best tire setup
Posted November 20, 2003 - 09:54 AM
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Posted November 21, 2003 - 09:36 AM
I have run the S12 front and rear the M12 front and rear with combinations of both. The S12 setup works well in the mud and sand but chunks up bad in rocks and hardpan. The M12 I would stay away from. The S12 front is prone to pinch flats so again if you ride in rocks stay away from them.
Tell us why you won't run M-12's. You mention Reno Motor Sports. The local 'fast guy' runs the M-12 with Bib Mouse, and he can run any tire he wants - He OWNS Reno Motor Sports.
In the terrain I ride, which is rocky AND sandy. I have never run a better combo. I have never run pirellis. I have run Maxxis. Their hard terrain front tire on mard pack is incredible! The IT rear did not wear well on my 426, and chucked quite a bit in rocks. I AM interested in why the SLAM on M-12s.
Posted November 21, 2003 - 10:11 PM
I did not slam the M-12 I said “I” would stay away from it. I ran them and was not impressed. I didn't like the strait line traction and I thought it was a little squirrelly however it wore like iron never chunked up or got a flat. The M-12 front tire wore terrible I had to replace it after two races those Nevada rocks ripped all the nobs off the thing. Tires are kind of like gloves you have to find the one that fits your hands (or riding style) I have had a lot of people recommend the Dunlop 739 to me I ran that both front and rear and I would stay away from that one also because I felt it was unpredictable. We used to get some good buys on the Michelins but they have become kind of pricey with there popularity and I think there are some better tires out there for the money. Like Maxxis IT’s and I am sure as they get more popular their price will increase also. I only have one race on this setup and my opinion may change if I run into the chunking problem you say you had.
Posted November 22, 2003 - 12:08 AM
Posted November 22, 2003 - 06:38 AM
Posted November 22, 2003 - 10:41 AM
Anyone use the Bridgestone M25 front tire, it has a spike type tread , supposed to be good for deep mud.
I've not used the M25. If you are riding Colton or the Burn, the M12 does well. I am referring to slicky snotty, rocky conditions. It doesn't sound like much of a dry environment tire. I've had the s12 chunk. Friends with KTM400's say they like it and have had no chunking. Apex in OC does pretty well for tire pricing