I want the tire with the best bite! I am looking at both Maxxis Maxx-Cross IT intermediate and the Maxxis Maxx-Cross Desert intermediate. Supposedly the desert version has longer knobs and has a harder compound(according to the rockymountainmc catalog). I want one that wears the best and has the best linear traction. If you think a different tire other than these two is better please share it with me. My bike is a 2003 yamaha yz450f. Ride on!