MT-21 Pirellis- Anyone tried them?
Posted June 25, 2001 - 12:05 PM
Roostn in Golden
Posted June 25, 2001 - 01:45 PM
Posted June 25, 2001 - 05:56 PM
A friend with a Suzuki RMX 250 had the same complaint about the MT-21 rear tire.
The damn thing will last for ever. Extemely long wearing tire.
Old guy, Dual Sported 98 WR 400 and GPS geek
Posted June 25, 2001 - 06:09 PM
I've been really pleased with the performance of my MT-21's, though you really need to look at what you intend to put them through. If you need a tire that can be considered street legal but still rip off the road this is one of the best you can get. The rubber compound seems to be quite hard which gives great wear, but probably sacrifices some off road. I researched the same issue before buying and it seemed there were different needs based upon where you lived. The guys on the east coast prefered someting different than the guys on the west coast. Since you already have them, I think you should wear them out and keep us posted.
Posted June 26, 2001 - 12:33 AM
There is no law (in Ohio) that states anywhere about what kinds of tires you may run on the street. (Except studded tires).
I took my bike (with s-12s on) to be inspected at the state highway patrol and was givin that info.
No one has ever hassled me about my s-12s
they don't wear very well but who cares.
I prefer to sacrifice performance in the street compared to the woods.
Ohio is a muddy place your conditions may be different.
They are a bit scary in the rain on the street.
3 rear tires a year $210
2 fronts $120
well worth it
Posted June 26, 2001 - 02:38 AM
But I used to chunk off the knobs of the tires. One time KerryT and I had brand new MT21's on our 650's. We chunked off the knobs and trashed the tires in just one narly, rocky ride here in Colorado.
I called Baja Designs and told them about our problem. They recommended a tire that isn't DOT approved but they said lasts longer than the MT21's and doesn't chunk AND is a true off road tire. The Bridgstone M78's. I've been using them ever since. Baja Designs told me they aren't DOT approved simply becuase Bridgestone never got around to attemping to get the rating. I don't know if that's true or not.
I have never been hastled for not having a DOT tire here in Colorado. In fact my old neighbor was a cop and didn't even know that was a requirement in Colorado.
I agree it depends on what terrain you ride and which state you live in.
Posted June 26, 2001 - 04:05 AM