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Thumper38

Maxxis 110 or 120

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I put a 120 on a buddys CRF450, bad move. Too tall, too wide, and it overpowers the front tire (D742), making the front push. The same combo with a 110 on my bike is great.

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I put a 120 on a buddys CRF450, bad move. Too tall, too wide, and it overpowers the front tire (D742), making the front push. The same combo with a 110 on my bike is great.

ditto :)

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First let me say that the D742 was a major disappointment. The 756 works so much better except on the hardest surfaces, especially when it starts to slide, that I don't know why anyone who has tried both would use the 742.

I use the IT 120 on the rear of my 450, and the 110 on the 250F. I have used 110's on the 450 as well. On a good, well prepared MX track, I probably would prefer the 110, since it bites pretty well under those circumstances, and it's quite a bit lighter. Anywhere else, I like the 120 better. The two tires seem to corner about the same, but the straight line bite on the 120 is noticeably better.

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Front tires are kinda funny, one mans trash = another mans treasure. I have used 742s, 756s, 739s, 773s etc. all the way back to the 3.00 vs 3.25 metzeler (sp?) debate. Personal preferrence means a lot. But thats off topic here, isn't it. The 110/120 question is what was asked, and I offered advice based on my experience. For me, on my bike and on a buds bike the 120 felt like a truck tire. It hooked up good in a straight line, but had bad traits everywhere else. I'm not saying that for some riders that a 120 IT isn't perfect, just that to me the 110 is better.

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A year or so ago I mounted a 120 on my bike. I remember that it looked bad a$$ on the back of my bike and it did hook up real well all the way around the track. This makes me wonder why I still don't run a 120. :) Maybe that will be my next tire.

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