The Maxxis tire combination is a favorite among riders all the way from beginner to pro. No matter where or what you ride, Maxxis has a tire for you and your bike. In this review, our customer Jerry hits the trails with his new Maxxis DHF and Rekon tires. Let's see how they performed!
The secret is out. The Maxxis Minion DHF 2.6 is the go-to tire for greater support and stability, especially across the rough stuff here in Arizona. These tires are ideal for wide rims like the Ibis 742. They are superb at cornering grip and predictable traction. It is very similar to the original Minion DHF 2.5 that I still enjoy very much. They are great here in Phoenix Arizona (National Trail) for technical climbing and bombing down the mountain.
Another benefit of the 2.6 width and higher volume is the lower pressure for grip and supple bump compliance when you're smashing across trail and rock gardens. There is no drastic weight penalty for going up to the 2.6 tire, so you won't feel like you're pedaling a downhill park bike. Riding in rock gardens year round is a testimony to how tough these tires are. The sidewalls are as tough as the original Minions.
The DHF is incredible in loose trail conditions and you’ll enjoy the benefits of the grip on all terrains. I have been riding MTB for 25 years and hands down Maxxis makes some of the best tires.
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