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  • Maxxis Minion DHR II review: the one tyre for EVERYTHING
  • Premier Icon BillOddie
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    Anyone seen a 29×2.4 DD Maxterra in a UK based shop recently?

    Looks like they don’t bring them in anymore…


    Minion DHR II

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Nope, I got mine from one of the euro shops.

    Premier Icon johnjn2000
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    Just to balance this. They are not amazing in wet chalk/mud combo. They don’t shed the sh!t as well as the Michelin WE’s or the Assegai (which is weird, surely they are very similar?) I had on my previous bike, but any other surface I am sure they are great

    Premier Icon scuttler
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    I iz lazy and hate fiddlin with bikes.

    I love Minion DHF on the front – summer, winter, peak, lakes, spain, Ard rock. I once stuck a DD High Roller on the back for a week in Spain.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    I’m surprised you say an Assegai sheds mud well.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I think that was specific to chalky mud? Which observes no known laws of physics. Assegai definitely clogs more than a dhr in most conditions.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    Ah, ok. I’ve only experienced a more clay type wet mud experience. Bike ground to a halt.

    Premier Icon argee
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    All bets are off on wet chalky runs, dont think there is a unicorn tyre that can improve on that type of terrain

    Premier Icon Blackflag
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    Not as good as a Magic Mary up front though…. 😉

    Premier Icon gavstorie
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    The DHR 2 was my go to tyre for a few years, but only as a rear. I tried it on the front and it was horrific in comparison to the likes of a DHF or Magic Mary.

    MM/DHR2 was a fantastic setup but its been overtaken by the MM/Big Betty now.

    Premier Icon joebristol
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    Existential crisis moment – am I slower and having less fun on the interesting bits with this tyre than I would have on a less grippy but faster rolling tyre because I’m more knackered than necessary getting there on the bits in between?

    The 2.3 Dhr2 with the same acronyms you have (exo / 3c / maxterra) is much faster rolling than the WT 2.4 version you have. The 2.4 is only marginally bigger casing wise but the knobs are significantly bigger. Good for steep / wet / muddy stuff – but the 2.3” version is almost as good in that but rolls quicker. I like gMBR same 3c version you have (rather than the dual compound version) as it grips wet rock better.

    In the winter I run the 2.3” dhr2 at the moment with a 2.6” Hillbilly up front – works really well in most places. I couldn’t find the equivalent 2.6” Magic Mary or Wild Enduro or Shorty in stock anywhere in December. Hillbilly was literally the only aggro sort of mud tyre I could find in 29er.

    Premier Icon whatyadoinsucka
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    Some great deals on DHRs on Merlin £41-55
    Exo 3c maxxgrip exo+ and DD

    Premier Icon devbrix
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    Honestly can’t tell the difference between DHR, DHF or Assegai on the front. They all just seem to do the job. Snake oil.

    Premier Icon b33k34
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    Would be good if you could still buy 60a compound tyres in modern widths for the back.

    Googling says “ Maxxis Dual Compound = centre tread is 70a (hard), shoulder tread is 60a (normal).

    Maxxis 3C = three layers of different compound rubbers, available in 3 combinations (see below). The base layer is always a very firm, stiff rubber and the two layers on top of this are progressively softer. The idea is to create a grippy tyre that doesn’t squirm around or drag as much as a single compound soft tyre.

    Maxxis 3C Maxx Terra = 70a base, 50a centre, 42a shoulders.”

    I think there used to be tyres that were just 60a as well?

    The shoulder knobs wear really quickly/rip off using 3c tyres on the rear.

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