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    Maxxis Minion DHR II - Tires in FL

    Looking for new tires for my Trek Fuel EX8. Currently riding in FL and was looking at these tires. Was wondering if anyone had recommendations or comments on these.

    Maxxis Minion DHR II 29 x 2.40 Tire, Folding, 3C MaxxTerra EXO WT Tubeless Ready

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    I love them, but they might be a bit much front and rear to pedal around in FL. I would run one up front and something faster in the rear like a ardent to have awesome braking and faster rolling resistance.

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    Where in Florida ? I rode for a week at Santos and wouldnt ride anything but super fast xc tires there.

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    DHR IIs ain't that slow.

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    Doubt you'd need the durability/weight of the DHR. Forekaster would be my choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taildragger View Post
    DHR IIs ain't that slow.
    Yes they are

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    I'd say split the difference and run the DHR2 in the front and a Forekaster in the rear. DHR2 should provide that little bit of confidence and the FK should roll well and hook up well in the sand/loose. I've run this combo myself in the past and liked it a lot, could also do 2.35" FK rear/2.6" FK front to get the bigger knobs on the FK.

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    Doubt you'd need the durability/weight of the DHR. Forekaster would be my choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taildragger View Post
    DHR IIs ain't that slow.
    Uh, what?


    OP, there are literally zero trails in FL where you need to run Minions. We don't ride at the speeds which would show any kind of benefit over an aggressive XC tire. I run a Maxxis Rekon up front with a Bontrager XR2 rear, and it's an excellent, lightweight, fast rolling combo that grips very well. I ride all over the state on this tire combo and it never leaves me wanting for more grip. I have a separate set of tires, a Minion DHF front and Aggressor rear, that I use in the NC/AL Mountains. I rode on those tires once in Florida and would never do it again...the rolling resistance is ridiculous and there's no advantage over the combo I mentioned.

    Not sure what tire clearance your bike has, but I'm running 2.6" front and rear, which helps overall grip and floats over sand at the same time. If you can't fit 2.6", you can get a 2.4" Rekon and 2.35" XR2. Or, if you want something a little more aggressive but don't want the rolling resistance of Minions, check out the XR4/XR3 combo from Bontrager.

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