's about as wide as my new 2.3 sized Maxxis tires. Every time I look at my new 2.5, I think it's labelled wrong. The new 29x2.35 DHF I have (the 29x2.5 won't fit in my DVO Diamond safely, 3mm clearance) is tiny, but the same width as the 26er.
  • + 4
 My High Roller II 2.4 on my DH is smaller than my Rocket Ron 2.25 on my xc. 1300 grammes for such a narrow tire is pure BS IMO...
  • + 4
 @TyreGuy: Maxxis has a poor track record of lying to customers about their tire widths. Though their new 2.4 tires are true to size.
  • + 2
 @SintraFreeride: I always inflate my tyres to 70psi after fitting to make them seat properly, I leave them for a few mins then let them down, my maxxis tyres measure the exact width they should from the tip of the side knobs on each side...
  • + 0
 @SintraFreeride: 2.5 inch is 63mm 2.35 is 59.5mm that's less than two mm etherside who can seriously notice? Also my 2.5 minions measures 2.5 exactly.
  • + 4
 2.6 DHFS and DHR2s are something I was waiting for. Finally I'll be able to have Maxxis tyres with Schwalbe 2.35 volume.
  • + 2
 @thenotoriousmic: I notice because I run Schwalbe tires which measure EXACTLY what they are! I would love to run a Shorty but only if it measures AT LEAST 60mm. Perhaps the new Shorty 2.5W measures over 60mm...
  • + 1
 @SintraFreeride: Im running the 2.5 shorty Wt, it has significantly more volume and makes the shorty a much better all round tyre.
  • + 2
 @Canadmos: Me to and there was a time we rode Michelin comp 32 2.8".
They became "obsolete" cause they were "too big"!
The trend was to skinnier tires.
When I started racing, some people were riding with Nokian's Gazzalodi 3.0" !
  • + 1
 @SintraFreeride: I run a minion dhf , dhr2 and a hr2 and they are exactly the width they're supposed to be:
  • + 38
 I read 26", I was in an immeasurable joy.
  • + 34
 Maxxis does still make a wide range of 26" tires - they even came out with a 26" version of the relatively new Minion SS.
  • + 29
 @mikekazimer: Stop that! They need this in their life, if there's no 26" cry out what is there left to live for!?
  • + 6
 Yep I need them in my life too, just to ride
  • + 1
 @mikekazimer: Yeah just ordered the 26" Minion SS !! after reading your post! was waiting since last year ...
  • + 2
 @BuddyBuddy: 26" Aggressor and 26" Tomahawk are also on the menu for aggressive trail riding tires.
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: Yes, just checked it. The aggressor looks also pretty good. I am normally riding the Ardent as a rear tire. My trails, that I am riding 90% are more in loose conditions, and often wet. We have nothing dusty and rocky here. So what is better in the rear? Ardent , aggressor or Tomahawk? Looks like they are a bit in the same range!? In front I like to have the Shorty or when dry always the Minion DHF.
  • + 1
 @BuddyBuddy: Also ordered the 26" Minion SS... let me guess, you ordered them at your buddys from Aachen? No dealer has them in stock, Maxxis HQ Germany told me they are in stock... will be a long history Big Grin
  • + 22
 i really don't get why there's not much new for 26, there's still tens of thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of people out there still riding 26, and they all have money to spend on tyres and parts, sure the bike brands want you to buy new bikes, but aftermarket parts could be a killing for anyone making them. but then again i'm just a grumpy sod who finds planned obsolescence, and innovation for innovation's sake really bloody annoying.
  • + 0
 I see relatively few 26" DH left at parks in NA, and those that I do see are older and probably not owned by the type of person who spends lots of money on new parts.

In a couple of years you won't even be able to buy normal width tires...
  • + 17
 Imagine if Maxxis had data on how many tyres of each size they were selling?
  • + 13
 Not JUST annoying....My 2013 AM/Enduro bike was over $5000. My 2015 DH bike was an almost $8000 build and both are 26" ...and now I am being told by people who are buying into this crap that my bikes are obsolete? So frustrating.
  • + 3
 lol you think there are only tens of thousands on 26"? are you nuts?
  • + 5
 @nvranka: i was being conservative.
  • + 24
 I would like a set of these tires for my 26"
  • + 22
 2.6 Maxxis = 2.4 Schwalbe
  • + 21
 Idk new wt 2.5s are really big. I think true to size now.
  • + 15
 Just mounted WT DHF 2.5 29 two days ago and can confirm that they measure exactly 2.5 inches.
  • + 1
 @ibishreddin:
I think 2.5 maxxis = 2.35 Schwalbe
  • + 3
 @gbeaks33: rim internal width?
  • + 2
 @justwan-naride: '17 Stan's Flow MK3, 30mm internal, I think? Wide but not crazy wide.
  • + 5
 Similar to @ibishreddin, I've mounted up some 29x2.5 WT DHF and Shorties on i35 rims....they're 2.5" wide after initial stretching. To get full tire volume quickly, let them stretch for at least 24 hours, and put them in the sun on a warm day for an hour and they pretty much grow straight to full size.
  • + 14
 @m-t-g: have you tried watering them ?
  • + 7
 @pigman65: Lol. You mean add some dampening?
  • + 4
 Been riding 27.5x2.5 DHF on Stan's Flow mk3 and they measure 2.5 exactly at 30 psi.
  • + 0
 They've always been true to size. People go through 2.3 to 2.5 and expect to be riding a fat bike when really there's only 4mm difference between the two.
  • + 1
 2.6 Maxxis=2.35 Kenda
  • + 16
 Looking forward on their 2.75 range.
  • + 11
 Personally I'm waiting for 2.68675 but I don't think that will be for a few more years.
  • + 2
 @seraph: Cheeky. I never really worried about bike parts until recently, and man is it a maximum headache. I guess you just have to think, out of billions of people, there's going to be a butt load that can make their own spokes say, so instead of finding "THE" spokes for your bike, you should just find "A" spokes for your bike(within reason), because otherwise your whole life will go by.
  • + 13
 What's old is now new again - things go full circle. When I started racing DH everyone had Intense 3.0's with a meaty HUGE DH tubes.
  • + 7
 When you have a session to explain your measuring technique, you know you have issues. As I've stated in the past on Pb, the wide variances in actual vs. stated sizes is not good for the consumer or the tire brands. In fairness, Maxxis chimed in last time I made this comment but I left that exchange as confused as ever. Clearly I'm not the only one when they have a dedicated session at their launch to explain it...
  • + 12
 "Why are you 2.4 tyres not 2.4" "well you see you have over inflate them till they are literally about to explode and then measure them" oh well that makes perfect sense :/
  • + 7
 Plus sized tires went from 3.0 to 2.6. 2.6 being the least bouncy most preferred size. I can't wait for the 2.4 plus tire, even less bounce, stronger side wall and lighter.
  • + 5
 Maxxis tyre sizing isn't consistent between rim sizes.
If you want to know the actual width of a Maxxis tyre look at the metric numbers moulded into the sidewall, not the imperial ones printed on it. A 26 x 2.5 is 559-55 so 55mm wide (2.17") A 27.5 x 2.5 is 584-63 so 63mm wide (2.48").
Metric System for the win!
  • + 1
 Casing or tread? Critical thinking ftw!
  • + 2
 Bah. Didn't read your comment properly. Reading comprehension,ftw!
  • + 4
 Why is even remotely nessesary to post some long math equation when talking about mtb tires? However a tire company comes up with their tire width size, is irrealavent. If you buy , say, a Maxxis 2.5 Dhf, and mount it, and its clearly closer to 2.35 at best.... than it aint a 2.5 tire, regardless of it saying "2.5" on it. Still a great tire, but Maxxis logic is a bust.
  • + 4
 27.5x2.6 Maxxis tires have been available for a long time, just look for the 2.8 on the sidewall.
These 2.4 tires are not really news since Schwalbe figured out how to make a 2.35 (measured and labeled) years ago.

We should be thankful that the rampant tire mislabeling in this segment is only in width and not diameter...which would totally screw us all.
  • + 4
 If Maxxis have a super-science way of measuring tyre widths, how come there's so much variance?
Ie there are tyres in their own line up that are clearly not the same size, yet both claim to be
  • + 0
 The metric system...
  • + 1
 @ReformedRoadie: oh yes, like 26" or 29" wheels. Makes sooo much sense! Big Grin
  • + 1
 @WAKIdesigns: Pulp Fiction? Nevermind...
  • + 6
 "Tubeless ready"? I've been running 60a Maxxis DH tires tubeless for 4 years or so. Not much issue
  • + 6
 I am a bit confused also. Weren't the minions tubeless ready already?! What is the difference?
  • + 9
 @MTB-Colada: Our EXO and DD lineups have been Tubeless Ready for years but this is new for the DH lineup.

We understand that many riders have successfully set up our DH tires tubeless, we are unable to warranty them if any problems arise due to a change in compound to resist corrosion from sealant. This new construction provides a much more reliable hook on the rim and will hold better in the longrun due to a full factory warranty.
  • + 5
 Unless I missed it, some sort of release date besides "over the next 6 months" would be nice.
  • + 2
 In between regular and plus size? I thought plus was between regular and fat. Before the term plus was introduced, we'd just call that regular. Then still, at what width did plus start actually? So confusing! Just state the claimed width and we'll go with that. Approximate is good enough, as long as it clears your fork and frame when you carve a turn. At the end of the day, all that matters is the tire contact patch and there is much more that affects that than just the width of a freely suspended inflated and mounted tire. Especially at max pressure! Tire height, casing, pressure, probably even whether you have Huck Norris installed could give two tires with equal width a different contact patch. It is like going all picky over the chainstay length of an unsprung full suspension bike. It doesn't make sense. So no one does that, right? Right?
  • + 3
 We're calling the inbetween size, Wide Trail. 2.4-2.6" tires designed around a 30-35mm inner rim width and providing higher volumes for riders who want the comfort and traction without any of the undamped spring characteristics that larger tires may have.
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: Thanks for the response! So actually 2.4" on a rim with an inner width of 30mm is already wide trail? Then I've been on the band wagon for years now Smile . Or are these tires actually structurally different from say a 2.4" Nobby Nic (which is what I'm running in 26", sorry no Maxxis currently)?
  • + 3
 @vinay: Moving forward our 2.4-2.6" tires will be designed around 35mm inner width rims with a Wide Trail tire profile to ensure proper performance on the wide rims.

Older 2.4" tires will square off on such wide rims as they were mostly designed around 21-25mm inner rim widths. Basically you end up with sideknobs that point up rather than out and do not provide adequate cornering support when you lean the bike over.
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: Cool, I'll try some of these then. I indeed don't quite like the squaring off but I felt 2.4" tires roll off the rim too much when mounted to 21mm rims (inner width). So that's why I went up in rim width. Cheers and thanks for clearing this up Smile !
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: Does the 2.5" DHF 3C TR DD work well with 27.5mm internal width rims? Or is this simply made for 35mm rims?
  • + 5
 I've been using the DH casing DHF tubeless for a year now. What's the difference for Tubeless ready?
  • + 4
 Have the same question.
  • + 5
 me too, no problems setting up tubeless. it looks like the only difference is that it's folding bead
  • + 3
 I have dhf 26x2.5 lust tubeless folding tires, they made them years ago, doesn't say dh casing on them but they weigh 1100 grams. I think they just worked on making them better for sealant.
  • + 9
 Another logo on the sidewall so you can sidewall hate others who have less logos making their tired inferior.
  • + 4
 Tubeless Ready bead profile on wire-bead and folding-bead constructions along with a sealant compatible rubber. We understand that many people have run our older tires tubeless with sealant but occasionally you may experience blowoffs due to the incorrect bead profile or tire blisters due to the sealant delaminating casing layers.

These new DH/TR tires will carry a full warranty when used tubeless and match the performance and reliability of the rest of our TR line.
  • + 1
 So there are accurate numbers for the pressure at which the tire has to be measured at. Fine. What about the width of the rim? Why do we need sites like reifenbreidtendatabank.de to look up how wide a certain tire will be on a certain rim width. Just give me a table of that Maxxis (and Schwalbe and Conti and Vittoria and Michelin and all of you)
  • + 1
 I'm running standard 27,5x2,5 DH Casing Shorty/DHR II in a tubeless setup with Stan's No tubes Flow MK 3 rims. Works just fine, albeit with a little more tubeless milk.
Where the news?
2,6 = 7% more volume- ok.
I guess progress really is incremental.
Will I buy them? - Yes, IF they're not 1,5x the price of what I'm running now.
  • + 1
 I used to ride continental barons in 26" and I loved them.
Loads of grip, cheap and bomb proof.

Now I've got a new fnagled 650b and my stock Michelin's are not far from death.

I want that same feeling I got from my barons, does macxis or anyone do something similar?
  • + 1
 Continental makes the Der Baron 2.4 650b they are less expensive than maxxis tires, and the black chilli compound is unrivaled in durability.
  • + 2
 2.5" TR DH casing DHF / DHR II in SuperTacky setup tubeless -- gonna give that a run in the bike park this summer after my Magic Marys are due for replacement.
  • + 1
 Nowadays there are some real big hitting 29er bikes available so I really hoped for some sturdy Double Down 29er tires. I guess i have to stay with Schwalbe in front and Spesh on the rear wheel... Frown
  • + 1
 We have 29er DD tires available in the Minion DHF, Minion DHRII, Shorty, High Roller II, Minion SS, Tomahawk, and Griffin. Lots of options and dont hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about what may work best for you.
  • + 2
 @Maxxis: that's good news! In Germany you won't find them in the popular online shops.
  • + 4
 thicc
  • + 3
 thees are gunna look sweet on my 28"er
  • + 4
 26" one please
  • + 1
 so 2.6 inches means they're actually 2.4 inches right?
Wish they all used the same measurement standards, not the whatever-makes-it-sound-like-it-will-sell.
  • + 2
 I keep hoping and wishing that Maxxis would cone out with a 2.4 highroller 2 in 29 WT. The 2.3 just does not do it.
  • + 3
 going to hold my breath until the 26 versions come out
  • + 4
 hope you still breathin next year....their killing it
  • + 1
 @SintraFreeride: Those have an ETRTO of 71...a Magic Mary in 26x2.50 has a 64. I bet these 2.60 maxxis tires are in the mid 60 range as well. A 2.40 26" dhr II, for example, is at 61. A 2.50 26" dhf is 55....can't maxxis just make a 61-64 dhf so I dont have to run a dhr II in the front. The dhf is hands down my favorite front tire in 650b.
  • + 2
 If I only had a 7% difference in tire volume, then I wouldn't be so slow...
  • + 3
 Hope to see this in 26".. hopeful, though doubtful :/
  • + 1
 endless moaning about numbers on a maxxis thread shock horror. FFS just pick the biggest one and ride . thay all work who cares of its got some random numbers on the side.
  • + 1
 anyone got any info on if the 2.6 tires have a recommended rim with, such as the 35mm for the WT tires.
  • + 1
 Our 2.60 tires fully utilize our WT design and are optimized around a 35mm inner rim width but work well on 30-35mm rims. Narrower rims will shrink the tire down a few millimeters and round the profile but these all measure true to size on 35mm inner rim widths.
  • + 2
 Can't they bring back the super tacky Ardents
  • + 1
 What's availability on the 2.6's? Between now and next 6 months is a little vague.
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: will the Highroller 2 be available in WT DD in 2.5 or 2.6 widths for 27.5?
  • + 1
 2.50WT High Roller II and Aggressor models will be available this fall for 27.5 and 29 wheels. Thanks for asking!
  • + 2
 What's really in everyone's mind is how much $$$?!
  • + 1
 I always thought they measured the diameter of the tire when inflated; whatever, once you go mary you never go back! Haha
  • + 1
 Oops, i mean circumference. But i could be won back, how do you explain the difference between maxxis and schwalbe sizing if your measuring the diamter, at any reasonable pressure. 60 psi isnt gonna close the gap between your 2.5 and theirs.
  • + 2
 Where are the 650b hookworms? Need those asap!
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 Please sir, me gusta 26" por favor
  • + 1
 Just left maxxis website, no tubeless ready minions in any width for 26". Someone please enlighten me
  • - 2
 "In some cases, that can be as high as 60 psi for a mountain bike tire, so it's no surprise that the tires can measure a bit smaller than expected when aired up to the pressure most riders use, typically somewhere between 20 – 30 psi. "

What a ridiculous statement. Tires are not stretchy, they are not inner tubes, in fact the opposite applies, they are reinforced specifically to prevent stretching.

You might see 1mm(0.04in) change in width at most between 20 and 60psi.
  • + 0
 They definitely are stretchy what with them being being tires and made from rubber and everything. I've had to let pressure out of my tires on my bmx before to stop rubbing after a hard sideways landing quite a few times.
  • + 4
 Tires definitely stretch at higher pressure as the casing relaxes. We regularly see tires grow a 2-3mm after the first 24 hours of inflation at the max pressure the rim or tire allows (always use the lower of these two numbers).

Beads are reinforced to prevent stretch and ensure reliability over the life of the tire.
  • + 1
 is a folding dh casing as strong in terms of resistance as a wire bead? I weigh 200 pounds...


@Maxxis:
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 @maxxis : is a folding dh casing as strong in terms of resistance as a wire bead? I weigh 200 pounds... thanks!
  • + 1
 Yes! There's no difference in the casing construction other than the bead material.
  • + 2
 have they not had UST DH casings for years?
  • + 1
 Since 2009 if I remember correctly.
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 @thenotoriousmic: Since 2005 I think... I had ust minions 2.5 and ust HRs 2.5 and 2.35 back in 2006-2007, super tacky and maxxpro compounds. There was a softer compound also 40a called "slow reezay".
  • + 4
 UST is different than our TR construction. UST by design is a dry tubeless setup, meant to hold air without the use of liquid sealant and typically much heavier than a TR tire due to additional butyl lining in the tire for air retention.
  • + 2
 @Maxxis: yeah, that's what I figured. But I just found it odd, about a decade after tubeless (TR) became commercialized, its only now available on the dh casings. I always added a sealant, homemade or otherwise, to my UST tires. Never had a problem. Of course tread and side knobs were long gone before a problem would show, anyway...
  • + 1
 Cool...I'll order a pair, hopefully they come in time for 2018.
  • + 1
 make a 2.5 2.6 2.7 2.8 studded tire for my mojo 3 please
  • + 1
 Its June 2018 and cant find these 2.6 DH casing tires anywhere.
  • + 0
 I love that people are all whingey about the fact they thought they saw 26". Unlucky.
  • + 1
 Any more options coming in Wide Tire?
  • + 1
 dammit maxxis roll out tan walls in beefier casings than exo.
  • + 1
 Sounds great until they show you the weight and it's 17 kilos
  • + 2
 Where's the 24"?
  • + 1
 Wheres the "enduro" casing? something between DH an AM
  • + 8
 That would be the Double Down casing, and it's an option for most of Maxxis' more aggressive tires.
  • + 1
 @mikekazimer: @maxxistires Where are the expanded lineup of DD 29er tires?
  • + 2
 @nicolai12: yeah DD is cool. But I need the casing to be called "Enduro" so I know its Enduro approved.
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 @Pmrmusic26: oh, is that like mountain biking? I have no idea how people run EXO tires without flatting. I think that they could expand their DD lineup to slightly wider to match the slightly wider rims available. Maybe Sea Otter?
  • + 1
 @nicolai12: If it's an aggressive tire in our lineup, we'll have it available in 29er DD construction. This covers the Griffin, Minion SS, Minion DHF, Minion DHRII, High Roller II, and Tomahawk.
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: Hey all, thanks for the reply! Looking forward to the new DHR II DD 2.4WT and the DHF DD 2.4 or 2.5 in DD. I'm on a Magic Mary Supergravity want to get back to Maxxis stuff! Cheers
  • + 1
 Was really hoping for a somewhat wider aggressor...Am disappointed.
  • + 1
 Turn that frown upside down. There's a chance you may not be disappointed by the time you need a new rear tire.
  • + 1
 @Maxxis: this is great news.
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 @Maxxis: Is there any chance to know the month the 2.5 DD Agressor will be available from US distributors this fall? I am hoping before the last week of September!
  • + 1
 @eriv: where in the world are the 29 DD tires in 2.4 or 2.5. I have to buy Schwalbe....@Maxxis please make something happen. G. Minnaar has a new 29 tire, but even a old model with updated specs wold be sweet!
  • + 1
 Figures. Last night i just bought a 2.5wt dhf and a 2.4wt dhr
  • + 1
 Get them?
Curious on actual size.
  • + 1
 @b1k35c13nt15t:

I bet i could fit 2.6s. These WTs weren't as massive as i expected. Im only riding 30.5mm internal rims tho
  • + 1
 @UtahBikeMike: Yeah, I'm going to wait for some Terrene or WTB 2.6-2.8 29" tires. My 2.35 Vee Rubbers measure 2.5 on my 40mm rim. I just need more knob width to protect my sidewalls.
  • + 1
 That tire is phat...
  • - 1
 Buying them! I hope they arrive to Europe before June.

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