Best Road Legal Enduro Tyres

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08/12/2007 at 18:03
whats the best, ignoring wear and cost.

Must be road legal (really!)

mixed terrain, mud, rock, tarmac, shale but very little sand!

18" rear, 21" Front

thanks guys

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08/12/2007 at 18:07
Rekluse UK wrote
whats the best, ignoring wear and cost.

Must be road legal (really!)

mixed terrain, mud, rock, tarmac, shale but very little sand!

18" rear, 21" Front

thanks guys


AC10's......those Pirelli ones get a good write up...don't bother with the bridgestones.... Moby had some Dunlop ones which were very aggressive and still R/L, can't recall the model tho....

AC10's mate....tho be warned if for an enduro check the regs as not all allow them !

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08/12/2007 at 18:27
I like AC10 too.

Currently running a road legal Maxxis but it does not seem as good on rocks.

Some people dont like AC10 fronts, but I have had no problems with them..

08/12/2007 at 19:03

That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.
08/12/2007 at 19:29
I've tried lots but still only one sticks out in my mind...

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but I need tyres that do sand\mud\rock\shale the lots really as I ride down south and up north.

I have Pirelli on now and there OK... I'll go back to these next time especially as there so cheap.
08/12/2007 at 20:07
rob,

i am going through the lot slowly

mich, metzler, pirelli and so on.

Its really hard to say as all these tyres work differently on different bikes with different rider weights you have to try and see what works for you. The mich/metzler are both great all round tyres but on the 525 dont last long at all 3 rides max and the rear is fucked.

The pirelli lasted longer but wasnt as grippy and i have just bought a new set of the latest dunlop FIM jobbies to try in the new year

i dont like the ac10's but kev does like i say it really depends on the rider and how long you want the tyre to last/grip etc etc

most of the time is comes down to price, i can get pair deals for around £75-£80 mark but i have just paid £87 trade for these new dunlops.

Mark.
08/12/2007 at 21:16
right, will try a set of AC10's I think.

I've an account with Biketyre store, dunno if thats cheaper than what you can do em for Mark?

Have been ruinning Bridgestone MS601 & 2's and they have been great for me, no trouble on rock, shale etc even slippy wet grass, however they are not road approved so thought new resolution for 08 - road legal tyres!!

thanks for the heads up - John you ordered yours yet?

rob

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08/12/2007 at 21:23
Rekluse UK wrote
right, will try a set of AC10's I think.

I've an account with Biketyre store, dunno if thats cheaper than what you can do em for Mark?

Have been ruinning Bridgestone MS601 & 2's and they have been great for me, no trouble on rock, shale etc even slippy wet grass, however they are not road approved so thought new resolution for 08 - road legal tyres!!

thanks for the heads up - John you ordered yours yet?

rob


Yes, I'm going to run them on the 16th too as the tyres on the YZ are looking a little worn.

That which does not kill me postpones the inevitable.
09/12/2007 at 09:11
ahh okay, could have chucked another set in the order to cover P&P but never mind - will order some Monday and let you know total cost etc.

cheers John,

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09/12/2007 at 10:27
Running Pirelli Scorpions at the mo, so far so good. Aggressive tread pattern, slippy on the road in the wet if you lean it over (duh) but otherwise good on road and off.

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09/12/2007 at 12:47
Hmmmmm I tried a set of AC10's on the 450 last year. The rear lasted 2 days in the peaks, turned it round on the 3rd day and that was it fcuked. Grip was no better than anything else, but then I probably couldn't tell the difference anyway.

I find as we tend to do all different types of terrain in a days laning a tyre that is good on some surfaces is not so good on others, so I recon it all balances itself out over the day.

Therefore, as I tend to be out quite a lot, I go for best price and what lasts.....

Brigestone Gritty Front £30 Lasts about 10 or 12 full days
Mitas CO2 Rear £35 Lasts about 6 or 7 full days


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10/12/2007 at 11:33
ive tried a few, ac 10, dunlops recently the met 6 days, but ive gone back to mitas c02 on rear as i find that the best all round , cost and longevity.
10/12/2007 at 12:09
Have ordered 2 sets of AC10's, so I'll see how I get on with those.

Moving in to spring I would try a Mitas for Trail in the nicer weather, but during winter and (fingers crossed) snow, I want a decent set of tyres

Can understand why some of you go through tyres so quickly mind, following you up Chapel Gate, or Hollinsclough I have never seen as much rubber smoke

appreciate the advice,

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10/12/2007 at 13:29
jimbrodie1 wrote
Hmmmmm I tried a set of AC10's on the 450 last year. The rear lasted 2 days in the peaks, turned it round on the 3rd day and that was it fcuked. Grip was no better than anything else, but then I probably couldn't tell the difference anyway.

I find as we tend to do all different types of terrain in a days laning a tyre that is good on some surfaces is not so good on others, so I recon it all balances itself out over the day.

Therefore, as I tend to be out quite a lot, I go for best price and what lasts.....

Brigestone Gritty Front £30 Lasts about 10 or 12 full days
Mitas CO2 Rear £35 Lasts about 6 or 7 full days



Alreet Jim?

Where you getting the Mitas CO2 from at that price?

Ta
10/12/2007 at 14:26
tophat wrote
Alreet Jim?

Where you getting the Mitas CO2 from at that price?

Ta


Hi John,

I get them from a small place over in Burton on Trent where I used to live. I used to buy them ten at a time for the lads. But because I've bought so many in the past he does them for me at that price.

I'll be going over in the next few weeks if your interested PM me.

Cheers
Jim.

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10/12/2007 at 14:51
Maybe too late as you've ordered, but taking your query as stated and that cost isn't an issue, I don't think you'll do better than the Michelin "Comp" FIM approved enduro tyres.

I know a lot of guys who will use anything cheap, handy, given for free for practise/messing about but when it comes to an event they all treat themselves to a new set of Michelins as they maintain they're the best.

Surely says something.
12/12/2007 at 09:08
Just got through my second set of Bridgestone Gritty's. Dont ask me why i had 2 sets cause right now i aint got a clue. Only time theyre half decent is in sloppy mud.
Had the earlier version of the Pirelli Pro's, they were good.
Now moving onto Dunlop D908RR's as they had a good write up in TBM.

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12/12/2007 at 11:43
I paid a stupid amount of money for the Metzler 6 day extremes and they were shite.
I've posted about them in here before but they were so bad I thought my bike was playing up. Before them I used S12's but they're not road legal.
12/12/2007 at 19:33
Go with AC 10,s they are hard wearing and hook up well when new. I have tried all sorts but those seem to be the best for longevity vs hookup.
12/12/2007 at 19:37
Go with the michelin AC 10 s . Ive tried allsorts and thet are the best for hookup vs longevity. Ive run them on all sorts of terrain and they work well.
If you run ant tyre on the road for long it will kill it but those did well even with mousses .
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