what about trials tires
Posted August 07, 2006 - 10:07 PM
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Posted August 08, 2006 - 06:22 AM
It doesn't mean I won't use a knobbie for other situations.
Hill climbs become much easier, but keep your hand on the clutch because lots of rear wheel traction sometimes means lots of wheelies.
Here are some posts that may be good reading to you. The full trials tire debate has been gone over.
I think these are a good read.
Posted August 11, 2006 - 07:59 AM
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Posted August 12, 2006 - 08:20 AM
Posted August 12, 2006 - 09:49 AM
How well do these tires do for mud riding? Do they clean out pretty good?
I use an IRC trials tire (tubless tire, with a tube), but I mostly ride in the desert. I know for a fact they are great when the conditions are not muddy (wet is ok, but muddy is different)
The general consensus is that they may not be good for that. Check the three post above for various real world opinions by people that actually use them. Or, try asking in the offroad forum. You'll get a ton of responses there.
Posted August 12, 2006 - 02:16 PM
Posted August 12, 2006 - 08:30 PM
Posted August 12, 2006 - 10:23 PM
Posted August 13, 2006 - 02:50 PM
I run a michy X11, I run it at 10psi and would have to say I'll never use a knobby again, in my opinion the trials out performs a knobby in every situation including mud, while I watch my mates slip and slide the trials keeps my rear end tracking straight.
So... you have some real world experience in mud. That's great. I am wondering how my trials tire will do in a few months when the weather changes.
Sounds like I will still like it when I ride in the sloppy stuff?
What tire were you running before? What is your comparison?
Posted August 14, 2006 - 06:23 AM
question... I was riding this weekend through some desert trails but never got completely comfortable during sharp turns. Is it just me or does the trials tire feel kinda weird because it doesn't slip and slide like a true knobbie does?
I can get it to slip and slide on loose sand. But on other terrain, I have to really spin it up to get it to break loose. Sometimes, when turning at speed (speed for me is about 30mph or about 19km per hour), I really need to back end to slide around.
As it stands now, I find myself going just a little slower in the turns. Is this your observation also?
Don't get me wrong... I still love this tire.
Posted August 14, 2006 - 10:41 AM
The Michelin or Dunlop competition radials are probably not a good street choice and would wear quickly...however a generic brand X "trials universal" works fine and many came standard with dual purpose bikes at one time... being much better on the street then a knobbie.
Are Trials Tires any good for street use? I'm starting to wire my D/S kit and am looking for a good tire to go with...
Posted August 14, 2006 - 01:11 PM
when turning at speed (speed for me is about 30mph or about 19km per hour), I really need to back end to slide around.
Just so you know 30 mph is 50 Kph.
I have to try one of these trials tires. I just have a hard time believing they are that good in the dirt.
Posted August 14, 2006 - 07:16 PM
Posted August 15, 2006 - 12:54 AM