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Old 08-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #1
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Sand tires that can still do road?

What are the best tires around for riding in the sand that are still usable on a road?
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #2
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The answer you're going to get is; TKC 80..and in this case it's probably correct..although a case could be made for the Karoo 3 with it's chevron style tread..
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Old 08-11-2013, 02:57 PM   #3
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The answer you're going to get is; TKC 80..and in this case it's probably correct..although a case could be made for the Karoo 3 with it's chevron style tread..
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Old 08-11-2013, 03:29 PM   #4
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Good luck. Anything I've seen that works in sand is horrible on pavement. TKCs will work in sand, as will Heidenau K60s (so I hear). I would think the K60s would be somewhat better on pavement from the look of the tread blocks. But I would not want to do a lot of pavement on either.
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #5
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Pirelli Scorpion Rally are pretty good in pavement and their are suppose to be sand tires. A least the rear has a paddle like thread.
They are one of the smoothest knobby tires on pavement, less noise than tkc, in gravel they tend to spin too much under hard acceleration but in sand it should be good. I'm saying "it should" because for me everything is a nightmare in sand no matter what tires I'm using.
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Old 08-11-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Considering I mostly fall over in sand (pigs like mud me thinks), the only useful thing to me is a spade

... and that's farken useless on roads.

Mud/sand is completely opposite to road. Anything can do the other, just depends where you want the most trade off.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:50 PM   #7
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I'm on my second set of K60's. They perform well in dirt, sand and street. Not sure how they handle wet pavement though, I slow down quite a bit to allow for others that may make a mistake on the slick roads. They do cross rock filled streams pretty good.
I think I got over 12K on my first set (i'll have to check my maintenance records). My riding Style: I pull away from stops pretty quick and love the twisties but not too agressive. I commute to and from work M-F, hit the twisties once every month or two with some forrest trails thrown in for good measure and a good 4 to 6 day ride, mixing mountain pavement, gravel, dirt, rocks and sand about every 6 months.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:57 PM   #8
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I've done both the K60 and TKC in sand and both are great. I don't like the TKCs due to tread life and cost.

But the biggest thing to remember (that is also the hardest to learn) is that no matter the tire, more cowbell is the only solution to sand with a big pig.
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:47 PM   #9
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Pirelli Scorpion Rally are pretty good in pavement and their are suppose to be sand tires. A least the rear has a paddle like thread.

I am running the Scorpions and I have been pretty happy with them,

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