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    2.5 Maxxis Minion DHF 29er tires

    What tire pressures are you guys running your Maxxis Minion 2.5 DHF 29er tires at? I am 180 pounds and at 24 PSI in the front and 27 in the back they felt pretty bouncy. They felt good at 18 and 22, but I worried about pealing them off my enve am wheels when leanning hard in a corner.

    Do you find the DH casing gets a little more supple after some use?

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    with the 2.4 Ardent I was using 24 PSI rear & 18 Psi front, with pressures up as high as you have run they just bounced off everything.

    I'm 180 lb

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    Good info. That means I might need to run the minions at like 16 and 20 psi to start? Seems really low, but the DH casings are stout!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    with the 2.4 Ardent I was using 24 PSI rear & 18 Psi front, with pressures up as high as you have run they just bounced off everything.

    I'm 180 lb
    Yeah same here,

    I experimented a lot with tire pressure and those numbers seem to be working best for me.

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    2.5 Maxxis Minion DHF 29er tires

    Front only 20ish psi seems good as with most tires- flow ex

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    What rims were you running them on and what sort of terrain and speed?
    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    with the 2.4 Ardent I was using 24 PSI rear & 18 Psi front, with pressures up as high as you have run they just bounced off everything.

    I'm 180 lb
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    I am running them on Enve AM rims. I live in Colorado so lots of rocky high speed descents. I also ride at Winter Park a fair bit, so lots of table top jumps, flowy sections burmed corners and a few rock gardens. I also ride Moab and Fruita, so lots of rock and ledge drops.

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    I run 32 in the DH casing with tubes and 30 tubeless with the single ply, but I'm 255#

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyNx View Post
    What rims were you running them on and what sort of terrain and speed?
    That's with Flows, Sun Ringle Charger, etc

    This is on Dirt with lots of tree roots.

    I haven't tried it yet but with the new Pike soaking up the bumps mush better than all other forks I have tried on a 29er, I might be able to run lower front tyre pressure & not get rim strikes.

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    Currently running 22F/24R for AZ/NM riding. I had 23F/25R in for Porcupine rim. Will be dropping it lower for the next ride.

    This is on a hartail with 120mm fork; Pacenti DL31 rims; ghetto tubeless; 170-175 pounds geared up (depending on how much water is in the Camelbak).



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    Fast I'm assuming then Muzz? Never went this low with mine, always felt too squirmy for me at higher speeds when I went lower than 21 PSI, pushed the front, but then again I'm not a fan of them anyways (Ardents that is). Expecting the DHF casing can go quite low as reports are casing is much thicker than the EXO casing on the Ardent 2.4" and that's pretty thick.
    Quote Originally Posted by muzzanic View Post
    That's with Flows, Sun Ringle Charger, etc

    This is on Dirt with lots of tree roots.

    I haven't tried it yet but with the new Pike soaking up the bumps mush better than all other forks I have tried on a 29er, I might be able to run lower front tyre pressure & not get rim strikes.
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    Refreshing old thread

    Bumping...

    I just put a minion DHF on the front of my rigid, steel SS. Two rides so far. I started with about 18 lbs yesterday, and was down to about 15 today. I'm just under 180 with full gear. Running this and an Ardent 2.4 rear on blunt 35s. The ardent is at about 19 lbs. I've had no burps or squirrlieness yet, so will probably try even a bit lower next time.

    Anyone running sub-15 lbs with the DHF on the blunt 35s?

    Loving the grip!

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