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Old 09-07-2004, 10:57 AM   #1
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Question Need new tires for 640 lc4

Last week I trashed the stock tires. I need some advice on some new ones. I have to ride 60 to 70 miles on pavement to get to the gravel and I mean gravel lots of gravel. The stock tires seemed to work well, but ARE worn out. I am more comfortable on dirt with a dualsport tire than on street with knobbies. Any suggetions on what to buy and were to order them from?
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:25 AM   #2
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What was/is your stock tire?
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:40 AM   #3
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They were metzler sahara. I was looking for a few different choices. The metzlers only have 4400 miles on them. They had 2300 miles on them when I got the bike. The front looked good , and the rear was half worn out. I put 200 miles on it mostly paved one afternoon. Then about 400 miles a day everyday last week75% paved 25% gravel, and they are slicks.
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Old 09-07-2004, 11:51 AM   #4
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They were metzler sahara. I was looking for a few different choices. The metzlers only have 4400 miles on them. They had 2300 miles on them when I got the bike. The front looked good , and the rear was half worn out. I put 200 miles on it mostly paved one afternoon. Then about 400 miles a day everyday last week75% paved 25% gravel, and they are slicks.
I think you will be hard pressed to find a "50/50" tire that offers the service life of a Sahara. There are better dirt DS tires but none of the tires in the Metzeler class offer the mileage... IMO.
Any input from others out there?
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:04 PM   #5
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I have been using the Conti TKC-80. It does well everywhere except milage. I only get 3k on the rear tire. It's not squirmy on the road and seems to work good on the dirt. It's slightly cheeper than the Sahara so I think the milage/cost thing works out prety close.
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:23 PM   #6
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Try these. Much cheaper then the tkc-80, good for 3000 miles. A fair bit more street oriented to boot.
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:26 PM   #7
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Try these. Much cheaper then the tkc-80, good for 3000 miles. A fair bit more street oriented to boot.
Thats what's sitting in my garage, waiting to get slapped on this weekend... along with some nice thick Bridgestone Ultra tubes.
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Old 09-07-2004, 12:35 PM   #8
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I've tried Sahara's - Great until you encounter loose dirt, mud, or snow and
long lasting.

Dunlop D606's - awesome off road but squirrly on pavement and wear quick

Metzeler Karoo's - great on pavement, good in dirt but only when brand new
but wear out quickly as the knobs are short to begin with.

Pirelli Scorpion's - great on pavement, but similar to Sahara's off road. Long
lasting.

Pirelli MT21's - Amazing on pavement for a knobbie and work very well in the
dirt, mud, or snow. Last from 2K to 4K depending on right hand.

With all the miles I've ridden, I have had the best luck with the MT21's for my riding style which is 90% dirt and 10% pavement. I have yet to try TKC80's.
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Old 09-07-2004, 01:03 PM   #10
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Thats what's sitting in my garage, waiting to get slapped on this weekend... along with some nice thick Bridgestone Ultra tubes.
Gotta have the big tubes. I have never gotten a flat with one of these (I am knocking on my head as I write this).

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