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    Maxxis Minion DHF 29x2.6"?

    The new Scott Ransom 29er comes stock with DHF 29x2.6 front and rear. These tires are not on the Maxxis website. Does anybody know if they are releasing this and the DHRII in the 2.6 tire size to the public? If so, when? I love the 27.5x2.6 DHF/DHR II combo on my Evil Insurgent and would like to run them on my Orbea Rallon.

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    Oh please, please, please let these be real 2.6" wide tires. I'd love a 29x2.75 or 29x2.8 DHF but if this is a real 2.6 then I'm still going to be happy.

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    Kind of hard to tell but it looks like the Specialized SJ on the cover of this months Mountain Bike Action mag is running a 29x2.6 DHF tire up front. Hope they hit the stores soon and as BigJZ74 says above I hope they release a DHRII in the same size.

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    Any updates on the ETA of this thing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Oh please, please, please let these be real 2.6" wide tires. I'd love a 29x2.75 or 29x2.8 DHF but if this is a real 2.6 then I'm still going to be happy.
    Knowing Maxxis, they're probably a true 2.5" with a 2.6" label.....

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    I haven't heard of the DHR but a 29x2.6 DHF EXO+ and EXO is on the way. All of my 2.5's measure slightly over 2.5 with a micrometer on a 30mm ID rim as well...
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    IDK what kind of rims some of you run, but every Maxxis Ive mounted in the last couple of years (at least 30) have been right at the size listed when used on the appropriate rim size. Including a bunch of 2.5 and 2.6 tires, both 27.5 and 29.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BmanInTheD View Post
    IDK what kind of rims some of you run, but every Maxxis Ive mounted in the last couple of years (at least 30) have been right at the size listed when used on the appropriate rim size. Including a bunch of 2.5 and 2.6 tires, both 27.5 and 29.
    Especially if you inflate them to max pressure for 24 hours.

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    It's here! Worldwide Cyclery has them. It's showing 1015g and 120 TPI. Probably pretty thin, so I would only run it on the front. Sounds perfect to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    It's here! Worldwide Cyclery has them. It's showing 1015g and 120 TPI. Probably pretty thin, so I would only run it on the front. Sounds perfect to me.
    Will be very interested to see how these actually measure on a proper rim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Will be very interested to see how these actually measure on a proper rim.
    I've got a 36mm internal Nox Kitsuma. Will mount it sometime after Wednesday and measure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitrousjunky View Post
    Will be very interested to see how these actually measure on a proper rim.
    I'm sure it's a different casing but my 29x2.6 Rekon measures 2.6 on a 34mm internal width rim.

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    Mounted it up to a 36mm internal width rim at 30psi.

    Measured 2.533 in. Maybe it will stretch out overnight.

    Weight was 1003g, which is surprisingly light!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    Mounted it up to a 36mm internal width rim at 30psi.

    Measured 2.533 in. Maybe it will stretch out overnight.

    Weight was 1003g, which is surprisingly light!
    Thanks for taking the time to measure, weigh and update us. I'd be interested in seeing what it measures in a week or two.

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    Just Heard from a vendor for Maxxis that the DHRII 29x2.6 is in the pipeline but due to arrive mid march.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    Mounted it up to a 36mm internal width rim at 30psi.

    Measured 2.533 in. Maybe it will stretch out overnight.

    Weight was 1003g, which is surprisingly light!
    Hey SikeMo, did it's stretch at all after a week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Hey SikeMo, did it's stretch at all after a week?
    I'll check it in a couple more days. Didn't look like it, last I checked.

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    Just measured it after my first long ride on it. It's now at 2.56in. Still a great tire, if a little smaller than advertised.

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    Not horrible. The sad thing, the original non-WT 29x2.5 DHF measured 2.6 across the knobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    Just measured it after my first long ride on it. It's now at 2.56in. Still a great tire, if a little smaller than advertised.
    Did u let it stretch with it inflated to Max PSI?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    Just measured it after my first long ride on it. It's now at 2.56in. Still a great tire, if a little smaller than advertised.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJZ74 View Post
    Did u let it stretch with it inflated to Max PSI?


    Good tip.


    Going a bit OT....

    I learned years ago from a pro mech to air them up at full pressure and let them sit for a few hours / overnight to stretch out the carcass. Was told that it lets the tire stretch out in a static environment which minimizes problems later. As well any soft spot / bulge may start to show. There is a higher possibility for problems if the tire is stretching when in hard and heavy use.


    Over the decades you get into a bit of a routine... mine is...
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    Mount the tire and air it up to seat the bead.
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    If it gives you a problem throw a tube in it.
    If you don't have a tube, or are pressed for time. Rope it.
    You put a rope around the tire. going around the circumference with the tread.
    Tighten the rope until it forces the bead into the rim channel, then hit it with air.
    If it seats and the beads and seems to hold a bit o'air for a few seconds...
    Split the bead, or pull the valve core
    Add tire spooge.
    Reseat the bead and air it up.
    Do the Spin and Wobble dance to get the entire inside coated
    (don't forget to do the tire / rim interface.
    Check pressure.
    Rinse and repeat until it holds air.
    Air it up to max pressure and walk away overnight.

    Next day
    Check pressure and do the tubeless dance if required.
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    Pull the tube.
    Reseat the bead and don't forget the tire spooge.
    Air it up.
    Do the Spin and Wobble dance to get the entire inside coated
    (don't forget to do the tire / rim interface.
    Check pressure.
    Rinse and repeat until it holds air.


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    Curious, is this measurement taken at the casing or widest knobs? Also curious as oithers asked, did you inflate to max PSI and let sit at least overnight to grow?
    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    Just measured it after my first long ride on it. It's now at 2.56in. Still a great tire, if a little smaller than advertised.
    Thanks for that info, looking to pick up one to run on the rear of my rigid to see if it can take enough of the edge off and give enough cush and drop some weight over running a 29x3".

    Quote Originally Posted by UPSed View Post
    I'm sure it's a different casing but my 29x2.6 Rekon measures 2.6 on a 34mm internal width rim.
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    @LyNx my measurement was taken at the widest section of knobs and as with all Maxxis tires I install I inflated it to max psi and let it sit over night.

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    Alright, @ 40psi overnight it's now 2.65" casing width and 2.54" knob to knob. I'm somewhat shocked what a difference it made. After deflating to 21psi, it's 2.59" and 2.49 ", respectively.

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    Oh yeah, tyres can grow by a little bit or some grow a whole lot, so much so when you first mount them up and try them they fit with room to spare, then after letting them sit aired up for a few days and try re-installing, they're then a no-go

    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    Alright, @ 40psi overnight it's now 2.65" casing width and 2.54" knob to knob. I'm somewhat shocked what a difference it made. After deflating to 21psi, it's 2.59" and 2.49 ", respectively.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SikeMo View Post
    After deflating to 21psi, it's 2.59" and 2.49 ", respectively.
    Well that grew a bit so once my 2.6 Butcher dies I'll probably pick up a 2.6 DHF...or I see world wide cyclery now has the DHR II in 29x2.6 so that may also be an option. https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...17080308007034

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    Quote Originally Posted by noosa2 View Post
    Well that grew a bit so once my 2.6 Butcher dies I'll probably pick up a 2.6 DHF...or I see world wide cyclery now has the DHR II in 29x2.6 so that may also be an option. https://www.worldwidecyclery.com/pro...17080308007034
    I've been running 27.5x2.6 DHF/DHRII on my Evil for a year, Definitely 2.6 when stretched first. On my Rallon, I had 2.6" Butcher/Purgatory combo. Hated the drag on the Butcher so I cut Ramps into all the squared off center knobs which helped a lot. Was gonna order DHF/DHR 2.6's but I just swapped to DHF/aggressor 2.5's cuz I had them sitting in my parts bin. To me they roll so much better. Will wait for the 2.6WT swap when the 2.5's wear out. On Maxxis, stretching at max psi is a must. When I have the time, I'll let them stretch for a few days.

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    For dry, rocky, raw terrain, what do you prefer between the 2.6 DHF/DHR2 combo, and the 2.5 DHF/Aggressor combo? I assume the former since it sounds like that is where you are going once the 2.5s wear out. Any comments/thoughts would be most appreciated.

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    I like the Aggressor better than the DHRII overall. The DHRII is better in the wet and has better braking traction, however it's not exactly snappy when it comes to pedaling uphill. I'd put the DHRII on in the PNW or on an enduro bike that I occasionally shuttle up to the top. The Aggressor pedals better and is great in dry, rocky terrain.

    As far as size goes, it's all about rim width and personal preference. The drier and more sandy the trail, the wider the tire for me. I ride in Northern California, where it's dry 80% of the time, and a lot of the trails are super sandy by August. The 2.6 DHF and 2.5 Aggressor combo is what I have chosen. That said, sometimes I wish I had a Forekaster or DHRII on in the wet winter months.

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