Best tire for sandy track?


14 replies to this topic
  • barch88

Posted July 10, 2006 - 10:59 PM

#1

I see we're all on the subject of tires tonight so I thought I would ask while Im in the market for them...My tracks very sandy, if you see the pics:

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=394492

What would be the best tire combo for that track? Thanks!

  • flintlock28

Posted July 11, 2006 - 02:27 AM

#2

I just read about a new tire from Pirelli in one of the magazines, that is suppossed to be "The" tire for sand only. I think it was one of the Scorpion line.

I'll have to look for the issue....they said some of the Pro's were using it at Southwick. One thing about it..is that it's for sand only; and not to be used for hardpack or you will be on your Azz. I'll find the issue, and post.

:ride:

  • 116CJ

Posted July 11, 2006 - 03:22 AM

#3

i use a pirelli scorpioncross at southwick. its unreal but but completely useless if there is anything but sand on your track.

  • gjones

Posted July 11, 2006 - 04:22 AM

#4

Michelin S12 all day long. So far that is the best sand tire that I have found. I actually run it all the time, an I ride cross country in Texas. Most tracks have a mixture of sand, loam, and hardpack. It holds up pretty well and grips pretty well in all conditions. I just changed it the other day after 6 (50 mile) races.

  • SUnruh

Posted July 11, 2006 - 04:58 AM

#5

Michelin MS3 front and either the same rear or MT44 rear.

  • NoFearOakley48

Posted July 11, 2006 - 05:52 AM

#6

kenda millville is great in sand

  • Davey762

Posted July 11, 2006 - 06:20 AM

#7

The new pirelli scorpion sand tire or the new michelin sandcross tire are supposed to be the best.

  • dirtflea

Posted July 11, 2006 - 09:16 AM

#8

Michelin S12 all day long. So far that is the best sand tire that I have found. I actually run it all the time, an I ride cross country in Texas. Most tracks have a mixture of sand, loam, and hardpack. It holds up pretty well and grips pretty well in all conditions. I just changed it the other day after 6 (50 mile) races.

Ditto, the S-12 is an awesome all around tire. The star cross tire is also very good.

  • joshb

Posted July 11, 2006 - 10:01 AM

#9

If you ride the S12 in anything besides sand all it does is rip entire side knobs off.

  • dirtflea

Posted July 11, 2006 - 11:35 AM

#10

If you ride the S12 in anything besides sand all it does is rip entire side knobs off.

I have been using the tires in enduro races were there is a lot of rock riding and I don't see anymore wear on the s-12's than anyother tire.

  • kree123420

Posted July 11, 2006 - 12:10 PM

#11

I'm going to go out on a limb and say a paddle tire.

  • barch88

Posted July 11, 2006 - 04:05 PM

#12

Thanks for all the responses people, so the Michelin S12 would be the best for me?

  • dirtflea

Posted July 11, 2006 - 07:18 PM

#13

If you are going to ride terrain that has both dirt and sand, yes, the S-12 is the way to go. If you are going to just ride dunes like Pismo or Glamis the paddle tire would be best.

  • rungunner

Posted July 11, 2006 - 07:39 PM

#14

After riding with a 756 for two weekends and then going to an S-12. I am for now in favor of the S-12. It stuck to the trail. All sandy conditions with an occasional hard pack trail. First time using S-12 and am very impressed.

  • barch88

Posted July 11, 2006 - 07:41 PM

#15

Alright, S12 it is!

Thanks everyone.





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