Trials rear tire on WR450F?


38 replies to this topic
  • Tough Guy

Posted May 20, 2007 - 04:05 PM

#21

I went for a 30 mile ride today...The trials tire is great. I'll be adding one to the front soon, the grip is amazing and makes trails with logs and rocks easier.

Chris

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted May 20, 2007 - 07:16 PM

#22

I've been thinking about trying one out myself, but I want a wider tire. I found a Cheng Shin C186 in a 4.5 width, which is about a 120. Since I run Maxxis IT's most of the time and they're a subsidiary of Cheng Shin, perhaps this would be doable. Another kicker is the Cheng Shin is only about $40 :)...SC


It looks like a skinny "girly" tire. But don't let that fool you. Run it at about 12lbs and it has a huge foot print on the ground and wraps itself around everything. You'll have maximum contact with the ground.

Don't look at it, just ride it.

  • Jwar1r1t3

Posted May 20, 2007 - 07:28 PM

#23

How well do they hold up in shale, coal, and very rocky terrain??

Are they better for soft sand-like coal hill climbs??

  • jerryls

Posted May 21, 2007 - 09:17 PM

#24

Here's a review I did last year on the D803: http://www.thumperta...&highlight=D803

Still loving it. Just don't race 'em.

Jerry

  • gregwr450f

Posted May 22, 2007 - 02:09 AM

#25

How well do they hold up in shale, coal, and very rocky terrain??

Are they better for soft sand-like coal hill climbs??


Better then any knobby.

  • gregwr450f

Posted May 22, 2007 - 02:10 AM

#26

note- I run my pirelli at 6psi with no problems.

  • coffee

Posted May 22, 2007 - 08:56 AM

#27

... but I want a wider tire. I found a Cheng Shin C186 in a 4.5 width, which is about a 120.....


Competition trials tires are 4.00 x 18".

They are 2 ply radial resulting in a remarkable wrap around small obstacles type grip. Not sure it the Cheng Shin is 2 ply radial...

Tough Guy - sounds like you like the tire! :)

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  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted May 22, 2007 - 09:31 AM

#28

I have used IRC TR-1 trials tires off and on for years. The only place they aren't good is in sand. I always put the TR-1s on when I'm headed for hardpack or rocky areas. However, Florida sugar sand sucks with trials tires.

  • XR_RON

Posted May 22, 2007 - 09:50 AM

#29

The only thing that ive found is that when your leaned over really far,they seem to skid a little more than a knobby with lugs going over almost to the sidewalls,straight line traction is impressive,I dont see how,but it hooks up dare I say better than a knobby in some instances,maby I need my head examined.Oh,Im running a michelin X-11,its not cheap,but I feel its worth it.

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  • Tough Guy

Posted May 22, 2007 - 06:30 PM

#30

Competition trials tires are 4.00 x 18".

They are 2 ply radial resulting in a remarkable wrap around small obstacles type grip. Not sure it the Cheng Shin is 2 ply radial...

Tough Guy - sounds like you like the tire! :)

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Yeah, so far so good. I think for lower speed technical riding they are hard to beat...I also think the trials tire is a good match for the Rekluse clutch.

Chris

  • 92_YZ_250

Posted May 22, 2007 - 07:18 PM

#31

how are trials tires for just trail riding such as logging roads, moderate hills maybe a few steep ones, maybe some wet or muddy conditions? some trails i ride can have a lot of small to mediuam and a few larger rocks how would that go? thanks

  • Tough Guy

Posted May 22, 2007 - 08:24 PM

#32

Try a trials tire, you'll like it! :)

Chris

  • rx1mtnman

Posted May 29, 2007 - 07:01 AM

#33

Tough Guy, where are you located in MT? How do the trials tires work in the mub ans snow? Are you better off with a knobby in these conditions?

  • rx1mtnman

Posted May 29, 2007 - 07:01 AM

#34

OOPS! Make that mud and snow...

  • Tough Guy

Posted May 29, 2007 - 07:14 PM

#35

I am in Hamilton, I only have around 100 miles on the rear tire so far. It has performed better so far than the nobby it replaced.

Chris

  • Tough Guy

Posted June 09, 2007 - 06:11 PM

#36

I have over 200 miles on the trials tire now...The leading edges of the tread are starting to round, but otherwise the tire looks to be in perfect condition. I have been running ~10psi and it sticks like glue to the ground. I have been climbing stuff I didn't think was possible, and my bike is a tractor in the slow steep technical grinding mountain terrain. The ride is fantastic, I will probably not use a nobby again in the rear.

Chris

  • dl19

Posted June 09, 2007 - 07:18 PM

#37

I have a friend who just installed both front and rear Dunlop Trials tires on his DRZ400. He replaced his stock tires. I and he were absolutely amazed at how much traction he got. Last ride he could barely go through even a few inches of snow, but this time was riding across drifts and digging through the soft stuff. I used to ride right up tight, because his stocker had not traction and nothing flew up. The trials did not throw rocks like a knobby, but it threw enough and actually seemed to grip better. He did not want to try a couple hills because he worried about traction (based on stock tires). He smoked up them like he had the baddest knobby on. I have some tires to use up but I will try one for sure when I need a new rear tire. He felt a knobby on the front would grip better in multi-terrain.

  • Tough Guy

Posted July 20, 2007 - 08:40 PM

#38

I have just over 400 miles on my trials tire now...it stills works great and appears to be at its half-life. I want to turn the tire around on the rim to regain a fresh edge. If you ride woods and enjoy traction, a trials tire will work great for you.

Chris

  • waterdirt

Posted July 21, 2007 - 06:46 AM

#39

the D 803's are a great choice. For $80 they're pretty cheap! turned my 07 wr450 into a tractor!




 
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