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    Maxxis Tubeless Ready In Stock ; Measured New Size

    Just ordered a 26 x 2.3 DHR2 Duel Comp TR EXO (product number ends in 3300) from Universal. Looks like Maxxis has them in stock at thier store too.

    I am going to mount it as a rear tire so I didn't wait for the 3C.

    I'm going to have it next week and will try to post some measurements as compared to the doublewall 2.4 that I run up front.

    It is replacing an EXO DHF 2.5.

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    Maxxis seems bipolar in it's tire sizing. I've seen some of their 2.5's that were smaller than their 2.4's. I've got the Ardent 2.4 EXO and it's 58 mm at the carcass and 62 mm at the tread. I'd be interested to see what your tire turns out to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Maxxis seems bipolar in it's tire sizing. I've seen some of their 2.5's that were smaller than their 2.4's. I've got the Ardent 2.4 EXO and it's 58 mm at the carcass and 62 mm at the tread. I'd be interested to see what your tire turns out to be.
    No, Maxxis got accurate in its tire sizing. The old tires & molds were left as they were. The new stuff (developed over the last 5 years) is accurate.
    Tire Design & Development Engineer. The opinions expressed in this forum are solely my own.

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    Well I got my order sooner than expected so I installed today and measured up 3 other tires to compare. What I found surprising was how large my Minion DHF 2.5 was....the carcass was larger than my Minion DHR2 2.4. I thought I was comparing Maxxis old (2.5)sizing to new sizing (2.4 high volume)........
    On to the DHR2 26 x 2.3 TR: Rim: WTB I23. No levers needed to mount. Couldn't seal it up with a floor pump even with help. I was able to seal up wire bead 2.4's alone.... well I went and got my tank of Co2 and a blow out hose and shot it with that. Let the gas out , opened up the bead and dumped in sealant. Then I did inflate it with no help with the floor pump. Bead popped into place well at about 25 psi. No leaking or seeping at all.
    No complaining here yet. I wanted a tire smaller than the 2.4 but larger than the old Maxxis 2.35 size. That's what I got.
    None of these tires look as large as a 2.35 Hans Damph!
    Here is the numbers; All 4 measured at 32psi.
    DHF 2.5 EXO carcass width 57.5/ 2.26", tread width 60.7/2.39" , carcass height from rim 54.2
    DHR2 2.4 dbl wall CW 56.6/2.23, TW 62.8/2.47 CH 53.8

    DHR2 2.3 TR CW 55.7/2.19, TW 57.3/2.25, CH 52.1

    High Roller 2.35 UST Lust CW 52.7/2.08, TW 56.0/2.20 CH 46.0 (est.)


    Well I am confident this 2.30 size is not as large as most 2.35's from other companies but it is visually and measurably larger than the Maxxis 2.35. Esp taller.

    The knobs look slightly smaller on the smaller DHR2......likely as needed for the narrower tread width.

    Had the DHR2 2.4 mounted front and back but I wanted the rear to drift before the front so I ran the DHF out back. Worked well but I think this smaller DHR2 might do the same thing with better braking and lower rolling resistance. + tubeless bead. We will see.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MSU Alum View Post
    Maxxis seems bipolar in it's tire sizing. I've seen some of their 2.5's that were smaller than their 2.4's. I've got the Ardent 2.4 EXO and it's 58 mm at the carcass and 62 mm at the tread. I'd be interested to see what your tire turns out to be.
    The Ardents seem bigger than the DHR2..... The Advantage 2.4 was huge! esp tall.
    The old 2.35, and 2.1 were tiny. No doubt.

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    Got a ride in Saturday and I am very happy. Rolls better than the 2.5 DHF, more braking grip too. Rear does loose cornering traction slightly sooner than the 2.4 version. Just as I was hoping for.
    No new dents on my back rim too!

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    Still not sure if this is a single compound or duel. Nothing on the tire to indicate so. Feel compares to the Maxxpro 60. Maxxis website isn't helping much too.

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