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Old 08-06-2014, 08:36 AM   #1
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Mitas E07 Rear, what tire for front?

I need some help figuring out which tire would be a good replacement for the factory front Scorpion. I have a Mitas E07 to replace the rear. I am riding 60/40 street/dirt. My plan is to also seal the rims and run tubeless. When I am in the dirt it is typically hardpack/gravel/rocky desert riding.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:56 AM   #2
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The TKC 80 pairs perfectly with the E07 rear in my opinion. They wear out about the same time as well.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:19 AM   #3
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the tkc 80 pairs perfectly with the e07 rear in my opinion. They wear out about the same time as well.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:12 PM   #4
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Been happy with a Metzler Karoo 3 up front on mine. Not seeing the cupping I would get with a TKC 80. E07 out back has 3200 miles, looks like it will go at least 5k.
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Old 08-06-2014, 02:52 PM   #5
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What's wrong with the Mitas E07 up front? School me please.
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:09 PM   #6
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What's wrong with the Mitas E07 up front? School me please.
Not so good when things get wet...
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Old 08-06-2014, 07:37 PM   #7
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I recently put on a Michelin T65 front and I love it !! It is a DOT approved, knobbie and has stiffer sidewalls than the TKC80. I live in CA and our freeways are grooved cement. I don't get any wondering around in the grooves at all, the traction on the street is very good and they are excellent off road. No handlebar vibration and they aren't any louder than the stock tires. I think I found my new favorite tire and for less than $70.00 !!

I ride with a MEFO Super Explorer rear FYI.
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:59 PM   #8
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I have used Pirelli MT-21 front with very good results. Both lasted well over 10000km. Mitas E-07 front is too road-oriented for my taste. No grip on muddy roads while rear manages this surface surprisingly well.
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:20 PM   #9
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I have used Pirelli MT-21 front with very good results. Both lasted well over 10000km. Mitas E-07 front is too road-oriented for my taste. No grip on muddy roads while rear manages this surface surprisingly well.
MT-21 and Mitas E-09 here. The MT-21 is the way to go. Slightly noisy, but extremely reliable traction everywhere in all weather and conditons and great wear (reversible). ~ 40K on the clock. Previous fronts, 908RR,Kenda BB, Scorpion.

Can drag pegs or roost berm shots with thus setup.
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