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Offline Dee Dub

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Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« on: May 21, 2019, 18:17:33 »
Yeah, yeah, I know this kind of thing has been discussed before, but the manufacturers have brought out new tyres and updated old styles. So what would be good for muddy lanes and the occasional (legal) off-road?

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1. I'm not so bothered about longevity 'cos I have another bike for long rides.
2. I don't like treads that cause vibration at the bars. I had TKC80s on a previous bike and they transformed off-road ability but were a pain on-road. Something with more rubber down the centre would be good.
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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2019, 18:27:47 »
And while you're at it, has anyone used Heidenau Scout K60? The ridge of rubber down the centre looks just what I'm after.

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2019, 18:34:00 »
Ditto Mitas E07.

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2019, 19:13:42 »
Those Heidenau's look the part,wouldn't mind trying them myself.

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2019, 17:43:09 »
Got myself for the rear a Motoz GPS tractinator and the front a TKC80...and I'm loving it..

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2019, 20:38:47 »
Those links don't work, for me anyway.

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2019, 23:00:21 »
I've just ordered a set of Michelin's anakee adventure tyres. 70% road,  30% off road .. looking forward to trying them .. :thumb:

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2019, 23:14:23 »
I didn't know about those Michelin anakee adventure tyres, they look good.

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Re: Best tyres for mixed on / off road
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2019, 06:06:34 »
They wear really quickly apparently.

I've used loads.
Mainly used K60 Scouts, e07 and MT21.
The mt21 isn't suitable for the strom as they need tubed rims.

If you're planning any off road I found the best mix to be K60 front and E07 rear.
Don't believe the hype about the K60, some people traveling the world got silly high mileage, but they are riding slow and relaxed.
Normal Uk riders will get worse mileage than the old Anakee 2. And they are scary in the wet and the front gets badly scalloped when there is loads of tread left. Expensive too for what they are.

This was a usable mix for both good road holding and off road use.

Or the Kenda Big Block is far more available in the UK now. They get very good reviews in the USA/Australia.

If I was doing more offroad stuff I'd try the Mitas E10 and forget about road holding.

But I'd rather get a lightweight 250-400cc enduro and stick on road legal enduro tyres.



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