best front tire out there

13 replies to this topic
  • the426master

Posted July 19, 2003 - 01:48 PM


I am in need of a new front tire wich ones last longer and grip better I've heard lots about the s12 and 756 :)

  • Dan_from_HB

Posted July 19, 2003 - 02:08 PM


Both great tires. I'd also check out the Maxxis Maxx Cross IT. It works as well as the D-756 and wears much better.

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 19, 2003 - 02:29 PM


Both will suffice

but the question back is what is the terrain like in your neck of the woods

  • the426master

Posted July 19, 2003 - 03:44 PM


we ride in the trees its clay and dirt some rocks tree roots I like rocks mud and dirt :)

  • John_Lorenz

Posted July 19, 2003 - 03:50 PM


I like rocks mud and dirt

Well of course you do what 426master wouldnt :) silly boy..

Then the Dunlop 756 will be good for the mud, rocks will wear it pretty quick. Of course there is dirt mud and rocks. Cant vouch for the s12 durability. Both tires are for soft terrain aka MUD, sand forrest Loam

I prefer the 756

  • timvv51

Posted July 19, 2003 - 06:10 PM


Yes, Michelin S12s are great tires in the soft stuff, but they wear REAL QUICK, and they are made in France and Frogs suck. Tim

  • endurodog

Posted July 19, 2003 - 07:07 PM


I like the 755 in soft stuff. It wears pretty quick though in rocks.

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  • banffboy

Posted July 19, 2003 - 09:06 PM


M12(and they're actually produced in Spain)

  • BlueThunder

Posted July 19, 2003 - 09:44 PM


Well said banffboy.........M-12 is my favorite also :).

  • Jekel

Posted July 20, 2003 - 03:04 AM


Just put a M12 on the front andhave to say I'm impressed :)

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 20, 2003 - 04:27 AM


The s12 front lasts well and works in all kinds of conditions. It is weak in very hard terrain but you can get by on them to get to the softer terrain. I do not recommend them for hard terrain conditions all the time. I know some of the guys in the Colorado area prefer dunlops on the harder surfaces. I am out in Colorado now riding for 10 days and the s12s are holding up so far.

  • Dan_Lorenze

Posted July 20, 2003 - 08:11 AM


My favorites, Pirelli MT44 (best traction), Bridgestone 601, Dunlop 756, Maxxis IT and lastly.....The ole 490 :) :D


  • the426master

Posted July 20, 2003 - 12:37 PM


what tire is good in mud and tacky dirt the m12 or s12 and wich one lasts longer

  • timvv51

Posted July 20, 2003 - 05:03 PM


I have bought more Michelin tires than anything else and have always thought they were top quality. But I have seen where they are French owned. Thats a toughy if they are produced in Spain. I have a hard time with French products right now because of their lack of loyalty after all we have done for them. Tim


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