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Old 12-05-2012, 06:48 PM   #11
AK Smitty OP
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I really dont think that I can blame the tires at all. I am on my second set of Heidenau's and I am a huge fan. I wont be able to get them in SA so I will take the MT-21 down there.

I like to drag my toes in corners here and there also think a true knobby would too much away from my fun in the turns.


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Just a note:

I always prefer to tire on the knobby side. There are some great knobbies that run quite smooth on the pavement. That would have given you some more bite and maybe avoid the next (and there WILL be a next) fall

My favorite is the Pirrelli MT-21. Big knobs, alternating pattern down the center to run smooth on pavement. I ran them 10,000 km across Brazil (which is almost ALL pavement) until they were worn down. That's pretty darn good mileage for a knob on pavement.

The best part is that they come in almost all sizes and are made in South America (Brazil) and so are available in almost every large city! And less than $150 for both for a big bike!
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