This review of the Maxxis Minion DHF WT tire was written by Daniel Loncher, let's here how he liked it after he mounted them up on his Santa Cruz Bronson.
Everybody is a fan of the Minions and for good reason. They have sturdy cornering knobs that provide support in high speed turns and have a generous center section that aides in braking. The generous tread depth compared to other tires like the High Roller 1 and 2 combined with the 2.5” width means much more weight than a typical 2.3” Maxxis tire. Out of the box this tire weighed 945 grams against a claimed 915 grams. This is over 100 grams heavier than the 2.3” High Roller 2 it replaced. The weight and the slightly reduced mud shedding capability compared to the High Roller 2 are the only downsides. Paired up with a wider rim (mine are 31mm ID) they have a nice shape, provide ample traction, and you can reduce tire pressure about 2 psi coming from a 2.3” tire.
It’s hard to judge durability but I’ve had luck with Maxxis EXO casing on the East Coast rock gardens (Pisgah, WV, and PA Appalachian riding). Not sure how it stands up to other areas with sharp knife edge rocks. I’m running the dual compound tires because the 3C compound wear faster with the side knobs tearing at the base when the tire gets close to its service life. The dual compound gets me about 50% more usable life out of the tire and doesn't seem to want to tear the side knobs off.
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