What is the best tire for traction , reliability , and durability for street and trails . Looking to commute ,and trail ride ?
2002 WR 250F Best Dual Sport tire ?
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
Posted January 07, 2015 - 08:09 PM
Thanks for the replys . I really appreciate everyone !!