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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Tires ??? More off road than street.

Here in Nothern Arkansas there are a lot of hard gravel roads then paved in my area. I am not looking to speed down back roads but would like input as to a good fire road/gravel tire ? There will be no trail or single track riding.

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-07-2013, 06:53 AM
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Here in Thailand lots of guys use Pirelli MT60 and MT90. Must use a different front, but the Scorpion Trail has standard sizes F and R.

Never rode on a set myself, but have used the brand on my HD - the Night Dragon - and better than the standard Dunlops.

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-10-2013, 10:38 PM
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Scorpion trail.awesome on pavement,and great on gravel.its the only other tire I've tried except stock.big improvement ..and I ride dirt and gravel all time.
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Ive just fitted a Mitas E-09 Dakar knobby on the front of mine. Their website suggests its an 80/20 (80% offroad) tyre, but Id say its more 50/50. It provides better grip than the the Anakee and Tourance on gravel, yet still maintains decent grip and longevity on sealed roads.

Heres a pic of mine. Ill be sticking one on the rear very soon...


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