2002 WR 250F Best Dual Sport tire ?

5 replies to this topic
  • Drakesponyexpress

Posted January 05, 2015 - 10:45 PM


What is the best tire for traction , reliability , and durability for street and trails . Looking to commute ,and trail ride ?

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  • rah7777777

Posted January 06, 2015 - 08:35 AM


With my research I ended up going with Michelin AC10 tires.

Just finished installing yesterday so can't say anything about them yet.

  • Krannie McKranface

Posted January 06, 2015 - 11:26 AM


Kenda Parker DT

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  • AtomicGeo

Posted January 06, 2015 - 05:10 PM


Sedona snake tire, although not DOT legal...

  • bobpara

Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:58 AM


No one tire does it all that I have seen (I could be wrong)

If you do 90% off road and occasional road ride, go with a DOT approved knobby

The DOT tires have a much harder compound that lasts 3X or longer

Advantage: Long Lasting, Disadvantage: Hard compound not quite as grippy

A full on knobby shows itself in mud & sand where the big gaps dont get 'clogged'


That said, if you do 80% street and only occasional off road, go with a 'dual sport' pattern.

Again, if you go too much in the street direction the gaps (the sipes) become small and clog

up easily. A road tire is all about contact patch so they want to make the sipes really narrow


So do you see the trade-off that exists here? Its hard to get it all.


I have a spare set of rims and have one with knobby and one with dual sport tires

  • Drakesponyexpress

Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:09 PM


Thanks for the replys . I really appreciate everyone !! 


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