Michelin Tire size
Posted August 16, 2002 - 11:24 AM
How do the Michelin sizes compare to the Dunlop sizes?
Posted August 16, 2002 - 11:46 AM
They are not the same. I believe, but ain't sure, that the 140 corresponds to a 120/100-18 Dunlop.
I haven't run a Michelin out back in a long time.
Posted August 16, 2002 - 01:29 PM
Thanks for posting the clarification. It never ocurred to me to call Michelin and ask. Gee.
I principally ride in sand. Some sugar, some gravel, few rocks. Occasionally I'll ride in the mountains, hardpack and rocks, and occasionally I'll race in the same type of terrain, other events are pure sand washes (usually gravel w/ lots of rocks) and sand whoops.
I run an 120/100-18 Dunlop 739AT in races and if I play ride in the mountains, it is a good crossover tire I think and nearly flat-proof. Not great in sand or mud but not bad.
95% of the time though I run a 120/90-19 (I have two rims, one 18" one 19" ) Dunlop 773. Well, that is a new model, and I'm only on my second one, but I love it. Prior to that I mostly ran 756, prior to that I ran the 755 or 752 (I forget, they are very similar).
The 756 also does okay on hardpack, the 773 is a pure sand tire IMO, the 756 is almost as good in the sand, and I'm pretty sure lasts longer. It should, the 773 has thinner knobs.
I've tried a bunch more in front, Michelin S12 was good, Pirelli MT44 I liked even better, it lasted a good long while. The 756 up front might be the most popular tire on this board, so it obviously isn't only good in the sand. Currently I have the 773 up front too and I love it.
Posted August 19, 2002 - 12:38 PM
Posted August 19, 2002 - 12:49 PM
All other tires are inferior....