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Old 02-06-2014, 12:30 AM   #1
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Tyre question.....

Hello guys!!!

The time for changing my rear tyre has come.....

So, searching my options I found this, has anyone tried it?

To make it easier for you, my favourite combination is michelin T63 (90/90-21) and Karoo R (150/70-17)...

But as you know metzeler stopped the production of Karoo R and it is very hard, almost impossible to find one....

Karoo 3 (I tried also a rear) are very good On road riding, I can say are satisfactory in mud but I was not so happy in their overall performance (i.e. gravel etc...) .....!

I have tried also TKC but I didn't like them at all......

I was thinking of Pirelli Scorpion rally but they were rejected due to their high price....

In general, I prefer the radial tyres, because they do not impart oscillations to my front wheel....!

Thanks in advance!!!!
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Old 02-07-2014, 05:47 AM   #2
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Mitas E09 Enduro would get my vote.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:25 AM   #3
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I would be wary of Chinese tyres. A considerable part of the on-pavement grip of any tyre is the compound from which it is made, and how well that compound interacts with the tread pattern. Its behaviour under braking is also, to some extent, dependent upon the construction of the carcass. Likewise puncture, crack and tear resistance.

Chinese tyres are very good at emulating good tread patterns, and these probably provide fine mechanical grip on loose surfaces, but if you also ride your bike to work, or on the freeway, or anywhere else really, there's more to it than what it looks like.

For that reason, I don't like being anywhere near the vanguard when it comes to tyres. Maybe these are the next Heidenau-like amazing value choice and you can tell me in 10,000km how wrong I am. I'll gladly buy your beer and say I was wrong. But I'm probably not.
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Old 02-09-2014, 02:50 AM   #4
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Goldentyre, italian manufacturer, is big in both enduro and supermoto circles so i dont know where your chinese tires thing comes from?
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Old 02-09-2014, 03:03 AM   #5
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If I am reading it right, they were made in 2009, which makes the date of manufacture close to 4 years. That's a bit too high for my taste, tyres supposedly start degrading after 2+ years of storage. The F800 is probably heavy as it is for the tyre, I wouldn't want to tempt fate anymore.
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Old 02-09-2014, 08:34 AM   #6
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Goldentyre, italian manufacturer, is big in both enduro and supermoto circles so i dont know where your chinese tires thing comes from?
Golden Tyre is not a MFG. They have their tires made in Asia. Golden Tyre is a marketing company that sells tires.
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Golden Tyre is not a MFG. They have their tires made in Asia. Golden Tyre is a marketing company that sells tires.
This is also my understanding. They are headquartered in Germany, not Italy, despite the Italian flag in their marketing material.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:44 PM   #8
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Mmm..... so from what I see, I must try something else...! I'll try to find a scorpion rally at a reasonable price... ;)
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