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hempking

anyone run michelin M12/S12 ?

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My tire experiences, in order of usage -

Michelin S-12

**Durability - you won't find a tire that lasts longer. Tread is ultra hard (to DIG into the soft terrain.)

**Traction - first tire I ran on, bought it cause was told would last a long time. At the time, I felt traction was OK, but what to compare to?????

Bridgestone M78

**Durability - got about half the riding as opposed to the S-12, as compound is softer.

**Traction - MUCH better than S-12. Loved it, still my favorite.

Bridgestong M58 (in California, and a few times back here)

** Durability - lasted longer than Stock M78 on my 520.

**Traction - Spun out easier, tougher to hook up on hard stuff, but was an OK tire. I'd buy an M78 first.

Michelin StarCross (Inter compound)

**Durability - Excellent so far. 3 Hare Scrambles on it (6 hours), on hard stuff and rocks, the 520 has rounded the edges, but thats about it. IS showing wear though.

**Traction - Still not as nice as M78. Better than M58.

My NEXT TIRE?? - Bridgestone M78 And I think it will be from now on.

I've never run a Dunlop , my dad has, and he feels the M78 hooked up just as good as what was on his 426 when he bought it used. I am not sure what # it was, but a 752 sounds about right.

He has a S-12 back on now as I had one here, but he won't buy another after this one burns up, as he has run the M78, and the Dunlop.

If you want a tire to last FOREVER, go S-12, otherwise, unless you desert riding or clay mud riding, I'd go M58 or M78 still. I understand the M78 is being phased out, replaced by new model #, so I may hoard them!! grin.gif

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[This message has been edited by Chris Slade (edited October 19, 2001).]

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Originally posted by hempking:

Does anyone on the east coast run Michelin M12 front and S12 rear combo?

What size rear do you use?

How is durability and traction?

I now use dunlop 752s, how do they compare?

The m-12 fr / s-12 r is by far the best combo of the Mich.

I have tried combos of both f/r over the last race season and have found no one to disagree.

I absolutly love the Mich.'s

Last very long.

have to be careful with the s12 r if you are in loose rocky stuff but i think that is with any tire.

The M12 rear is garbage.

slick.....feels like an ice skate.

the s12 f is ok but washy on the hardpack.

the m12 f and s12 r is the best combo and i have been on Mich for two yrs exclusivly!

They hve the BIB program here so they pay me to win! (with their tirs on)

1st 50

2nd 40

3rd 30 $$$$$$$$$ etc etc

havent bought a tire for two yrs.

do a search on BIB BUCKS or Michelin and you will find many positive posts!

heard rocky mtn has them for 50bucks

G4

They HUCK the big ones!

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Nope BOY, That's not THUNDER ridin your butt, It is a whole damn HURRICANE!!!!G4

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