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Old 07-01-2013, 08:07 AM   #1
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Question Irc tr11?

I'm going to need a new tire on the front of my 94 Gasgas JT25 pretty soon. Has anyone had experience with the IRC TR11? I know that Michelin is the almost exclusive choice of most, but will a noob like me feel $30 worth of difference between the IRC and a trial comp? I did do a search but came up with nada. Thanks
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:23 AM   #2
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The Tr11 works fine in our rocks!
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:28 AM   #3
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That's good news for my wallet, thanks
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:52 AM   #4
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My experience is that the IRC works fine when new but loses it's grip long before the Michelin as they wear, negating any cost savings. If anything I think I get more rides per dollar from the Michelin.
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Old 07-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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I may be in the minority in our club, but I really like the IRC for our more 'rocky' areas (San Ysidro and Roswell). I think it wears well and sidewall seems to be a little stiffer which allows a little lower pressure to be run. I think the Michelin probably works better in the mountain terrain but truly unless you're at the top end of upper class, it will make no difference.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:30 PM   #6
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what he said!

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I may be in the minority in our club, but I really like the IRC for our more 'rocky' areas (San Ysidro and Roswell). I think it wears well and sidewall seems to be a little stiffer which allows a little lower pressure to be run. I think the Michelin probably works better in the mountain terrain but truly unless you're at the top end of upper class, it will make no difference.
used tr 11 for many years no complaints!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:10 AM   #7
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Beefe.

3 (analogous) ways to to think about your question and answers...

1, Do you bring a gun to a knife fight? Ok extreme I agree in this case.

2, will a good used trials bike "work" for "most" riders?

3, do you like beer or champagne?


It is remarkable the "anal-ity" we have over some aspects of trials, and many other hobbies. I submit to you, Any of the 3 mainstream trials tires you can get are as perfectly suited to the task. Just as any 4-6 year old trials bike, wil work more than fine, for 89% of MOST people. SOme are going to be "more discriminating." I get off track a little, but really... just as the Kenmoore, Kitchen-aid, or Whirlpool fridge is suited to keep the beer cool, they all have something that makes them "what I bought" from paint color, availability, sale.

what makes the difference IMHO is how picky and how much you want to spend. I myself enjoy cheap countertops, where others buy 50x more expensive granit.

but for TRIALS tires, I want my COMPETITION, on anything except Michelins let alone anything near NEW when it comes to bikes Just Sayin, if you get my drift LOL.
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I on the other hand always enjoyed getting a bike on Friday, winning on sunday! Just made all the sweeter, if it was a beater!!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:47 AM   #9
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I on the other hand always enjoyed getting a bike on Friday, winning on sunday! Just made all the sweeter, if it was a beater!!
Lineaway, I can relate! when you have to give an opinion, it is hard to (for me) to then argue the other points, that I know are just as valid.

Except for trials bikes, I feel I am (so is dad) the epitome of sweeter running a beater type of person. Our motto is not "he who has the most "new or perfect toys win" it is just "toys" lol.
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:59 AM   #10
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I used to always ride whatever trades I took in. People laughed at how fast I would adapt to any bike. I got burned a couple of times of course, but trials bikes are made for one purpose. If you have good basics you can make any brand bike work.
Of course most years I rode the nationals, I had a fairly new ride. I`m thinking of picking on the semi class with a vintage bike all year! So next year at Sipapu watch out for the guy on the twinshock.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:27 AM   #11
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I'm going to need a new tire on the front of my 94 Gasgas JT25 pretty soon. Has anyone had experience with the IRC TR11? I know that Michelin is the almost exclusive choice of most, but will a noob like me feel $30 worth of difference between the IRC and a trial comp? I did do a search but came up with nada. Thanks
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For all round use the IRC is probably the best tyre currently available. They grip better than most others when new, as well as tending to last longer.
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:36 PM   #12
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Thanks for all of the feedback, got new IRC's front and rear, trying them out this weekend at my first trial!
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