The Maxxis Minion DHR II might be labeled a rear tire, but anything makes a good rear tire. We think this might be the best tire that no one is talking about, and we're talking about running it up front. But don't just take our word for it. Greg Minnaar and Steve Peat both raced this tire on the World Cup circuit any time they weren't running mud spikes. Both riders have long been loyal to the High Roller, but both riders made the switch. If it's good enough for those guys, it's certainly worth a try, even on your trail bike.
What Maxxis Says:
The trail version of the Maxxis Minion DHR II features the same tread pattern as its downhill counterpart, but uses a single-ply casing to reduce weight. With side knobs borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF, but widened to provide more support, the DHR II corners like no other. The center tread features ramped knobs to improve acceleration and sipes to create a smooth transition when leaning the bike. Paddle-like knobs on the center tread dig in under hard braking and help keep the bike under control. Pair it with a Minion DHF up front for the ultimate aggressive trail riding tire combo!