Maxxis Minnion DHF 2.7 review

We see Minnions on a load of freeride/DH test bikes and it's easy to see why. The tread is a lower, more rounded pattern than the High Roller, which means it starts to slide earlier than the High Roller, particularly in the wet.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £28.99 RRP
Rounded profile makes this a fast tyre.

Our review

Big, high value, very confident rock eater
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We see Minnions on a load of freeride/DH test bikes and it’s easy to see why. The tread is a lower, more rounded pattern than the High Roller, which means it starts to slide earlier than the High Roller, particularly in the wet.

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It’s a controllable release, although when it’ll go isn’t always as predictable.

The lower knobs and rounder profile make it relatively fast, and it rolls into corners very smoothly, making it a great choice for drier/more manicured descents. The sticky Super Tacky compound comes into its own in rocky conditions, making it a great bouldering tyre too.

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As with all the big Maxxis tyres, pinch and point puncture resistance is good and it’s super stable at low pressures. There’s a new 3C triple compound too for a staggering £53.99. Otherwise, the pricing is very aggressive, which offsets rapid wear rates, and there are enough sizes and types to suit everyone. If you run the tyre at UK races you get the extra benefits of back-up and advice from Superfly Si (of www.descent-world.co.uk ) and his Maxxis tent of wisdom.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Minnion DHF 2.7
Brand Maxxis

Weight (g) 1380
Bead Wire
Threads Per Inch 60
Max PSI 65
Rubber Compound 42a
Tyre Width Sizes Available 2.35 In 2.5 In 2.7 In
Colour Black