Minion DHF Plus

    Minion DHF Plus

    • Mud
    • Versatility

    The tread pattern behind countless championship wins is now available in a high-volume plus tyre for trail, MTB and other off-road cycling.

    • 3C Maxx Terra available
    • Exo protection
    • Front specific tread pattern
    • Great braking characteristics
    • Tubeless ready (TR)

    “Just run a DHF”. How many times have you heard or said this when asking about tire advice? For over a decade, the Minion DHF has been the tire to beat when racing your friends on Saturday or the clock on Sunday. The tread pattern behind countless championship wins is now available in a high-volume plus tire design so you can make new memories with an old friend.


    Performance Ratings

    Mud Grip

    Cornering Ability

    Rolling Resistance


    Puncture Resistance

    Minion DHF Plus Tyre: User Reviews

    Rider,, April 2020:
    “Great tyre run these on my other bikes. It’s just as good in its fatter version”

     Rider,, July 2019:
    “Have tried this tire a couple of times so far on local trails and a small bike park. Big improvement in traction and grip over my old tires (WTB Ranger, semi-worn). Didn’t weigh the tire but it didn’t feel much heavier than the old tires.”

    Rider,, August 2019:
    “I chose to run these on the front and rear and the grip is awesome, I have noticed that it rolls alot slower than my old wtb rangers but I can put up with that for the grip.”

    Rider,, July 2019:
    “Tyres are amazing and never had an issue since I use this product.”

    Minion DHF Plus Tyre Test Results

    Look to professional tyre tests for an honest verdict on tyre performance.

    Worldwide Cyclery
    “Tires reviewed are the Maxxis Minion DHF and DHR II, both size 27.5 x 2.8. Our boy Jason Peterson had been waiting some time for these tires to be released – he was looking for new meats that could charge hard and resist the punctures and tears that he had experienced in some other plus-size tires. Let’s hear his thoughts on these bad boys.

    They are finally here! Big meaty plus tires that can take a beating. My decision to purchase a plus bike literally hinged on these tires being available. I confirmed it with Maxxis last spring and let me tell you it was worth the wait. Yesterday I put 21 miles on them rolling through just about every type of terrain and trail surface my local mountain has to offer. The varied and wet conditions allowed me to get a good feel for what these tires are capable and where they shine.

    Previously the unicorn (yes I named my bike) was shod in Scwhalbe Nobby Nics in EVO Trailstar Snakeskin form. Not a bad tire, but not great for what I wanted to. I’ll get that and draw comparisons [as] I go.

    What about grip? Honestly, this is a little hard to quantify in a direct comparison of the Nobby Nic and Minion. The tread design of the Nobby Nic was built around the new plus sized carcass and provides not only a large contact patch but many points of contact as well. The Minions on the other hand are a scaled up version of a trusty but old pattern. The nobs and spacing of the Minions are huge in comparison to say a 29 x 2.3 as I will illustrate below. So going from the Nobby Nic to the Minions you have a smaller contact patch and less points of contact but huge dirt bike like nobs. So the grip is different. The Nobby Nic would wrap around a root and provide grip that way like a hand around a football. The Minions bite the bark between it’s nobs like teeth into a corn cob. Where the Minions stand out is in the very wet and muddy portions of the trail. I don’t think there is a better plus tire available for mud. These tires were also exceptional riding through creeks and over wet rocks. Overall the grip was very confidence inspiring.

    Why would you want these tires? I’ll tell you why I wanted them. So many of the plus tires out there suffer from weak sidewalls that tear and puncture easily. I put a 3/16″ hole in the Nobby Nic on a rocky climb where the stones weren’t particularly sharp in an area dominated by XC bikes and tires. Frustration with a capital F. I was really looking for a plus tire with it’s added traction and bump absorption that I could charge down more DH oriented terrain with drops onto rocks and high speeds over roots. I wanted all that without the concern of punctures and tears that go along with such riding on so many of the other plus tires available. Guess what? I found it.” – Jason Peterson,, March 2017



    3C MaxxTerra

    An intermediate compound configuration used in select mountain tires. 3C MaxxTerra is softer and offers more traction than 3C MaxxSpeed, yet provides better treadwear and less rolling resistance than MaxxGrip.



    An extremely cut-resistant and abrasion-resistant material added to the sidewalls of select mountain tires. This densely woven fabric is also lightweight and highly flexible, ensuring that the performance of the tire remains unaffected. Choose EXO Protection for exceptionally rocky, treacherous trails where the chance of sidewall cuts and abrasions is high.


    Tubeless Ready

    Tubeless downhill set-ups are a great way to shave some weight and spend more time in the bike park or shuttling hot laps on your local runs. Sealant-compatible rubber is used with the familiar Maxxis dual-ply 60 TPI downhill construction and butyl insert for support and rim protection in order to offer the benefits of increased grip and reliability. A Tubeless Ready bead securely locks to the rim and the foldable bead provides additional weight savings.