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Old 02-17-2014, 07:48 AM   #1
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best off road rear tire

It seem that for our front we can choose just about any off road tire we like. MT-21, d606 are popular for more offroad bias.

But for the rear! The best I'm finding the the tkc80. I'd love the D908 but only 18" rear, I also like the d608 but only 130/90-17.

Anyone know of a offroad rear tire other than the tkc80 that is bias to dirt.


Tyres, front 90/90 - 21
Tyres, rear 150/70 - 17 (or 140/70 - 17)
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:52 AM   #2
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:03 AM   #3
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Old 02-17-2014, 08:34 AM   #4
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Old 02-17-2014, 09:12 AM   #5
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Oh man, you did it now. You went and

Tires are like womens...some like them big, some small, some with big protrusions, some a little flatter. Asking a question like this here will bring out the hyenas.

Look at the top of the Parallel Universe thread and click on the sticky for the Thread Index and Links. There are all the tire (or tyre) discussions you want in there, towards the bottom.

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Old 02-17-2014, 09:54 AM   #8
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i knew this would happen
- I did loads of searches, and for rear only found tires going from the tkc80's 40/60 dirt road to more road bias. I found ideas on going 18" on the rear but not a good idea with abs - to running 140 instead of 150.

...But I'll keep digging.
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Old 02-17-2014, 10:48 AM   #10
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A lot of people like different tires. There are no best.

Most people tend to go with the TCK's... Or the K60's.

A lot of people really seem to like the Mitas' E09 or E07, but they don't sell them here in the US. YOu have to pay for the high price of shipping from Canada (I think I spend $40 on shipping)

I bought a set of Mitas' and am in the process of putting them on....140 in rear.
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I run a D606 rear on the stock 17 when I plan on doing some technical or sloggy rides, yes, it's a bit narrow, but I've put on hundreds of miles and have yet to have a problem.

Just do it.
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I run a D606 rear on the stock 17 when I plan on doing some technical or sloggy rides, yes, it's a bit narrow, but I've put on hundreds of miles and have yet to have a problem.

Just do it.
Did you go with a 130?
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:48 AM   #13
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Old 02-17-2014, 01:23 PM   #14
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I've burnt off several 130 606 rears with no issues at all. Traction is great offroad but they still hold the pavement well too. They are fairly cheap. I get about 2500-3000 miles on rear.
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Hooks up like crazy in soft. Ok on hard packed dirt. Blows goats on the street.

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