Originally Posted by twinrider
Back slides can be controlled but if the front washes out you usually crash. That said, I prefer knobbies on both ends for offroading.
True. On a large trailie the front is most important. The rear though, wears twice as fast as a front knobbie, so a standard GS style tire will last about the same as a knobby front, meaning you can get close to 10K miles from a set, and still do plenty of pavement.