Over the years, the Maxxis Minion DH tire has eared a reputation as one of the best DHfreeride tires on the market. This is mostly due to its extremely aggressive tread pattern. The new Minion DHR II retains the original's aggressive tread pattern, but with a few tweaks. The new DHR borrows shoulder lugs from the DHF, which gives it a slightly wider stance than the original DHR. The center lugs, which were once completely separated, are now nearly joined for a bit of a paddle effect. Together these improvements mean better cornering and better braking, especially in loose conditions. The tires super tough construction remains the same, with a 60TPI casing and EXO sidewall protection technology to prevent both abrasion and pinch flats.