Originally Posted by bross
The manufacturers (bike and tire) will tell you you're going to die in a fiery crash if you mix tires but people do it all the time. Run a knobby front and an 80/20 tire on the back. I just picked up my new Anakee 3s yesterday and will be doing the same but in reverse. My front Battlewing is toast but the rear still has a lot of tread left. I normally just swap out both but I've got so much tread left on the Battle wing I can't bring myself to throw away a perfectly good tire.
Lol. I was just pondering how the Anakee 3 would work on the rear of my KTM 990 with a T63 front. I'm in Az where I like the bite of a knobbie offroad, but would like something that will last longer than 2k miles in the rear. Yeah I know, it's a 990 and they eat rear tires. I also ride in sandy washes and need a knobbie front for that. The 990 has enough power that with the right application of throttle it can make its way through pretty much anything with enough momentum.