Maxxis tire says EXO and DH casing. What?!-
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    Maxxis tire says EXO and DH casing. What?!

    I have a Minion DHF that says EXO and DH casing on it. Isn't that contradictory? Isn't EXO a light casing and DH is a heavy-duty casing?

    The tire is like this one:

    Probably not news to anyone, but Maxxis tire designations are stupidly confusing.

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    EXO is a protection layer, not the casing.

    I was confused when i first saw that too.
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    EXO is a sidewall protection layer, not a casing, and is typically added to a single-ply casing. The casing is normally 60 TPI or 120 TPI fabric in Maxxis MTB tires.

    DH-Casing is a dual-ply 60 TPI casing. Meaning twice as much casing fabric is used to add structure and support to the tire along with durability. DoubeDown is a dual-ply 120 TPI casing, lighter fabric for a lighter tire that splits the difference between a reinforced single ply tire and a full-on DH-Casing tire.

    There is a version of the Minion DHF that has an EXO protection layer over a DH-Casing. It's burly, perfect for really rocky bike parks.
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