Maxxis Minion DHF Tire - 27.5 x 2.5: Rider Review

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The Maxxis Minion DHF is a legendary tire that is known for its excellent grip and predictability. That is probably why just about everyone here at the shop has used it at one point in time. Our customer William knew how popular the Maxxis DHF was and did not hesitate to pick up a new one. Check out why he loves the DHF so much!

Maxxis Minion DHF Tire review


Have you ever been crushing a corner and in the apex thought, “I wish I had less traction right now”? If this sounds like you then, beware, the following review will haunt you to your core. 

What is there to say about the Maxxis Minion DHF that hasn’t already been said? Nothing really but I may as well repeat the undisputed facts. It is common knowledge that the DHF is THE front tire of all tires. Other tires pinch flat themselves at the thought of going toe-to-toe with the DHF. When the trail hears the DHF rolling its way it trembles in fear, complying to the DHF’s every wish. Loose over hard? More like, “Sunday stroll down the boulevard”. Muddy terrain? More like, “did it even rain”?


The DHF clings to the ground like your crazy ex who rapid fires 20 texts after you don’t reply for 3 minutes. The side knobs are terrifyingly substantial, tearing viciously into the dirt. They dig so deep that you may find yourself in China. The trail never even stood a chance. Frankly, it’s just not fair how well this tire grips. But guess what buckaroo, life isn’t fair. Not by a long shot so you may as well make the best of it by equipping yourself with a DHF. Don’t get left behind withering in pain on the ground after some other tire failed to live up to it’s so called “promise” of superior traction.

Maxxis Minion DHF tire review

The EXO+ casing was designed to take a beating. Scratch that. It is the one who dishes out the pain. You see that jagged rock up ahead that ripped your buddy’s lesser tire into shreds? The Maxxis DHF will body slam that measly outcrop back into the earth’s bowels from where it started its sad, poor excuse of a mineralogical life. There isn’t anything that can stop the DHF. No root, rock, thorny vegetation or whatever happens to have the unfortunate luck to get in your way while bombing down the trail.

This tire loves the rough stuff. The chunkier the better. It is the ultimate front tire for intense aggressive riding. Some may even say it’s akin to a religious experience. The DHF will have you on your knees, openly weeping, for you are not worthy. But the DHF is merciful. It forgives you of your previous tire choice sins.

Final Thoughts

From all that has been said above, you must surely be under the impression that the DHF is the perfect tire. Some may even argue emphatically that it is. But every rose must have its thorn. And that is ok. The DHF isn’t scared of criticism as it is supremely confident in what it excels at. Sure, it may not be the most easy rolling tire but that’s not why you’re buying this tire. What are you trying to do, keep up with the peloton in the French alps? No. You’re hucking to flat without regard to life and limb. You’re punching up ledges left and right. You’re bombing that descent like it’s a sidewalk. This is no place to worry about silly measurements like miles per freaking hour. Just send it and make sure when you send it, it’s with a Maxxis minion DHF.

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July 09, 2020

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