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Drakesponyexpress

2002 WR 250F Best Dual Sport tire ?

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No one tire does it all that I have seen (I could be wrong)

If you do 90% off road and occasional road ride, go with a DOT approved knobby

The DOT tires have a much harder compound that lasts 3X or longer

Advantage: Long Lasting, Disadvantage: Hard compound not quite as grippy

A full on knobby shows itself in mud & sand where the big gaps dont get 'clogged'

 

That said, if you do 80% street and only occasional off road, go with a 'dual sport' pattern.

Again, if you go too much in the street direction the gaps (the sipes) become small and clog

up easily. A road tire is all about contact patch so they want to make the sipes really narrow

 

So do you see the trade-off that exists here? Its hard to get it all.

 

I have a spare set of rims and have one with knobby and one with dual sport tires

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