Maxxis revealed a new DH tire that they’ve been developing with input from Greg Minnaar. We found a couple of the new tires stashed behind Maxxis’ pop-up tents, here at Crankworx.
“This is a tire that came out of some conversations with Greg, after Mont-Sainte-Anne last year,” says Maxxis spokesman, Bobby Brown.
What was Minnaar looking for in a new tire?
“He was really trying to get a tire that would serve as a middle ground between a Minion DHF and a Shorty,” says Brown. “ It’s a little taller than a DHF, but not as tall as a Shorty. It also has a pretty dense knob pattern for better rolling speed.”
The yet-to-be-named Maxxis tire will roll out in both 27.5 and 29-inch, tubeless-ready, 2.5 Wide Trail models.
The new tire can be run front and/or rear. Maxxis expects to bring it to the public in time for the 2018 race season—think early spring.
“We started talking about this tire at Mont-Sainte-Anne 2016 and the entire Syndicate raced on it this year. We’re really stoked with how well it worked on the rocky terrain out there.”
In other Maxxis rubber-related news, Brown noted that both 29 and 27.5 x2.5 Aggressor and High Roller II will be available in late September or early October of this year.