Dirt tire for sand dunes


11 replies to this topic
  • zj4041

Posted January 24, 2013 - 10:28 AM

#1

Whats a good dirt tire that performs well on sand such as dumont dunes or glamis for a crf 450x? I have a paddle tire and i love it. but i wanna try something different and have a descent spare . In Dakar they use dunlop geomax mx51 or bridgestone m 404 any one have experience with Those on sand?

  • OR Racer46

Posted January 24, 2013 - 01:32 PM

#2

Pirelli makes a tire that looks almost like a mini paddle some guys in Florida ran them with good luck ( Ok its the Scorpion MX soft 410)

Edited by OR Racer46, January 24, 2013 - 01:34 PM.


  • infamy

Posted January 24, 2013 - 02:15 PM

#3

try this one... works great and reasonably priced

http://www.motosport...AR-TIRE-1109019

  • Save_A_Tree_Eat_A_Beaver

Posted January 24, 2013 - 03:01 PM

#4

Pointless to use a dirt tire on sand dunes. Stick with the paddle.

Edited by nofb, January 24, 2013 - 03:09 PM.


  • MNkayaker

Posted January 24, 2013 - 04:37 PM

#5

I have ran a 10 paddle and I have ran a knobby at low air pressure, and I could go anywhere I wanted to runing the knobby. Now I didn't do any real big hill climbs but for jumping, running the whoops, and ripping around I didn't think I lost anything running the knobby.

  • Dune bum

Posted January 24, 2013 - 07:54 PM

#6

I have found that any soft terrain knobbie aired down works well in the sand.As a matter of oppinion i prefer the knob over a paddle ,I just like the give a good knob has.I would start with whatever you have already,air it down and give it a try.Due to having less lift on your front tire without the paddle air it down also.

  • zj4041

Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:02 AM

#7

All good advice. I like the pirelli scorp mx 410 & the artrac tg4. now i wonder if those could be good replacements for a paddle. Im not into big hills or drag racing. I enjoy jumps and dune riding.

  • mec500

Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:25 AM

#8

check out the irc m5b it the best soft terrain tire i have ever seen

  • maboomboom

Posted January 25, 2013 - 11:48 AM

#9

I have ran a 10 paddle and I have ran a knobby at low air pressure, and I could go anywhere I wanted to runing the knobby. Now I didn't do any real big hill climbs but for jumping, running the whoops, and ripping around I didn't think I lost anything running the knobby.


How did you like the 10 paddle? I have a 8 (cause I couldnt find a 10 paddle unless ordered) that I run on a 450, seems ok. I heard though that the 10 paddle wont "dig in" as much. True?

  • sangheraent

Posted January 25, 2013 - 12:15 PM

#10

I run an 8 paddle and I couldn't imagine even running a paddle my bike has a hard time finding traction with the paddle. I rode a buddy's bike with a knobby on it and it was brutal there was literally no traction it was like driving a ferrari on ice. the Michelin star cross would probably be able to move around.

Iv never run a 10 paddle but the oregon dunes that I ride are absolutely brutal with a knobby. not so sure about glamis.

  • Save_A_Tree_Eat_A_Beaver

Posted January 25, 2013 - 12:48 PM

#11

Knobby sucks in glamis too.


You will be wringing out your engine just to stay on top of the flat sand all squirrely with a knobby VS pulling wheelies and riding up loose blow-over faces of dunes with a paddle. Night and day difference.

  • MNkayaker

Posted January 25, 2013 - 06:51 PM

#12

How did you like the 10 paddle? I have a 8 (cause I couldnt find a 10 paddle unless ordered) that I run on a 450, seems ok. I heard though that the 10 paddle wont "dig in" as much. True?


With a 10 I can go anywhere I want to.





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