Maxxis 2011 Minion DHR

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2 Reviews for 2011 Minion DHR

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 This is the review for the DHR II
I am running DHR-IIs front and rear on my Santa Cruz Nomad, and these tires are absolutely unbelievable! I am running the front tire backwards for more grip (by recommendation of my LBS), and it seems to be working great! I am riding on rocks, hardpack, and hard pack with loose gravel on top, and I have not washed out even once yet (then again I only have 2 rides). But know that on the downhills I can keep up or pass the guys who have been riding the same trails for a decade. The front mounted backwards works great! If you look at the tread, the center treads are pointed like a pyramid, and the sides have the "L" for every other knob. The pyramid works like an arrow, and helps the tire to roll better. I am assuming these "L" knobs were made this way to save weight as well as grip better on the gas (pedaling) while slightly leaned over. However, when mounting backwards for the front tire, the center tread are an upside down pyramid, so this makes them stop even better! at a sacrifice of course, because as they won't roll as nice. The "L's" on the side knobs are reversed so for the corners you should roll even better. At extreme lean angles, there is no difference between mounting forward or backwards because the surface areas of knobs are the same. I wish we could upload pics to our posts so I can give visuals!
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flag Erich-von-Cartmann (Jul 23, 2015 at 11:38)
 Should add more details on the tires, that my review was for the folding tire Maxxis Minion DHR II EXO 3C, 2.3", 650B
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 lots of grip super tacky big good tred rip the earth up and makes your bike feel like a monster look great ride great great makee
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Maxxis 2011 Minion DHR (MSRP $0) — The Minion DHR was designed to meet the demands of extreme conditions and rough terrain. Designed by our European racing development effort. The DHR features ramped knobs with the channels in the knobs designed for braking and accelerating.

Specifications Compare to other Tires

Weight 700-825 g
Tire Width 2.35
Diameter 26"
Riding Genre All Mountain
Bead Type Wire/Foldable
Bead Type - there are two main types. Kevlar/Folding Bead (lighter and ca be folded so riders can put them in their jersey pocket or hydration pack incase they rip their sidewall) and Wire/Steel Bead (heavier, cheaper, not as strong or portable, and more difficult to mount on a rim).
Rubber Durometer 60
Rubber Durometer - is the measurement used by the rubber industry to identify a the harness of rubber. This is important as the tire's durometer effects the grip, how fast the tire will wear, and if the knobs on a tire flex.


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