Front tire suggestions
Posted August 19, 2003 - 11:42 AM
Ride in a lot of soft sandy conditions along with the forest hardpack. I don't think I like the Trackmaster II front tire very much. It really didn't grab in corners well.
I ride some road and am debating on whether to stay DOT. I like the idea of being "street legal" even with the tires, but I don't think the 5-0 really check out tires. What are your thoughts?
Posted August 19, 2003 - 03:15 PM
There is a DOT approved copy of the S-12 front which is the Pirelli MT83. I have two sets of rims, one for dirt and the other for dual-sport, and I run this as my dual-sport front tire. Works pretty good on the street too!
Posted August 19, 2003 - 04:34 PM
My next off-road front tire is probably going to be the M-12 or SM2. I've had very good luck with the S-12 except that the side knobs tend to chunk in rocky terrain.
Same experience here. The M12 grabs and lasts without the chunking in rocks.
Posted August 20, 2003 - 02:49 PM
Posted August 21, 2003 - 12:19 PM