Tire choice

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The S12 is a great mud tire and lasts pretty long too. I think it has to do with the "cupped" knobs, you'll see what I mean when you get yours.

Just remember, dunlop 110/100 = Michelin 130/80

The dunlop D755 is a great mud tire for the front if you can find one.
 
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my rear is a michelin m12. i ride soft sand pit,hardpack woods trails with mud holes and rocky sharp ledge trails. i would give the tire a 9. it wears very well, and climbs like you would not believe. the only weak spot is smooth slippery surfaces...like crossing wet board bridges covered with leaves. i spilled once doing that. i think it is because the tread blocks are very large. it is uni-directional, so reversing it is out. the tire is good enough that i would not even consider trying a different type rear.it is going into its third season and is still very healthy looking.
front is(was) a pirelli mt 44. chunks badly on rocky ledge trail riding. sand performance is above average.overall i would give it a 7. you will definately only get one season out of it. it is a little scary on trails made up of small round crushed stone. did not like this tire. i just put on a irc ve35 enduro front. no runs on it yet.
 

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All you guys get some amazing wear out of your tires. No matter what the brand I go through about 4 rear tires a year.
 
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#20
go with the kenda, they wear very well and have very good traction in all conditions. And as was also said the price is very good. paid $52.00 cdn for the last one i bought.
 

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#21
Go with a dunlop 756 or a 773. Dunlops seem to last the longest, and have awesome traction. Either one you choose will last you a long time in any riding conditions. :worship:
 

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#22
kenda millvilles front and back worked great for me,nice price, good in mud and rocks.
 
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#23
Maxxis

Get some Maxxis tires off of Rocky Mountain ATV. Superfast shipping!!! oh my goodness!! I love that place.

ANyways - TIRES

I went with the stock size front 80/100x21 Maxxis SurCross
its a soft terrain tire and bites nicely in sand, loam, dirt. Havent tried rocks yet.

Iron for the Rear 110/100x18 Maxxis IT fantastic all around tire.

The best part is that the tires together were Around $90 shipped ( i think) RM ATV/MC has many others to chose from but Maxxis seem to be the best bang for the buck
 

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#24
I'm an S-12 fan too! Have them front and rear, way better than the dunlops I've had in the past.
 
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#25
Alot of the guys in my area are using the IRC Ve series tires. Right now I'm running with Dunlops and will be giving the IRC a try this spring.
 
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Powerlock25 said:
I went with the stock size front 80/100x21 Maxxis SurCross
its a soft terrain tire and bites nicely in sand, loam, dirt. Havent tried rocks yet.

Iron for the Rear 110/100x18 Maxxis IT fantastic all around tire.
I'm running that same combo also and absolutly love it.
 
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#27
Ran the Maxxis IT 100/100-18 and was wholly unimpressed. Lots of rocks, sand and cactus (rarely a root though) here in AZ. The rear was scatey for the first 3 rides and was worn out by the 7 ride. Plus it weighs a ton.

I ran the Maxxis SI in the front and really liked it. Works great in the sand as well as on the rocks. Held up ok...after all it is a soft terrain tire. I liked it enough to put another one on.

Currently I'm running the Maxxis SI up front and a 110/100-18 Metzler MC6 tire in the rear. After 3 rides on the MC6, I like it. Works great in the rocks as well as the sand. It's wearing much better than the Maxxis and the Dunlops I've tried.

Next time I think I'll try the Metzler MC4 up front and the Kenda Carlsbad on the rear. Although, you guys and your Michelin talk have got me curious. May have to run a s12/m12 combo and see what happens.

Not sure if this helped anyone, but I was able to kill another 15 minutes. Only 12 minutes more until the DAKAR on OLN.

Later
Robb
 
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I've got about 75mi. on a Maxxis IT 110/100-18 Rear and love it. It is wearing great too. I just installed an IT front (stock size) but have yet to ride it. The Maxxis are cost effective from RockyMtn. but there shipping is a little slow for me in TN.
 

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#29
Braahp said:
All you guys get some amazing wear out of your tires. No matter what the brand I go through about 4 rear tires a year.
Too much wheelspin?? Try a FWW lol.
 
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#30
I'll be lucky to get 250-300 miles outta my rear s12. I run a 773 up front--best front tire I've ever had. The s12 hooks up great, it just doesn't last very long