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 Post subject: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:18 pm 
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I have a 3-day ride coming up soon; a large amount of this will unavoidably be on tarmac.

My bike is a 250 EXC-F, and I usually use Maxxis IT/Enduro tyres. Road miles wear these excellent tyres really quickly.

So, what would you recommend that will survive the tarmac and be ok on the trails? I do realize that there will be some compromise in off-road grip!

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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:34 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 8:37 pm 
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Front and back?


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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:11 pm 
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I'll be doing the trip on Maxxis IT usually get at least 3x3 day trips out of the back tyre and nearly double that from the front.

The choice is yours.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:13 pm 
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get some made from a women's tongue, they never wear out! :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Mitas CO2 is rear only
I don't worry too much about the wear of front tyres.

Maxxis do 3 types of IT - the more modern 7313 F and 73414 rear are best.

I like Mitas sport xtreme 914Front

Cheap and quite good Pirelli Scorpion MX extra.

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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:18 pm 
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It depends on how many miles.
I get best part of a year out of my Mitas Extreme and we have 80% road work down here so at least 600 miles on road, maybe a bit more?
I'd take the tyre cost hit rather than compromise on the lanes.

I had a CO2 on the back and would rather have ridden on the rims. Horrible concrete tyre.
I took it off after two rides.

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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:37 pm 
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:lol: 3-4 days tire :shock: try a Mitas 644 army it will last 4000 miles 12 months on the Devon lanes best all rounder you can put on a bike

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:18 am 
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Take spares Andy...


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 Post subject: Re: Harder wearing tyres?
PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 6:52 am 
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AlanH wrote:
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CO2 Rear for me, hard wearing and good on most surfaces, Michelin Comp 4 front - ;)


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