Ride Report - Maxxis Desert IT (rear)
Posted December 18, 2005 - 05:54 PM
Posted December 18, 2005 - 06:28 PM
Posted December 18, 2005 - 07:45 PM
Posted December 18, 2005 - 08:32 PM
If you liked the IT, try a Maxxis 6001 3.25x1-21 front tire. I have used the Maxxis IT rear for three years now and agree with everything you said. I also swore on Dunlop 756 front tires, even after trying other so-called "HT" tires. I tried the 6001 up front this summer and found that it tracks on UT sand, loose rock and decomposed granite way better than the 756. The 6001 is tough to get on too, and don't let the big knobs up front disuade you. It rocks!
Posted December 19, 2005 - 04:12 PM
I got stuck on a rutted uphill that would have never happened with a regular IT. Tried the uphill twice just to make sure I wasn't imagining things. Based on the performance so far, I'll be switching back to the regular IT. But I have to wear this desert one out first, and that's going to take a while.
Posted December 19, 2005 - 04:58 PM
That's the compromise!
The knobbies are holding up better than a standard IT, but it doesn't seem as grabby (is that a word?) on the rocky uphills.
Grip for durability. You just gotta find what is happy for you.