What Front Tire Do You Like
Posted November 05, 2002 - 03:45 PM
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Posted November 05, 2002 - 06:03 PM
Not sure where you are from, but it likely has some bearing on tire choice. Here in Calif desert, there seems to be some agreement on the D756 as a great front tire. I hear some that like the Mich S12 also.
As for the rear, I currently have a 756 there, too. It took some getting used to on hard packed roads, etc. Seems to want to slide a fair amount. At some point, though, it just locks in and digs. It's VERY good in deep sandwashes and silt beds, loose hillclimbs, and gravel.
As for rocks, nothing gets great traction, but the Dunlops seem to hold up ok for me. I run 18 front, 15+ rear in rocks and 12 front, 12 rear for everything else. I tried running less in rocks, but got tired of fixing pinch flats.
Hope this helps.
Posted November 05, 2002 - 07:46 PM
Posted November 06, 2002 - 04:37 AM
Math (still trying to prepare this "behind-the-name" story)
Posted November 06, 2002 - 07:24 AM
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Posted November 08, 2002 - 05:33 AM
Hard terrain will hurt and make holes in your pants and maybe jacket, possibly break an elbow or shin protector...
Intermediate terrain won't make holes, but shocks and hurts as much as hard terrain as the basis of the terrain is alsmost as hard as what we call "hard terrain".
Soft terrain is just fun to fall on!!!
I think that for the front tire the main factor is the design. As I said in previous posts I'm not an engineer but it seems to me that some designs are, for a unknown reason, a real win and some other, for an unknown reason will always be crap no matter the material they are made of is.
Also waiting for your opinions on the question posted by ZEKEDAWG.
Math "the anti-739 guy"
Posted November 08, 2002 - 05:37 AM
I think its a combination of the softer compound and the more aggressive knobbie pattern. On the edge (compared to the 739) there is an extra row of knobbies which, I feel, helps cornering. The knobbie pattern themselves are unique and probably contribute a great deal to the handling characteristics.
I liked the 739's on hard pack. They stick like glue. Its in the soft loose dirt where I like the S12's better. I haven't tried either in moist conditions. From what I hear I will love the S12's.