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Old 03-12-2013, 06:34 PM   #1
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Alternative to a mt21?

Another tire thread. Flame me if you feel the need.
Whats your favorite Aggressive tread front tire? does it have acceptable street mannerisms?
I'm not interested in mefos and the like.They just dont cut it.
Ive liked the Mt 21/908 setup, but I think it can be improved on. Particularly when things get wet off road.
Any IRC fans here, If so what model?
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #2
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I ran this last year and have another one for this year. http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ront-Tire.aspx

I've found no problem or reason to switch and you can't beat the $75 price.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:21 PM   #3
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Bridgestone M59

I haven't tried it on a big bike, but I have one on my DRZ400. It works good in typical New England wet rocks and roots. It seems fine on the street, but I really just ride it from trail to trail, not pushing much on the tar. I have mounted on my KTM 950 ADV off road wheels, but it's still to frozen and snowy in the woods to try it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:55 PM   #4
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Bridgestone ED77 Enduro Front Tire

I picked up a couple with a discount code at motorcycle-superstore last year and was very surprised at how well it has held up, no weird cupping like the Dunlop 606s that i have been using. It doesn't feel sketchy on side hills like the 606. I was skeptical with it at first, non DOT, but it handles speed just fine. It sticks just great in the dirt and i got a little bit of mud riding last week, and it was very predictable. On the tar it handles just fine for me. On hard pack dirt that has 1-2" wheel ruts from car/trucks driving in the mud, i just don't notice them.

I have a couple thousand miles on it now and it looks like it will do a couple more. I think this will be my new go to tire, i cant find anything i don't like about it.

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edit; i haven't tried the Mt 21 yet but i have a couple on the tire rack, knobs just don't seem deep enough, might get to them this summer.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:35 AM   #5
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm racing this bike in a few weeks so looking forward to trying something different.
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Old 03-13-2013, 10:10 AM   #6
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For off road racing (single track) I had good luck with a PIRELLI mxms (mid soft) front. Only did one race and it was fine. My main cnicern was the side knob durability. I love them on my 450 but in harder/rocky terrain on the 950 I was concerned about it shedding the side knobs. I just put on a Pirelli SX tire to try 90/90-21. Stiffer sidewall compared to most pff road tires but soft compound so I'm hoping I can run lower pressure but still have good grip off road. Headed out for a DS ride this weekend will keep you posted.
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:02 PM   #7
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On the recommendation of Zach from Woodys, I'm currently trying the scorpoin rally pro on the front. I only have about 75 miles so far, but that includes some deep soft stuff, some 90+...I mean, 45mph loose gravel and washboards, and of course pavement. We don't have cornering conditions here yet-too many cinders left on the road-so no real idea how it works leaned over on the slab, but I'm very happy so far.

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