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  1. #1
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    Mar 2018

    Maxxis Minion DHF/ DHR 2 2.8 PSI


    Iíve jumped back on the 27.5 + train for loose, rocky and root strewn places. I was riding a trail covered with golf ball->basket ball sized chunky jagged rock and struggled quite a bit. The depths of the debris were around 3-4 inches deep...

    When the rock thinned out and things got rootier riding was far easier and the bike smashed..

    Iíve searched on the internet for reviews of these tires and came up with nothing in terms of PSI.

    What are you guys running for tire pressures in various terrain situations ?

    For the rooty/ thinner rock coverage spots I was running 16 F / 17 rear.

    The issues Iíve found with plus is when the pressure get lower grip depreciates greatly... thereís a magical sweet spot!

    Thanks! 🙏

  2. #2
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    Jun 2017
    I weigh 215 geared up. On my 27.5+ I run 16f 18r for gravel and 18f 20r for the rougher stuff. But you are correct. It seems there is a magic sweet spot for you and your bike setup. A single psi can make the difference from what I have read. Too much and it's too bouncy and too little and its squishy and rush flats more.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2003
    I weigh 215 & run those tires on SC Reserve 30 rims @ 18-20 psi depending on terrain.

  4. #4
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    Aug 2016
    I haven't had the 2.8 Minions, but I've run 2.4's, as well as some non-Maxxis plus tires. On a proper width rim (i.e. not a plus tire on a 23mm rim, which I've done, LOL) with a standard tire (not DH or otherwise extra heavy casings): I'm around 20/25 for 'aggressive trail' (>XC singletrack) with standard tires, and only go down to maybe 15/20 for plus. Lower would certainly be rideable and maybe give some tractional gains, but the chances of ruining something are too high for my liking. The only rim and tire I've trashed from a square hit was running like 18psi in a 27.5x2.5.

    I'm 190lbs, BTW.

  5. #5
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    Apr 2017
    I just built a 27.5+ and I am playing with pressure.

    I weigh 175 lbs

    Tried 11 front and rear yesterday. Felt a bit too squirrelly in the corners but comfort and straight line grip was great. Going out tonight to test 12. Think that may be my magic number.

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