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1830 miles on a Maxxis Desert IT. photo's

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This is what 1800 miles will do to a Maxxis Desert IT.

This was all sand trails in the Mojave desert. Xr650r

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I have one that looks just about like yours on my 600. I don't know how many miles, but I put it on last summer! Before that I was buying a Dunlop 756 every 2 months. The weird thing is that I still have good traction even though it is so worn down. I said that I will replace it when it doesn't work good anymore. I'm still waiting for that to happen.

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Oh, I was pretty thrilled with the distance I got out of it.

I'm only trail riding so performance isn't that critical. What I did noticed was the loss of braking with the worn tire. It would lock up and just slide.

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Oh man, you must of been hammering pretty good because those Maxxis tires are tough. Do you use the desert IT on the front? I've heard both good and bad about it.

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Maxxis IT- Desert and- the HT are great..........

Are you talking about front tires or in general?

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Looks like about 3, possible 4 turns were made in that 1800 miles. ; )

Yep, that's a desert rider's tire right there.

LOL.

Don't trash the tire, you have plenty of side knobs left. Just change your riding style to "angular"...

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Looks like about 3, possible 4 turns were made in that 1800 miles. ; )

Yep, that's a desert rider's tire right there.

LOL.

In Arizona, that is what the Maxxis IT looks like after a 70 mile hare scramble. (sans the side knobs)

:applause:

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Yeah, that's pretty fun. It's only worn in the middle.

I do enjoy hanging the rear out but I guess not enough!

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Tested one at the Baja 250 course prerunning. My partner and I both had 100 mile tires- mine Maxxis , his Dunlop. We both experienced about the same overall wear but the Maxxis started tearing and chunking where the dunlop wore clean. Maybe it is riding styles and overall speed- but I am leary about using one. Dont want a tire problem in a long race.

It seemed to work great in the high desert for the first 100 miles- decent wear.

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I ran a Maxxis tire roughly 2000 miles and it looked about the same as yours.

Lots of side knobs, but little in the middle. You guys who get 100 miles out of your Maxxis tires must do nothing but spin it and I bet your the ones who get 15-20 miles per gallon too. The Maxxis front tires suck.

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I have one on the rear of my XR600 with about 1600 miles on it. There is a little better than 1/4 tread left in the center and tons on the sides. I've raced harescrambles and rode the interstate with this tire. There are no chunks what so ever and it is very rocky here in eastern KY.

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I ran a desert IT in the parker 250, and it was good enough I left it on after the race till my next race. sold it to someone else, because it was still in the middle of life. thinking some throttle control might increase tire life, that or I'm really slow.

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I get 1000 miles with one of those out here on my 250. Great tires, front is ok, but the value and performance is great.

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I recently tried the Maxxcross IT for comparison to the Dunlop 739 for all out desert running. The Maxxis is a bit stiffer, harder to mount but seems to last a little longer. Mileage is a bit better too. I get about 300 miles from the Dunlop which tends to loose the side knobbies while uniformly wearing in the middle. The Maxxis seems to be wearing evenly but when "chunking" looses larger chunks. So 300 miles on Dulops and and 500 on the Maxxcross. Testing done on a XR650R...

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I recently tried the Maxxcross IT for comparison to the Dunlop 739 for all out desert running. The Maxxis is a bit stiffer, harder to mount but seems to last a little longer. Mileage is a bit better too. I get about 300 miles from the Dunlop which tends to loose the side knobbies while uniformly wearing in the middle. The Maxxis seems to be wearing evenly but when "chunking" looses larger chunks. So 300 miles on Dulops and and 500 on the Maxxcross. Testing done on a XR650R...

Monster- that is about what I experienced.

Did the Maxxis chunk more than the Dunlop?

Ours did. (some high desert-mostly Baja)

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:applause: I just changed mine out, I have a 2004 xr650, I logged 2202 miles and had about 1/4" tread left no chunking, great side knobs still, I just put another set on. I do about 10% pavement and the rest dirt, rocks, lava, etc.

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I used the Maxxis IT front and back same set i used for BIT henderson 400. I used for prerunning in Baja. I never had problems with maxxis. If you use the maxxis cross you will expect to get chuncks and wear fast. I put about 1300 miles on the maxxis and still running good. I use maxxis IT 14-15, and ultraheavyduty tubes. I have not got a flat in a long time. Here in Texas the road I ride are mostly rocks and hard pack i was using Dunlops and Michellin tires the will last about 50 to 80 miles. after I used the Maxxis I only using this ones. Some times I use the cross type on front for more bite in sand.

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