Who makes the best tire?
Posted September 11, 2002 - 12:33 AM
Posted September 11, 2002 - 01:56 AM
Up here in NH, we have LOT's and I mean LOT's of rock. You can go from rock, to hard pack, loam, sand, roots, mud. I don't think it can get any tougher than this to find a "Compromise" tire.
I had been using a 756 Dunlop, that is until I was forced to ride out a Turkey Run, 15 miles, with it flat. The tire carcass is trashed.
>> After searching previous posts, I came up w/ Michelin M12 (S12's CHUNCK) or Pirelli MT44.
One KTM guy I rode with, who OWNS his own Bike Accessory Shop, normally uses MT44's >> if that means anything. He DID comment he had tried 756's up here and no longer uses them.
I personally feel the STOCK 739 (NOT an "739 FAJ")front is useless, except for shredding and thrown into a (tire burner) electric power plant.
Posted September 11, 2002 - 03:15 AM
Posted September 11, 2002 - 03:30 AM
My next choice if money provides will be the Pirelli MT44
Posted September 11, 2002 - 04:21 AM
Posted September 11, 2002 - 04:25 AM
Posted September 11, 2002 - 06:17 AM
I used to be a Die Hard D756 Fan, and would not even think of using another tire. It performed Great on the Hard and Medium stuff....I had problems with it in the wet stuff, especially wet clay....MXTuner used to just blast through areas that the rest of us with 756's were just slippin and slinin around in....
He convinced me to give an S12 a try and man what a difference....
If I was just riding in the hard pack with some sand mixed in I would probably still be using the 756's ....They do seriously hook up in the right conditions.
Posted September 11, 2002 - 06:38 AM
The majority of the time I ride, it is dusty hard pack, deep sand.
Hollister has alot of deep sand in the back acres. it is somewhat rocky and rutted badly.
how well did the 756 hold up for you in the mud
and how do you compare the s12's