Maxxis Minion Kevlar DH F+R tyres review

Superbly grippy mountain bike all-rounders

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £24.00 RRP | USD $66.00
Maxxis Minion Kevlar DH F+R

Our review

The Minion has super-confident all conditions grip at a great price
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The Minion has been the downhiller’s favourite for years, and this lightweight version brings that ‘take all comers’ confidence to the trail. Quite simply, the Minion blew us away with its performance on every ride we took it on. Great stuff.


This is a tyre that instils confidence in all conditions. It has excellent grip and traction, even in winter conditions. It’s tough and great value for money. 

The mid-height, multi-shaped tread looks slow, but actually rolls surprisingly well, and this single-ply Kevlar-beaded version is pretty light for its category. For a bit more speed two Minion Fs are a great combo.

Traction levels are superb, with the varying tread shape leaving no obvious gaps in grip, whether you’re hard on the brakes or rolling right over onto the shoulders. This lets you push it hard on loose rock or roots with consistent confidence.

Tread sipes and decent spacing mean it clears quickly in filth, handling winter work as well as most winter-specific tyres.


While it’s not as bombproof as its double-ply downhill brothers, the Minion handled sizeable drops, random rock gardens and low-pressure use without complaint.

Product Specifications


Name Minion Kevlar DH F+R
Brand Maxxis

Weight (g) 778