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 Minion DHR II is a complete redesign. Acceleration, cornering and braking have all been improved. The shoulder knobs were borrowed from the legendary Minion DHF and then beefed up to handle duty as a rear tire. The center tread has been heavily ramped and siped to roll fast and track straight under braking. Pair the DHR II with the Minion DHF for the ultimate aggressive riding combo!