Best off road tire for the money


25 replies to this topic
  • Birdy426

Posted July 05, 2008 - 03:04 AM

#21

MAxis Maxcross IT for the rear. Wears like iron and hooks up in just about any condition. Dunlop 952 for the front. This tire turned my WR into a new bike! I couldn't believe the difference in turning!

  • WR_Dave

Posted July 05, 2008 - 06:24 AM

#22

I guess I'll throw in here as well. I am currently using the Maxxis IT rear and it is wearing well and has good traction for most of the varied terrain we ride here in the rockies ( mud,roots, logs and rocks), I will however have to agree with SMJC Don on the Sakura Dirt Shark as a great, cheap rear tire. I tried one on the front and took it off after 1 ride as it was waaaay to scary for me. I went back to the Pirrelli MT44 front that I have been using for the last 10 years and won't go away from it again. WR Dave.

  • Trail_Ryder

Posted July 05, 2008 - 06:29 AM

#23

The Maxxis IT is a great hard terrain tire, but they are HEAVY duty and, IMHO, they aren't that great in the mud and clay.

The Kenda Trakmaster II REAR tire is a GOOD budget / value tire.

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  • CAVSCOUT96

Posted July 05, 2008 - 07:58 AM

#24

s12 front IRC VE-33 rear. Where are you in S. IN? I'm at Ft. Knox, and looking for some riding partners.

  • jdavisjp

Posted July 05, 2008 - 08:41 AM

#25

I live in New Albany, work in Louisville.
I found a guy near me on craigs list with new tires for sale
NEW TIRES:
Bridgestone M401 front 80/100/21 (quantity 3)
Dunlop 739FA front 80/100/21
Michelin M12 front 90/90/21
Michelin M12 rear 130/70/19
Michelin S12 rear 130/80/18
$35.00 ea, will the 130/80/18 work on a wr426 or will it be to wide.

  • SJMC_DON

Posted July 05, 2008 - 11:26 AM

#26

I live in New Albany, work in Louisville.
I found a guy near me on craigs list with new tires for sale
NEW TIRES:
Bridgestone M401 front 80/100/21 (quantity 3)
Dunlop 739FA front 80/100/21
Michelin M12 front 90/90/21
Michelin M12 rear 130/70/19
Michelin S12 rear 130/80/18
$35.00 ea, will the 130/80/18 work on a wr426 or will it be to wide.


Michelin 130 is like anyone else's 110... I have typically run Michelin 140's on all my WR's so you will have no issues with a 130.

Those are good prices, I would buy the S-12 just don't expect it to last very long (depending on how often you ride) It will hook up seriously and will give you a new found respect for the throttle. An S-12 will also continue to get great traction even as it wears to 50% or more. I don't know bout the other fronts listed but the M-12 is a decent front tire, it's narrow but works well I've been running one now for a couple months.. it's soft and will wear kinda fast but it's an all around good tire.




 
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