Best Tire for NorCal Enduros

jimt_yz400

Lifetime Sponsor
Joined
Dec 25, 2000
Messages
314
Likes
0
#1
I'm sitting here looking at the rockymountainmc.com catalog since I need some tires to race the Fall series. I'm used alot of tires but I haven't really found anything other than the Bridgestone M78 that
works ok for the dry dusty and rocky stuff. I'm considering a Vulcan Enduro tire, like the VE40 but I though that I'd see if what
everyone else is using. I used an M78 for the Little PoleCat in June and I tore the heck out of it!!
Any thoughts?
 
Joined
Aug 29, 2000
Messages
38
Likes
0
#2
I like the Michelin M-12's for dry rocky conditions and the S-12's for all other
conditions. I used an S-12 at the Lil Polcat enduro and it held up pretty Good.
I don't think that Rocky Mountain sells Michelin tires but there is a place called
Onoffroad.com that sell's the Michelins at good prices and there local so that shipping takes one day. 1-800-426-0086
 

jimt_yz400

Lifetime Sponsor
Joined
Dec 25, 2000
Messages
314
Likes
0
#3
So how do the sizes work? 130/70 x19 is the same as a 100/90x19 or is it the
120/80 x19? I need one for my 250F which takes 125 size tires.
 

Farmer John

T.C.F.<br>(tire changin' fool)
Joined
Mar 8, 2000
Messages
1,993
Likes
4
#4
jimt,
If you use a michelin you will want a 120/80x19.
Michelin measures the outside of the tread area, while Dunlop & bridgstone measure the non-tread area.

btw, I have found the S-12 to work great just about everywhere...
 

jimt_yz400

Lifetime Sponsor
Joined
Dec 25, 2000
Messages
314
Likes
0
#5
But isn't the S12 more of a soft terrain? I am just concerned about tearing the knobs off since the ground is so dry these days (well for the next 3 mos.).
I've used the M12 and I didn't like it, especially the front, it seemed to roll over. But after hearing alot of good things about the M12 maybe I'll give it another try. It' sjust tough to find a tire that lasts reasonabley well in all of the varied terrains.
 

dirt bike dave

Sponsoring Member
Joined
May 3, 2000
Messages
5,349
Likes
3
#6
The S12 and the Dunlop 756 are marketed as soft terrain tires, but both work very well in intermediate and even hard terrain and hold up much better than average. IMO you will be very pleased with either of these for N Cal forests.

The M12 lasts very long but is not as good a performer as the S12 and 756, especially in soft terrain. In my experience the Dunlop 755 will tear knobs in hard terrain but the 756 and S12 hold up surprisingly well.
 
Last edited:

dirt bike dave

Sponsoring Member
Joined
May 3, 2000
Messages
5,349
Likes
3
#8
Currently my bike has an S12 front and 756 rear, but any combination of S12 and/or 756 is excellent IMO.