Front tire question for experienced riders
Posted August 07, 2006 - 12:26 PM
Knowing that the front tire still is in excellent condition would it be wise for me to go to a better front tire or would it just be a waste of money? If you think it would be wise, wich tire would you suggest?
My riding conditions are 75-25 off-on, mainly gravel, woods(wet) and grassland...
My back tire is worn out (Pirelli MT18), so I was thinking of getting some new rubber. Reading the previous post about tires made me start thinking about changing both front and back tire.
Thx for the replies, really appreciate it ...
another enduro enthousiast,
Posted August 07, 2006 - 03:03 PM
Posted August 07, 2006 - 07:06 PM
Posted August 07, 2006 - 07:11 PM
Posted August 07, 2006 - 11:14 PM
Have you got the 90 or 80 front tire?
my kenda Washougal sticky is working really great. i personnaly prefer the kenda washougal over the S-12 front... hard to believe. I have both in the garage and i always switch back to the W Sticky. Carcass is strong/harder but the knobs are soft . i think my little wr450 needs hard sidewall . Good on wet, good on hard, doesn't wear,...best tire i have tried soo far... i love it.
Posted August 07, 2006 - 11:44 PM
EVERYONE will benefit from a new different front tire. I truely think any other front tire would be better. Just pick the best front tire you can buy for the intended terrain, front tires take ages to wear out.
Would someone with little experience in enduro really benefit from a different front tire than stock (Dunlop D908F)?
Throw that sucker in the bin. You will be glad you did. Give it away to an unsuspecting friend for a laugh!
Knowing that the front tire still is in excellent condition would it be wise for me to go to a better front tire or would it just be a waste of money?
*For front and back* When racing, I use Michelin MH3's for the harder terrain events, and the MS3's for the softer terrain events. These tires are pure race, so grip is first and foremost. The MH3's last longer than the MS3's, but that is a given considering the intended terrains for these tires.
If you think it would be wise, wich tire would you suggest?
With the Dunlop's, I like to use the 756's for the softer stuff and the 739's for the harder stuff.
There is nothing like a full blown MX tire for competition.
Posted August 08, 2006 - 10:34 AM
Posted August 08, 2006 - 10:53 AM
The Maxxis Rear Desert IT will wear like iron and hook up very well in Desert conditions, I would use the Desert IT FRONT to start a fire and opt to mount the Maxxis SI front for Desert conditions, it has OK knob traction and a nice stiff carcass.
Posted August 19, 2006 - 02:06 AM
The goodrich tire had no stick what so ever when building up some speed on wet sandy roads (above 80-90km/h it was just all over the place) and when driving on hard wet grounds (forest-trails) I just couldn't feel/predict the bike. Can't figure out why some people are so happy with this tire. It just isn't me!