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20 years of the Maxxis Minion. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Just like us at Singletrack, Maxxis are celebrating 20 years in 2021. It’s a good year for certain things. To celebrate Maxxis released the original design. Pretty cool to see how some things never change. Long live Minions.
20 Years of the Maxxis Minion
Maxxis is stoked to announce that we’re celebrating 20 years of the Minion! The Minion has been basically unchanged from factory rider Colin Bailey’s original design (other than scaling knobs for different sizes) since 2001, an impressive feat in this industry. Over 20 years the Minion DHF—and eventually the DHR II—became the reference tires for gravity and aggressive trail riding.Maxxis
Rider Braydon Bringhurst is getting in on the celebration with an edit called FLUID where he pays tribute to the Minions by riding them the way only he can.Maxxis
Maxxis will be releasing a limited run of anniversary-themed gear including the tyres, gloves and mudguards. So keep your eyes open for those if you want to get your hands on something.
Check out the Maxxis Instagram this month as they share some more throwbacks from their archives.
For the rest of August we’ll be sharing amazing photos of the Minion in action from the archives of John Gibson, Colin Meagher, and Boris Beyer. Nearly every big name in mountain biking has sent it on a set of Minions, and there are some real gems coming.Maxxis
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