Maxxis releases new plus-size tires

Minion DHF and DHR II for 27.5+ and 29+

27.5 29er Plus Sea Otter Classic Tires

2016 Sea Otter Classic

The Minion DHR and DHF, now in plus size for both 27.5 and 29.

The Minion DHR and DHF, now in plus size for both 27.5 and 29 (click to enlarge).

Recognizing the exploding popularity of plus-size bikes, Maxxis today showed off some of its newest rubber, including 3.0-inch wide versions of its much loved Minion DHF and DHR II tires in both 27.5 and 29-inch diameter.

This is an especially significant development for 29+ riders who, up until now, have been limited to only a couple tire choices. Just like their narrower brethren, the new plus size Minions feature EXO sidewall protection.

Just imagine the traction from this bad boy.

Just imagine the traction from this bad boy (click to enlarge).

Another popular tread design, the High Roller II, is available in 27.5×2.8”, making for an ideal rear tire, running one of the Minions up front. These new plus-size offerings from Maxxis will surely take the all-mountain and all-day adventure performance of plus size tires to a new level thanks to the brand’s outstanding reputation for durability and grip.

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This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2016 Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California. For more from Sea Otter CLICK HERE.

About the author: Kurt Gensheimer

Kurt Gensheimer thinks the bicycle is man’s most perfect invention. He firmly believes ‘singlespeed’ is a compound word. He sometimes wears a disco ball helmet. He is also known as Genshammer. He is a Gemini and sleeps outside in a hammock.

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