Which rear tire for mud?

9 replies to this topic
  • bigtooth

Posted June 28, 2006 - 05:22 AM


Hey everyone, I was hoping to get some feedback on a rear tire for my xr600r. I ride only in the woods and want the best traction I can get, I'm up here in Vermont and it pretty much hasn't stopped raining this summer, so we have tons of mud and water, and usually do. I have a perelli mt44 on the front and I love it! I was looking at the mt-32 or mt-16 for the rear, the mt-32 looks awsome but i'm a little nervous that i'll wear through it really quick. Any input is greatly appreciated.

  • tirebiter

Posted June 28, 2006 - 05:30 AM


I run an IRC M5b in the mud.

  • rolowe12

Posted June 28, 2006 - 09:30 AM


I like my Michelin S12's. They last and don’t puncture easily..

  • bigtooth

Posted June 28, 2006 - 11:08 AM


Has anyone ever tried the rear MT-44?


Posted June 28, 2006 - 09:01 PM


The Bridgestone sand and mud tire is one of the most agressive made. It looks almost like a paddle tire.

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  • TimBrp

Posted June 29, 2006 - 03:57 AM


For the mud a Dunlop 756 is great. The wear factor with all the rocks you have up there would not be well though.

  • bigtooth

Posted June 29, 2006 - 05:13 AM


Your right, I do ride some pretty rocky stuff, I know of more then one old riverbed that we hammer up. I think I might try the IRC mb5 unless they will get chewed up on the rocks really fast, if this is a real issue I might try the mt-16? Any words of wisdom?

  • TimBrp

Posted June 29, 2006 - 08:30 AM


The MT-16 is not a good soft terrain tire. Give the 756 a go. I know you won't be dissapointed in any condition with regards to traction. You won't get the life out of it that you would a intermediate terrain tire though.

  • Thumpmeister

Posted June 29, 2006 - 09:38 AM


My personal favorite over the years is the Michelin M12. Although its kind of soft, and get worn away by the power of the brp's, it does REALLY well in anything soft. The knobs have kind of a cup/paddle shape to them, so it works well, imo.

  • tirebiter

Posted June 29, 2006 - 04:20 PM


You folks that've been running the Michelins, either the S12 or M12 on your pigs in the soft stuff should give the IRC M5B a try. Hooks up better & lasts way longer...I like the S12 on my smaller bike, but there just ain't enough meat on it when the pig really wants to squeal.. :ride:

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