Starcross MH2 front/MS2 Rear vs M12/s12 combo
Posted October 14, 2003 - 08:04 PM
I run 50/50 Hardpack/Sand and noticed that some people run the "older" m12F s12R combo. Was wondering if the above combo would make sense.
Thinking goes like this:
MH2 front to stick the front end into hardpack corners over the harder compound MS2 tire. What problems will I encounter with this tire in the sand?
MS2 rear thinking the tire will hook up better in the sand and be good on the hardpack. Maybe chunk because of harder compound? I'm guessing the rear end is gonna want to come around (not as tacky).
Sounds like maybe I'm telling myself to get the MH2 front & rear?
OK, How about a front/rear compound discussion/combo recommendation (by compound).
I'm thinking front tires don't wear as fast (and are cheaper) so maybe I could even go with a softer compound up front (maybe the MH3?).
Anybody try the starcross series and go back to the M12/S12 combo?
Can anybody argue (enlighten) me on the various COMPOUND theory front & rear?
I know some run the 756 up front and a michelin in the back... why? Also the new 742F is available and wondering if anyones gone to that tire for the front.
I know I'm rambling but I've got to buy some tires so I feel like a little more confusion is in order.
Posted October 15, 2003 - 10:21 PM
Posted October 15, 2003 - 11:49 PM
I ended up going with the mh2 front and rear because I found them local. May try the harder tire (MS2 rear)next just to see what the difference is.
Posted October 20, 2003 - 06:19 PM
The s-12 rear seems ok except when you lean it waaay over (especially on hard pack)the rear breaks loose without much warning. It stands up pretty good though. No chunking, no thrown knobs. It will peel or nibble the leading edge of the knobs fairly quickly but other than that ,I have no complaints, especially since the tires are about $50 cheaper each than any other quality comparable tire available around here.
Posted October 21, 2003 - 05:31 AM
I run an MH2 on the back with a dunlop 756 in the front. The main area I ride is real sanding up in the upper hills , but turns into cement below. The bike worls great in both areas, "NOW THAT SPUTTER" helped me with some suspension changes.
I have mixed feelings on the MH2 though. Seems the 756 front rear worked much better. I was thinking going to s12 or the perrilli's next
Posted October 21, 2003 - 06:00 AM
Posted October 21, 2003 - 07:28 AM
Posted October 21, 2003 - 06:21 PM
I'm going the the Maxx Cross IT on the rear as soon as I get time to change it.