Best tires for soft to intermediate terrain

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  • sirthumpalot

Posted January 15, 2002 - 11:11 AM


I'm looking for opinions on the best tires for soft to intermediate terrain. I ride only MX and the track I most frequently ride goes from freshly watered dirt to softer sand as it dries out during the day. There is one hard section but it's too short to be significant in my opinion. I'm mostly interested in the front but suggestions for the rear are great too.


  • flyinguitars

Posted January 15, 2002 - 12:01 PM


Dunlop 756-They hook up everywhere. I ride on a track that is orange clay like dirt..awesome when its moist but like concrete when its dry. The 756s hook up in either condition. My track also has a few woods loops that are 75% deep sugar sand, the 756s hook in the sand too.

  • RichB

Posted January 15, 2002 - 12:02 PM


My personal preference is Dunlop 752 or 756 rear and 755 or 766 front for every condition (especially anything remotely soft).

  • RichB

Posted January 15, 2002 - 12:03 PM


Sorry about the fat finger -- that's 756 front not 766

  • jaybird67k

Posted January 15, 2002 - 12:10 PM


Bridgestone M59 M70 combo.

Later, Jason

  • Tom_Higdon

Posted January 15, 2002 - 12:46 PM


Michelin S-12 series, they work awesome and last forever!

  • Hokie

Posted January 15, 2002 - 12:51 PM


I'm going to vote for the 756 front and rear. They work really well in every condition I have ridden in except blue groove, hard pack.

[ January 15, 2002: Message edited by: Hokie ]

  • yzf322

Posted January 15, 2002 - 04:01 PM


Hey dude just like Tom says the M-12 tire is the waty to go..........later

  • yzf322

Posted January 15, 2002 - 04:04 PM


Sorry thats S-12 my bad :)

  • strack

Posted January 15, 2002 - 04:24 PM


go with the s-12 they make your bike like a tank in the soft stuff and don't go to bad on hard terrrain either

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  • dsp426

Posted January 15, 2002 - 05:18 PM


dunlop 756/755 either is great.

  • forloop

Posted January 15, 2002 - 05:24 PM


For soft to int terrain 756/756

For varing conditions 756/739G F/R

Int to Hard 739/739G

The new Dunlops really seems to cross over well. I have been real pleased with 756's and 739's.

  • Shawn_Mc

Posted January 16, 2002 - 02:41 PM


Sirthump, check out Cyclenews, for last week, they had a tire test on a new Dunlop specifically for what you wanted. I forget who wrote the test, but he said He liked the tires. They were a 77something I think, apparently available everywhere now. Good Luck

  • MX_Tuner

Posted January 17, 2002 - 02:04 AM


Michelin S12 rear and M12 front. No contest around these parts.

  • yama/YZFan

Posted January 17, 2002 - 04:50 AM


756's soft to medium (winter)
739's intermediate to hard (summer)
I JUST SCORED NEW 756'S LAST NIGHT, YA! Ready for the soft stuff now.


Posted January 17, 2002 - 06:10 PM



What size is that rear tire? And get to work on my forks :) ..You dont have time for this :D :D :D



  • rmonk

Posted January 17, 2002 - 10:01 PM


I've ripped side knobs off of every tire I've used except the Michelin S12's. These things stick like **** to a blanket but I think that the M12 front is better. S12 rear, M12 front

  • Darren_Santilli

Posted January 18, 2002 - 01:19 AM


Michelin S-12 without a doubt

  • MX_Tuner

Posted January 18, 2002 - 02:08 AM


The Michelins are sized by the "old" metric scale. In other words, a 120 width Michelin is the equivalent to a 100 Dunlop, a 130 equals the 110 Dunlop and the 140 is the same as a 120 Dunlop.

Your parts should show up today, Pete.

  • AngryCandy

Posted January 18, 2002 - 06:32 AM


Dunlop has a brand new soft terrain tire out that is replacing the 755 and 752. It is called the 773. HERE is a review. A couple of guys over at DRN are running them and love them in the mud/sand/moist dirt. I think Rocky Mtn has them in stock.

[ January 18, 2002: Message edited by: AngryCandy ]

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