Most Durable All Terrain Tire?
Posted 06 June 2009 - 08:12 AM
Oh - and I HATE changing tires!
What are the best *real* offroad tires that last for the long haul offroad? I don't swap tires out just because they lose their edge and round off slighly... but I want something that even if slightly compromised for a trail rider will maintain that same level of performance of MONTHS.
My current list of tires to try includes:
Michelin X-11/Dunlop D803 (trials)
Dunlop D952 and possibly the new MX51
I've tried the MT44, the S12, the D756.... all decent tires, but I'm looking to run 3 sets of wheels (rock, sand, studs) and change tires once a year.... with the exception of the studs - i'll run them until they die to avoid picking up the the stud gun again
Posted 06 June 2009 - 10:05 AM
Pirelli MT16 front and rear for max performance and good longevity (softer rubber)
These tires have close knob spacing so they aren't as good in the sand
Sand only- Bridgestone M59 front provides ultimate traction and wear
Kenda Millville rear provides ultimate traction and wear(mount in "soft terrain direction")
These sand tires will chunk in hardcore rock runs jj
Posted 08 June 2009 - 03:41 PM
2nd the IRC VE 33 works great of the 525
Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:31 PM
Posted 08 June 2009 - 05:40 PM
my MT 44 held up well in the rocks and handled fair - but the side knobs took a beating. the S12 rear was hating life - but it held it together. RORR was alot of wet rocks and technical climbs. I think I flat out smoked the tire a few times... I'll probably keep these tires on my bike for the dualsport next weekend and then trash them.
next tires on the roster, bought 6 months ago, are the Washougal (should've got the Carlsbad probably) front and Trials rear... which will be my 'rock' tires. I'll probably try them during one of the late season sand runs just out of curiousity.
I'm thinking the other set of rims will get some sand tires for the front and an intermediate tire for the rear.
If I go that route:
- sand front/intermediate rear for S.jersey (my primary area)
- intermediate-hard front/trials rear for dry rocks
- intermediate-hard front/intermediate rear for muddy rock runs.
Posted 08 June 2009 - 10:04 PM
www.motoz.com.au is their home page. Don't pay attention to the prices as they are in Australia dollars.
Posted 10 June 2009 - 07:40 AM
Posted 10 June 2009 - 09:19 AM
I have heard they weigh a TON though and need alot of power to spin (think KTM525 - CR500)
Posted 10 June 2009 - 11:46 AM