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Post  Nm767 on Wed Mar 19, 2014 9:00 am

Ok guys I know there's a lot of threads on here but I'm very new to dirtbike tires and looking for your advice.

I'm about ready for tires and am not sure what to get. I ride prob close to 50/50 road/dirt maybe closer to 60/40 r/d. I ride a lot of gravel and lose dirt but also Mudd. I'm also a big dude at 255 pounds.

I have trail wings on now and don't like them on or off road. They seem to slide a lot. I've read the mt21s and d606s are popular but just wanted options based on my riding.

Obviously they need to be DOT tires
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Post  bigkuri on Wed Mar 19, 2014 8:54 pm

Front - MT21
Rear - Mefo SuperExplorer

Love them.

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Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:31 pm

TKC80 front , not sure about the rear as what works on road sucks badly on dirt and vice versa .
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Re: Need tire advise

Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:33 pm

Mefo Superexplorer , excelent tyres until it gets wet and  deep  Bump 
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Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:35 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:Mefo Superexplorer , excelent tyres until it gets wet and  deep   Bump 

Oh no i hope certain soufefrikan member never reads this  goof 
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Post  bigkuri on Wed Mar 19, 2014 11:37 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:Mefo Superexplorer , excelent tyres until it gets wet and  deep   Bump 

Yep. It's all a compromise eh.

Wet and deep.... heehee

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Re: Need tire advise

Post  babuja on Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:16 pm

For 50/50 i would still use the MT21.

There's no perfect tire for 50/50 that gives you excelent traction on grave, sand and mud.

You could use some TKC or Karoo with better traction on groad or MT21 with better traction offroaf
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Re: Need tire advise

Post  PigInTheCity on Fri Apr 18, 2014 8:00 pm

I have a Kenda 270 on that back, needed a cheap swap from the burnt stock tire when I bought the bike and I have been unexpectedly satisfied. Feels good cornering on the road and and has gotten me through some rocky power lines. Not to mention fairly minimal wear for a tire that may or may not get subjected to copious amounts of pavement wheelies.
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Re: Need tire advise

Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Apr 18, 2014 9:48 pm

PigInTheCity wrote:I have a Kenda 270 on that back, needed a cheap swap from the burnt stock tire when I bought the bike and I have been unexpectedly satisfied. Feels good cornering on the road and  and has gotten me through some rocky power lines. Not to mention fairly minimal wear for a tire that may or may not get subjected to copious amounts of pavement wheelies.

Very popular DS tyre  nice 
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