Moab - shipping & tire selection

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  • AngryCandy

Posted June 12, 2000 - 08:38 AM


Bryan & Freezer....

Freezer, you out of the hospital yet? I certainly hope so. Bryan mentioned that you were going to check a shipping company that you had used before to get your bike to Denver...any progress?

Dougie & other Moab frequenters...

What would you recommend for tire selection? I know it's very rocky & the slickrock holds like epoxy (good & bad...can't spin the rear climbing steep hills)
Any suggestions would be appreciated.


  • Dougie

Posted June 12, 2000 - 04:07 PM


To be honest, I really don't think it is going to matter. It will get chewed up anyway. I would go with a tire that is has a hard terrain rating.

Last time I needed a new tire before we went so I put on a cheap IRC. It lasted the weekend.

If you have a pretty new tire, you will probably make it. If you have a worn tire, bring a new one with you. Fred sells tires but they are expensive.

Dougie, '99 WR400
Mods: YZ timing, Race Tech Suspension, FMF PC IV, FMF Hi FLo Moto, YZ seat, IMS 3.3 tank, One Industries Graphics, Renthal bars, 14/52 gearing.

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  • Kevin_in_New_Hampshire

Posted June 12, 2000 - 07:07 PM


Wouldn't the hard terrain tire have a shorter life in the rocks?
Hard terrain = soft compound

  • paul913

Posted June 13, 2000 - 04:48 PM


Doug’s got it. Everything from a Dunlap 755 to a Pirelli MT21 will do fine. If you run a soft terrain tire, you may get the best hook-up in the sand and decent ware. We run through a rear every 200 miles (2-3 days) or so out there. Usually, Saturday night is spent cussing over a new tire.



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