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    Sorting out the Minion DHF 29x2.5 versions

    Just got three DH casing DHF 29x2.5 tires from Univ Cycles today. Gee, I have only been waiting for these for about a decade...

    Below is a cut and paste from my PM to a big hit big wheel guy a while back:

    I have spoken to a couple of Maxxis folks and they both assure me that part #TB96800100 is a dual ply, dual compound 1255g Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 tire. If you go to Universal Cycles and look at the 29er DHF listed at $67 you will notice that it is listed as part #TB96800100 even though they are claiming that it is a lightweight single ply tire. You can see, at least on the UC site, that the EXO DHF 29er tires that MC is selling, and UC is selling for $57 are part #TB96800000 and that is correct, I have two of them from Maxxis direct.

    I have informed UC of the problem with the listing of the part #TB96800100 tire and they have not fixed it yet. So I'm suggesting that you get the part #TB96800100 Maxxis tire on your watch list at UC like I have.


    So I can now confirm that the following is true about the different 29x 2.5 DHF Minions because I have them:

    TB96800000 is a 2 compound EXO tire that weighs about 1000g
    TB96800100 is a 2 compound DH casing 2 ply tire that weighs about 1255g

    Now for the two triple compound tires that I have not had my hands on, but I have been given this same info by two different folks at Maxxis:

    TB96800300 is a 3C Maxterra EXO tire that weighs about 1000g
    TB96800200 is a 3C Maxgrip 2 ply DH casing that weighs about 1255g
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    I called Maxxis on Tuesday and they said that all four versions were in stock. The Maxxis Estore is down but they can be reached for direct purchases at 770.962.5932.
    Abandoned the 26" wheel in May '03

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    I have 2 of these coming TB96800200. Will use them this weekend at Mountain Creek bike park

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    Just got three DH casing DHF 29x2.5 tires from Univ Cycles today. Gee, I have only been waiting for these for about a decade...

    Below is a cut and paste from my PM to a big hit big wheel guy a while back:

    I have spoken to a couple of Maxxis folks and they both assure me that part #TB96800100 is a dual ply, dual compound 1255g Minion DHF 29 x 2.5 tire. If you go to Universal Cycles and look at the 29er DHF listed at $67 you will notice that it is listed as part #TB96800100 even though they are claiming that it is a lightweight single ply tire. You can see, at least on the UC site, that the EXO DHF 29er tires that MC is selling, and UC is selling for $57 are part #TB96800000 and that is correct, I have two of them from Maxxis direct.

    I have informed UC of the problem with the listing of the part #TB96800100 tire and they have not fixed it yet. So I'm suggesting that you get the part #TB96800100 Maxxis tire on your watch list at UC like I have.


    So I can now confirm that the following is true about the different 29x 2.5 DHF Minions because I have them:

    TB96800000 is a 2 compound EXO tire that weighs about 1000g
    TB96800100 is a 2 compound DH casing 2 ply tire that weighs about 1255g

    Now for the two triple compound tires that I have not had my hands on, but I have been given this same info by two different folks at Maxxis:

    TB96800300 is a 3C Maxterra EXO tire that weighs about 1000g
    TB96800200 is a 3C Maxgrip 2 ply DH casing that weighs about 1255g
    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    I called Maxxis on Tuesday and they said that all four versions were in stock. The Maxxis Estore is down but they can be reached for direct purchases at 770.962.5932.


    Thanks I just ordered

    2x TB96800200 3C Maxgrip 2 ply DH
    2x TB96800100 dual compound 2 ply DH

    I tried the EXO casing and it just wasn't as stiff as the dissent it replaced. Traction was excellent though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 29erchico View Post
    TB96800000 is a 2 compound EXO tire that weighs about 1000g
    TB96800100 is a 2 compound DH casing 2 ply tire that weighs about 1255g
    Anyone know what the compounds are?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Floor Tom View Post
    Anyone know what the compounds are?
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