Maxxis is filling in the mid “Plus” size range for 29ers with their new Minion DHF, DHR II and Rekon tires in 29×2.6 sizes. They’re also filling in the gap between full DH-worthy casings and their trail-worthy EXO casing with a new EXO+. That casing sits halfway between EXO and DD (DoubleDown) casings, adding their Silk Shield puncture protection bead to bead while keeping the EXO sidewall cut protection in place. It’ll come on 2.5 to 2.8 widths for the Minions and Rekon for now, likely on other models in the future.

new Maxxis Minion DHF 29x26 and 24inch enduro mountain bike tires

The new 2.6 widths give the Minions a massive array of size options…

new Maxxis Minion DHR II 29x26 and 24inch enduro mountain bike tires

new Maxxis Minion DHF DHR II 24inch youth enduro mountain bike tires

…including these new 24″ sizes for little shredders.

2019 Maxxis High Road road bike tire with HYPR rubber compound to reduce rolling resistance and improve grip

For road shredders, they’ve developed a new HYPR compound that uses a full silica formula to improve both grip and rolling resistance.

2019 Maxxis High Road road bike tire with HYPR rubber compound to reduce rolling resistance and improve grip

2019 Maxxis High Road road bike tire with HYPR rubber compound to reduce rolling resistance and improve grip

Initially it will only be available on the High Road, which is not tubeless ready. It’s clincher only for now, but they told us we can expect more changes to come to the road side soon.

Maxxis.com

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Brent
Brent
3 years ago

those Minions have been on the market for some time now in 27.5. Got excited thinking they were doing 29×2.6

Chad Ament
Chad Ament
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Totally fell into the same trap.
We want 29×2.6!

Trevor
Trevor
3 years ago
Reply to  Chad Ament

Is that not exactly what this article is about? I see 29×2.6 in multiple places.

Slim
Slim
3 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Look at the top of the cards under the word Minion in the pics. It is a new 29×2.6