What are your tires of choice?
Posted June 19, 2002 - 07:43 AM
Posted June 19, 2002 - 08:07 AM
Has anyone used the Michelin ISDE tire which is DOT approved?
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:48 PM
Posted June 19, 2002 - 02:50 PM
I have since gone to 756's. I used them in Moab as well.
Posted June 20, 2002 - 01:13 AM
Posted June 20, 2002 - 03:51 AM
Posted June 20, 2002 - 04:40 AM
Posted June 20, 2002 - 05:35 AM
In a recent MXA, they found the Maxxis 6001 IT to be a surprisingly good tire. I do believe it is less expensive than other tires.
If you do have to cut corners on $$$, put a good tire up front. It is easier to work w/ a squirrely rear, than a washing front end.
Posted June 20, 2002 - 08:39 AM
I am (finally) going to have to replace the MT44 I have up front. It has lasted through a very rocky off-road race and an additional 20 hours of sand. I would say it wears BETTER (definitely not what Pirelli is known for) than a 756 and works just as well in the sand (and pea gravel and rocks).
For a good all around combo out west I personally would recommend a 756 or MT44 up front and a 756 or 739AT out back. I don't think the 739 up front is better at anything than the 756, except maybe asphalt...
Posted June 20, 2002 - 04:24 PM
I have just recently switched to Michelin M12 on the rear for bit more competitive edge. I really like it. It doesn't quite last as long but much better on bothe hardpack and sand. I am considering an M12 for the front, but I have been told that tire is not as good as the rear for hardpack ?
anyway just a note....
Posted June 20, 2002 - 05:22 PM
Posted June 20, 2002 - 05:32 PM