Thread: Heidenau Tires
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:56 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by wbrisett View Post
Just did a 4300 mile trek like that through NM, UT, AZ, CO, and TX. I put a TKC on the front and Tourance on the rear. Held up great on the road (even in the rain), and was just as good in the dirt.

I've seen a few people suggest this combo and I guess I don't get it. Shouldn't the rear tire be the one with the big tread blocks for better grip on wet, muddy surfaces?

Seriously, I really don't claim to understand so don't take this as a question of your experience. I would very much like to learn from the experiences of others. It just seems counter-intuitive to me. Please educate me. I do mostly pavement but would like to find a combo that allows me to get off road a few times a year without compromising too much of my handling and performance the rest of the time.
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