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Maxxis Minion DHF Exo DC 29" Tire

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Maxxis Minion DHF Exo DC 29" Tire

Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tubeless Ready 29” Tire

The erratic ways of all-mountain, and shall we say, “Enduro,” riding calls for an aggressive tire that delivers both speed and precision. The Maxxis Minion DHF EXO Tire does just that. The directional, ramped knob design reduces rolling resistance, saving energy on the climb for the more important plunge. Once you’ve grinded out the ascent and earned the descent, the Minion DHF unleashes its channel-cut knobs to enhance grip, providing straighter lines and more confidence in the corners. The EXO protection is a densely woven, lightweight, and highly flexible fabric that offers excellent sidewall protection, preventing cuts or abrasions in rock gardens or rooted trail areas. Of course, what would the credibility of a progressive mountain tire be without a tubeless ready setup? The tubeless ready Minion DHF uses a standard casing that requires the use of a liquid sealant for an airtight interface, delivering benefits of a UST tubeless tire without sacrificing weight. Everything sought out in a trustworthy all-mountain fun-machine or Enduro crushing tire can be found in the Maxxis Minion DHF EXO.


  • Directional, ramped knob design - front or rear
  • Designed for low rolling resistance and precise cornering
  • Lightweight, single-ply casing
  • Tubeless Ready (requires sealant)
  • EXO Protection for cut-resistance and abrasion-resistance
  • Intended conditions: loose, loose over hard, medium, wet


  • Size: 29x2.30", 29x2.5" 
  • TPI: 60
  • Bead: Foldable
  • Weight (claimed): 29x2.30 - 925g, 29x2.50 - 1,015
  • Compund: Dual
  • Max PSI: 29x2.30 - 60, 29x2.50 - 50
4.9 / 5.0
71 Reviews
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I think these may be the best all condition tire period
I have tried all kinds of tires (including the Magic Mary) and I keep coming back to this one. Maybe it is the types of trails I ride (mostly rocky and over hard) or maybe this tire is just awesome. Either way, I think this tire could be the best on the market. The Magic Mary is a close second and I think is better in wet/muddy conditions but I think the DHF is a better all rounder.
October 20, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA
DHF 29x2.3 - Good tire
This is on my 2012 Santa Cruz Tallboy LT up front on a Pike. Running a 29x2.3, it replaced a 29x2.4 Ardent. The ardent was washing out on me and the DHF is gripping a lot better. I don't notice any weight penalty and I don't feel that it rolls worse then the 2.4 Ardent. I went to the 2.4 because the 2.25 I had before wasn't aggressive enough for the riding I do. I definitely recommend the DHF over the ardent for an aggressive front tire. I am riding in Virginia, places like Fountainhead.

PROS: Grips Great, Not Too Heavy, Easy Going Tubeless

BEST USES: Loose Material On Dry Pac, Rocks
September 14, 2015
Great tire at great price
I am really impressed whit this tire I just did a 12 hr mtb race in one of the hardest trails around here just a great tire overall !!!

PROS: Attractive Design, Durable
October 23, 2015
St. Louis mo
Great tire at a great price
Showed up in Sedona for a month of riding and had the wrong tires on my 29er so quickly ordered these from Jenson. Great service from Jenson as they were at my door overnight. Amazed at how easy they were to install tubeless, did not get the loud pop as the beads seated on the rims so at first I thought they weren't seated, but they went on perfectly. Just added my Stans sealant through the valve and all done, no leaks or loss of pressure, just add a couple of PSI every couple of days. I've been banging these through the rocks here in Sedona and they've provided great traction in a variety of conditions and have stood up really well to all the sharp edges. Side walls still look like new. And even thought they are heavier than what I would normally run by about 150 grams, have found the rolling resistance to be very good. My first set of Maxxis tires and all in all I am very impressed. I'm ready to give up my Schwalbes and Contis and try some Ardents for my cross country hardtail.

PROS: Durable, Easy To Install
October 26, 2015
Toronto, ON
Gold standard of aggressive front tires
I like grip, and prefer to sacrifice a little weight to get a more durable tire, and not get flats. I run the 2.3 and 2.5 version of the DHF, and generally like the DHR II for a rear, or a semi slick. Can't go wrong with a Minion.

PROS: Value, Durable, Tubeless

CONS: A Little Heavy

BEST USES: Aggressive Trail Riding, Mountain Biking, DH
November 10, 2015
San Diego
This tire speaks to me!
No joking. First ride on real singletrack I found myself thinking "where has this tire been all my life?" The response from the Minion was "In stores because you were stuck on weight!" Big tire, but rolls well. No XC race tire, but its not the tire that's slowing me down. Great grip, good volume and size. No complaints? at all.
October 1, 2016
Bonney Lake, WA
Aggressive tire that will make you fly
Maxxis DHF are bomber. Get these tires and then go really fast! They hold on and take a beating and then ask you to do it again.

PROS: Durable, Awesome, Stout, Attractive Design, Easy To Install

CONS: Heavy

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Sending It
October 26, 2015
Oakmont, PA
The DHF rails corners in loose over hard!
I ride xc in the Wasatch mountains of Northern Utah where dry loose silt, sand, gravel and cobbles over hard is the norm in the Summer. I set the DHF on the front of my 120 mm full suspension xc 29er. The tire set up tubeless with a floor pump on WTB i 25 TCS rims. It was by far the easiest tire I have ever set up tubeless. It held air no problem before I even put in the Stan's sealant. I went with the DHF exo in 2.3 width and dual compound. It rails corners, takes hits, and inspires confidence to let it run fast. I have nothing else to compare it to because I normally ride lightweight xc tires that don't corner well in loose over hard, can't take a hit, and wear out quickly. I'm done with xc tires. Maxxis DHF rocks! I can't believe how far I can lean this tire over in a turn at speed. That said there are times when the tire will break loose at extreme angles on loose gravel and then the side knobs kick in to save my butt. The small increase in weight and rolling resistance is negligible compared to the riding fun factor and peace of mind not having to worry about this tire blowing up like an xc tire when pushing hard.
July 14, 2017
3 months ago
Northern Wasatch mountains UT
Best tire out
Have it on the front of a 130mm travel 29er, tons of grip, absolutely love it. Put the new on the front and moved old DHF to the back, replaced a DHR2 that got messed up. Grips just as good on the back as the DHR2 but rolls way smoother/faster. I wasn't even expecting that to happen but it was very noticeable. I'll just keep rotating in DHF so it stays fresh up front. Love Maxxis!
Grip for days
Grip for days
May 15, 2017
4 months ago
Hayward, CA
Super durable, corners like a champ, really impressed.
Mounted this 2.5" tire up on a 100 mm XC fs bike to make it more aggro for some super rocky trails I planned to ride out west on a long trip (Whole Enchilada, Wasatch Crest, Horsethief, Curt Gowdy Canyon Rim, etc.). Liked it so much I kept it on for a stage race at Massanutten, Southern Traverse, around Harrisonburg, Virginia when I got back. Paired up with Aggressor on the rear. Great tire overall, though it will washout on dry hard pack if you don't pay attention. Made my XC bike ride much better through the big stuff and still climbed all day with excellent traction.
Wasatch Crest Mid-June '17
Wasatch Crest Mid-June '17
July 11, 2017
3 months ago
Park City, Moab, Fruita, Cheyenne, Harrisonburg

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Has anybody run this on both front and back? What is the difference other than tread from the DHF to the DHR on the rear?
Smitty on Sep 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Works great as a rear. You sacrifice a little straight line braking over the DHR
Is this a WT tire?
A shopper on Sep 2, 2017

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