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Old 02-12-2014, 01:58 PM   #61
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I've been reading some posts on tires lately and I see everyone throwing around references to 50/50 and 80/20 on road/off road, then reading further between the lines I'm seeing that they are calling gravel roads off road.
Is this what is considered off road, a gravel or dirt road?
I guess I come from a different background, off road to me is tight single track not the road to someone's house that I would drive my wife's Juke down.
Am I wrong in my thinking? Or are there a bunch of posers out there that talk tough?

The o.p, prior to bathing in Summer's Eve, was talking about tires. In the tire world, the on/off road (90/10, 70/30, whatever) is describing tarmac, off tarmac. Period. Pick out how much you are on the tarmac vs. off the tarmac then pick your tires accordingly.

And don't be a douche.
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Old 02-12-2014, 02:08 PM   #62
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The o.p, prior to bathing in Summer's Eve, was talking about tires. In the tire world, the on/off road (90/10, 70/30, whatever) is describing tarmac, off tarmac. Period. Pick out how much you are on the tarmac vs. off the tarmac then pick your tires accordingly.

And don't be a douche.

Where did you get the impression he was talking about tires? Not from the post you quoted...

He was talking about when people try to categorize their riding, and the fact that what somebody else calls 80% off road may only be 20% off road to him, because dirt roads and gravel roads don't count. The fact that it was in a tire discussion was secondary.




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Old 02-12-2014, 02:41 PM   #63
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Where did you get the impression he was talking about tires? Not from the post you quoted...

He was talking about when people try to categorize their riding, and the fact that what somebody else calls 80% off road may only be 20% off road to him, because dirt roads and gravel roads don't count. The fact that it was in a tire discussion was secondary.




And you just never know what fresh feels like until you've taken a bath in Summer's Eve
I thought he was wondering what tire companies considered off road, which evidently is different than what he considers off road. Maybe I misread.

Maybe he's just being a douche with no questions.

I tried taking a bath in Summer's Eve one time, switched to vinegar.
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Old 02-12-2014, 03:07 PM   #64
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I thought he was wondering what tire companies considered off road, which evidently is different than what he considers off road. Maybe I misread.

Maybe he's just being a douche with no questions.

I tried taking a bath in Summer's Eve one time, switched to vinegar.

2nd answer is closer. OP's second post in the thread:

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Sorry, I was making a smart assed comment about what passes for off road to a lot people.
I am a trials rider, stuff that looks impassable to other people looks like a slightly interesting section to me.
What I am getting at is that most people consider a "road" hardcore offroading.
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