Maxxis Minion DHF

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 Cannot go wrong,great tire! I continue to purchase these for DH/Free-riding. I've yet to find a tire that will corner in all elements as well as these do. I would not however run a minion for a rear tire. I found with jumping big it really hammers the outside tread. Stick with a minion in the front and a highroller for the rear I promise you will not be disappointed!
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 Great front tyre
haven't tried sticking one of these on the back yet, mine will be staying firmly on the front.
Loads of grip in the dry and it is very predictible in the wet, i run a 2.7 on my big hit and 2.3 on my hardtail and i can fault them, the kevlar bead is a bit loose on my hardtail and sometimes buldges, but it can be fixed quickly if there is a pump to hand
like this tyre don't think i would use anything else on the front of any of my bikes
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 Fitted on the front of my specialized hardrock, mainly riding uk trailcentre routes. the tyre is awesome up front, provides loads of grip under braking, corner grip inspires confidence. i use a 60a on the front and it has no issues with rocks/roots/loose ground and hardpack. I doubt i will ever use anything else for the foreseeable future.
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 came on my bike havnt had a problem with them and feel realy grippy where it needs to be. not to much grip that it diggs into the ground. They are not that good at coping with the Xc side of things. more a downhill freeride tire. goes rad with the minion dhr. these are the tires i roll and are definatly up for the gnarly rocks and roots. but they dont dig into the sections that have jumps and berms. I recomend this tire for DH or freeride and maby a bit of XC.
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 Amazing grips and control this tyre gives you. Probably one of the most used downhill or freeride tyre. Maxxis is also has made other great tyres for other styles of riding

If your looking for a good grippy and controlled downhill tyre buy the Maxxis Minion!
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 I bought this tyre last year after reading all the positive reveiws everywhere i went. Usually when this happens you just get a load of disappointment with a porduct that everyone thinks is good just because of what it is. However the this tyre i can safley say i am not disappointed. I have put it though every weather condition that exsists, form ice to snow, gloopy mud, sand and dusty clay. The tyre has performed suprimely thoughout. The grip that it gives is perfect, in any conditions. Not once have i had it side out or wash out, even in the face of heavy mud or sand. This product is totally worth the money and it will last for a very long time to come.
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 i run 2.5s cant really compare to anything cause so far ive only ran minions, lost of grip i run a dhf in front and back works great probly gona try a 2.7 in the front a 2.5 in the back when its time for new ones,they have held up pretty good i usually ride every day for a few hours and my rear is finally starting to get worn but hey ive been using them for the past 2 months or so i cant complain.
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 nice grippy tire!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Great tire especially the sticky ones, if you ride a lot more street here and there they have a 60a like a holy rollers which are a lot more hard so they don't wear down as fast. I ride these and the holy rollers. I'll never ride anything else but Maxxis on my bikes.
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 all time favorite tire!!.....
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 Super grippy tires.
The faster you go the better they are.
I run a hard roller on the back (90 i think) and a 60a st (super tacky)on the front both 2.5's on my free ride bike and there real quick. (I reckon they work best on soft-hard mud and loose pack/sand).

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 I bought this tyre last year after reading all the positive reveiws everywhere i went. Usually when this happens you just get a load of disappointment with a porduct that everyone thinks is good just because of what it is. However the this tyre i can safley say i am not disappointed. I have put it though every weather condition that exsists, form ice to snow, gloopy mud, sand and dusty clay. The tyre has performed suprimely thoughout. The grip that it gives is perfect, in any conditions. Not once have i had it side out or wash out, even in the face of heavy mud or sand.

This product is totally worth the money and it will last for a very long time to come.
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 Buy only 40 / 42a for dh. 60 and 70 really sux I got 40 and 60 and diffrence is big.
On 40a I never get snake and tires always stick to ground. 60a just sux ;/ I got on it some snakes, and its just not for dh. I have one crash becouse of this tire...
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 Best front tyre that you'll ever have for a downhill bike. It tracks really well... I mean after all these years of hundreds of tyres out there and this is used everywhere still!!!! You should always change your tyres often... But this one will last for quite a while if you want it to.
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 I'm running these in 2.7's, which seems a little outlandish for some people, but I couldn't be more stoked. These tires grip and rip like no other. Super grippy for the downhill that always has changing conditions. They are soft so they will wear out if you are doing any sort of touring, but if you are just ripping single track that is loose or hard, or muddy, the Minions are the way to go. Best all around tire for sure.
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 These tyres, although some consider to be over-used by the masses, not necessarily knowing or caring what tyres are on their bike...are very, very good all round dh tyres. They over great grip, in the most extreme weather conditions.. and give the rider a great amount of confidence in the speeds possible to go, whilst maintaining grip. They are not so gripy that they are inefficient in allowing the rider to carry speed..and not so smooth that washing out is inevitable..they are just perfect. I use these most if not all year round, give or take atleast once a week in the winter and upto four times in the summer and they are great and have lasted a good 9 months so far, with not alot of tread wear, through some awfulo conditions and the generally crap engish weather of autumn/ winter. Rant over, basically i would recommend these good value, effective tyres.
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 best. tire. ever. they grip like you wounldn't believe, are super predictable, and roll quite well for a DH tire. only downside i can think of is they don't work too well in mud, but then again, that's what swamp things are for.....
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 Sweet Tire, corners great and hooks up really well. Also works good as a back tire, but then your drifts might not be as smooth because it slides the hooks up a bit then slides a bit more, then hooks up again... A super good buy though, And if you live in Canada go to MEC to get your tires, they're really cheep there and they usually have a pretty descent selection of DH tires. (Including this one.)
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 This is an amazing front tire! It grips any time you need it to and has way less rolling resistance than most other tires. Also, it last a real long time if your on a tight budget. Get it. Youll never go back to any other tire!
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 Great winter tyre / all-round DH tyre, loads of grip and haven't slipped once - however be prepared to get some tree-trunk like calves, as the grip is way too much to cycle on road to the trails! It's just as good as a rear tyre as well.
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 I used it with a tube and tubeless, and they both work great, I even used it on rear wheel and it also works great, but, to get maximum performance you should use it on your front wheel, tubeless, with low pressure. ... Considering the price, durability, puncture/snake bite protection, multi-terrain performance, I give this tire five stars.
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 dispite buying this tire and putting it on the back with the ST 40a rezzay compund it performed well but didnt last long with the breaking and the power from the pedals but it was a good tire while it lasted but get the harder compounds if you want to put this tire on the rear(dispite the fact its a front it still works well!!)
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 Awesome tyre, i run the EXO 2.5 version on my 160mm AM/trail bike and they are perfect for what i want. slightly heavy on the ups but absolutely rails corners on the downs and gives confidence constantly.
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 I've had these for almost two years now and they are still going strong (and they have had a lot of work!) the tread patterns never let you down on corners and they work well on the front and the back.
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 Great solid tyre! I would defo buy these again. Great price for such a fantastic price! I have a 60a and it hasnt worn down in 6months of use! gives loads of grip! Top end tyre!
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 good in any condition (not as good as swampthings or wetscreams in the wet obviously and roll slower than high rollers) but awesome if you only want to run one pair of tyres and dont want to change them all the time...
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 best tyre i have had
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 This is a great tire. Get the 3C compound tire if you ride any kind of drops or downhill. Used to get a lot of pinch flats with the standard Minion but after getting the 3C the problems ended.
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 Best tires i've ever run. Front and rear, corners super good, rolls decently fast. Hooks up in pretty much any conditions. I run mine in the neighborhood of 20-25 psi and don't have problems with pinchflatting at all.
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 I use this tires for local freeride in 2.5 and single ply. Way better grip than my Continental Diesel in dry as well as wet conditions. They weigh about 850g and i never had a flat one till now.
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 Where to start? I got the 60a and they work an absolute treat in pretty mucha ll conditions, I rarely slide out in wet and I rarely loose grip in dry, and the rolling resistance is excellent compared Kenda and WTB knoblys!!
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 so grippy in the damp or the dry, 2.5 on my dh bike works a treat, although on the really sloppy stuff is the only place i tend to change to a mud tyre, overall a good allrounder Smile
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 its got really godd tractionnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
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 Came on my bike,i love thous tires they are very stable at almost all terrains,they are DH/FR tires easy to handle.I'm using front and rear of this model.I can easy say that thous are one hell of a tires!
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 Great tire drifts well great grip when you want it can run it at really low psi, I run at 20psi with the 2.7 and eats any ground under it well recommend it for most extreme riding.
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 just amazing. PERIOD. so get them. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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 best tire I had, get the Triple Compound or Super Tacky, it's stick on anything in any conditions. I like the 2.5 for faster response and it can take hard hit without flating out.
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 perfect front tire gives you great traction going to turns without front wheel slide or wash complimented real well with high roller on rear
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 Grips to everything, especially good in mud. Super thick walls prevent any punctures. I've also had barely had any wear on the treads after a season of use.
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 Havent had a problem, loving them, Im running the 60A MaxxPro compound with a High Roller DH on the rear. Would recomend to anyone Smile
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 Super predictable and reliable, everything you need from a front tyre. Lasts ages in the Maxxpro compound and great for wet rocks or roots in the Super Tacky compound
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 NIce tacky feeling when your rippin the hills gave me more control and comfort in many different areas of the hills from berms to gnarly drops
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 I'm running the DHF 42a UST 2.5 front and back, pretty sick tires so far. No complaints. A little tight going on the rim (EX823s) but they are USTs so it's expected.
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 Excellent downhill tire! Eats up loose pack, rocks, and roots no problem. Had mine for so long they started to dry rot. Incredible grip until the final run.
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 Best. Tyre. Ever.

Grips like hell, predictable when drifting, relatively round profile, strong sidewalls.

Shame they don't make the 2.5" single ply anymore.
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 GOOD TIRE, 3C WORKS THE BEST! WORKS GREAT IN ANY ROCK GARDEN, LOOSE CONDITIONS.I RUN A 26 X 2.7 FRONT AND 26 X 2.5 MINION IN THE REAR
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 the best keeping of line Smile this tire is just perfect ...I use this tire on a rear wheel too and it is good Smile better than Minion DHR
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 I have never felt so confident and sure in a pair of tires. It can't handle deep mud, the Wetscream and the Swampthing are made for those, but the DHF just trumps them all.
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 Great tyre, light and endless grip! Even on a wet trail it hooks to the ground really nice. Till now it never let me down even in the snow!
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 absolut brute of a tire, have this tire on front and rear has so much grip,plus i have a nail in the rear and it still holds psi
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 the 3C's are my tire of choice. They are tacky, and can withstand some incredible impacts without going flat. Worth the extra money.
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 Has to be the best Grip to Wear quality on the market. Burly, reliable, stable feeling tire. If you've never ridden this tire, you're missing out.
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 Fairly tacky keeps my front wheel wheel right where I want it to be. Been riding the same ones for almost eight months and have had no holes are flats.
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 nice tire it bites hard but it has a dead drifty zone in the channel
If you really lean your bike over these are decent tires
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 fast, easy rolling, amazing grip, also on muddy conditions, with 2-ply walls it's very hard to bite tube. Can be also used as rear tire
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 Maja maly opor toczenia i mozna nimi jezdzic zarowno po asfalcie jak i w terenie. zapewniaja dobra przyczepnosc na wilgotnej sypkiej nawieżchni i piachu.
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 Great design with very little rolling resistance. Sticks to the trail like you wouldn't believe. Never had any puncture or pinch flats with them.
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 Grippy, last surprisingly long for a Downhill tyre, looks the bussiness, and doesnt brake the bank when buying it! 100% recomended for Downhill
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 Only choice for couple of years. Using it in front and as a backtire too. great grip and corners better than any other tire I've tried.
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 this tyre grips very well in all kind of dirt u can find in a dh track and for whet and loose conditions just cut the minions and it will be fine
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 best stiky tire for dry condition around no doub ( I run the 2.7 3c compound in front) but forget it if you run muddy trail cuz it will just slide
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 i put a hole in my 2.5 minion my 2nd ride on the tire. kinda weak in rocks gardens. great in loam and clay, dry and wet conditions . roles fast and pedals easy for a dh tire.
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 Best front tire i have ever used. Bites really well. Good in almost all conditions. 3C compound is great. If your looking for a new front tire look no further
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 the best tires ive ever had super grippy and not to heavy.also the sidewalls are pretty strong never had a pinch flat
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 it works great in all weathers, sticks like glue in dry which is it s purpose. Dont run it when wet as it slips
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 personally my favourite tyre to run on my dh bike pritty much all year round on hard pack/intermediate tracks
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 These work great have them on my Giant Glory. Super gripy and they just feel great overall. Lets hope they last long.
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 This product is great! The manufacturer 'Maxxis' is definately the best tire for downhill or freeride.
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 best tire ive ever had ... grabs everything hooks up good on any terrain, and made from great compound.
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 i love this tire i used to be sliding all over the place with my nevagal so i gat maxxis and i have never sliddin out since
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 BEST DH tire wdvefvebeb abadfbadgbve fbadfbvadfbadfbadfb ewraergaewrfvdfabvabbhart sadfbadfbad gwergaer v
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 Sticks to any terrain like glue. Once you try them you will never want any other tire again. Best tire you can buy. Period
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 This is very good tire, hold very strong on base but clearing is very quickly .....................................
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 Always keeps you on track, 42 compound enough 4 the season, upcomming season again I'll buy new I thnik I'm an addict
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 This tire is amazing! It performs great in soft, dry, muddy, slippy and rocky terrain. Even on asphalt!
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 Best tyre out there for most conditions, grippy as, could notice the difference on my first ride, don't use anything else Wink
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 A perfect tyre for DH. A lot of grip on dry land and also good in muddy conditions. I liked it a lot.
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 mam obie oponki .. z przodu mam 26x2,7 a z tyłu 26x2,5.. i jestem zachwycony przyczepnością dzięki nim
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 Super Grippy in most conditions feels very confident on the front! Rather slow rolling on hardpack but very grippy.
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 Have run one set of these tires in whistler for over two months and had no problems with them, what more need I say?
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 Got the 2.5 super tacky double ply, it has amazing grip!! You never loose the front wheel in a curve!
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 Sick tires , love them not much to say about them , I would recommend them to anyone who downhills , very sticky
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 I love these tires, they rail corners and drift very predictably. They kick the shit out of the nevegals I used to use
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 Best tires for downhill, hands down. A little hard to get on, but super tacky and have great rolling resistance.
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Maxxis Minion DHF (MSRP $53) — Designed for the often loose and muddy conditions of the NORBA downhill series, the Minion DHF incorporates ramped knobs for low rolling resistance and channel-cut knobs to increase gripping edges, giving straight-line control and precise cornering. Depending on course conditions, DHF works well front and rear or as a front paired with DHR. Directional, ramped knob design - front or rear Hardpack, loose-over-hardpack, medium soil Lightweight single ply casing available 3C Triple Compound Technology in 26x2.50 (TB74265500) and 26x2.70 (TB74319400)

Specifications Compare to other Tires

Price $53
Weight 1330 - 1380 g
Tire Width 2.5 / 2.7
Diameter 26"
Riding Genre Downhill
Bead Type Wire
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 40 / 42 / 60 / 70
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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