Need help with choosing tires

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#1

I need help with choosing Maxxis High Roller range or the Minions which one would be best for Downhill?


#2

Hi Adam,

Both are fantastic DH tire choices, I’ve personally ridden both extensively. I’ll break it down like this:

Minion: If you live somewhere wet, muddy and loose I would run Minion DHF on front AND rear. I’ve done this many times, the DHF runs great as a rear and helps significantly with loose, muddy and wet conditions. Minion DHR2 is a great tire with more grip, better breaking then the Highroller but will run slower, use only as a rear.

 In short - Minion will provide increased grip and breaking power

Highroller: These tires run faster along the centre line, they perform better in dry, dusty and fast conditions. The side knobs are aggressive enough to handle hard cornering and wet conditions. I would run Highroller 2s front and rear (I’ve been doing just this for the past 2 years).

 In short - Highroller 2 is a faster rolling tire that rides with a floaty and loose feeling

Both tires come in 60a compound and Super Tacky (S/T), but I would only recommend running the 60a compound. S/T is meant to provide better traction but they wear incredibly fast, about twice as fast as 60a. I always found that if I needed more grip I would run Minion DHF front and rear in 60a compound, this will give you more grip then any S/T tire.


#3

I’m using the Maxxis Aggressors on the back, and really love them. I’ll probably put the DHF on the front once my Nobby Nics wear out.