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Price $85 List$68.00 at REI
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Pros Excellent traction, aggressive tread, ability to run a low pressureEXO sidewall protection, excellent cornering grip, good on front or rear, dual compound increases longevityExcellent cornering, reasonable weight for size, good braking traction, durableVersatile, affordable, great all-around use, intermediate tread height, fast rollingAmazing cornering abilities, performs well in all conditions, stiff and tough casing
Cons Casing feels a touch weaker than other aggressive tires, skiddish transition from center knobs to shoulder knobs, expensive-ishNot the best for hardpack, high rolling resistance, requires good techniqueHigher rolling resistance, expensive-ishNot the best braking tractionSlower rolling, harder rubber compound
Bottom Line A versatile and aggressive tire that delivers exceptional traction in a variety of situationsStep up your game and start leaving your friends in the dustAn aggressive rear tire that lives up to its prestigious monikerA killer rear tire that does it all wellA shred-worthy front tire that delivers exceptional performance on all areas of the trail
Rating Categories Bontrager SE5 Team Issue 2.6 Maxxis Minion DHF 3C/EXO Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Aggressor 2.3 EXO Wild Enduro Front 2.4
Cornering (25%)
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9
8
8
9
Pedaling Traction (20%)
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8
7
Braking Traction (20%)
8
9
9
7
9
Rolling Resistance (15%)
7
7
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9
6
Longevity (15%)
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8
Installation (5%)
8
8
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7
Specs Bontrager SE5 Team... Maxxis Minion DHF... Maxxis Minion DHR II Maxxis Aggressor... Wild Enduro Front...
Size tested 29" x 2.6" 27.5" x 2.3" 27.5" x 2.4" 27.5" x 2.3" 29" x 2.4"
Weight as tested 1081g 870g 917g 885g 1002g
Front, Rear, or Both Both Front, Both Rear, Both Rear Front
Casing Tested Core Strength EXO EXO EXO Gravity Shield
Compound Tested 61a/50a Maxx Terra 3C Maxx Terra Dual Magi-X
Bead Folding Foldable Foldable Foldable Folding
Tread Count (TPI) 60 60 60 60 60
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