DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

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DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by Jammin » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:26 pm

I'm after a bit of advice on what tyres to use on my DRZ.
Currently run TKC's but they're pants in the mud.
What would be a good alternative?
Not worried about tyre wear, only do about 500 miles a year.

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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by g00ner » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:36 pm

I wear isn't an issue, Michelin Comp - superb in gloopy mud etc

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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by bowber » Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:41 pm

I think any of the road legal enduro tyres will do. Try mitas tyres as quite a lot of them are road legal and speed rated.
I used to really like the one that used to be the ten master, very good all round tyre for the back, I think it's the C02 now.

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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by special one » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:24 pm

Tyres are very subjective, I've never had any problems with tkc's on my drz, the mud I've got stuck in, no tyre would've helped, personally I don't like thick mud, I don't find that fun at all, the tkc's are a good combo tyre, but expensive though.
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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by bond_yzf » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:26 pm

Mitas e09

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Post by minkyhead » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:56 pm

mitus co2s are real aggressive

kenda trackmasters are a pretty good all round tyre and work very well in mud ..ill be glad to use em again when i get me 18 in rear wheel (thumbs)

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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by -Ralph- » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:56 pm

Look at a Michelin AC10, they are basically a road legal Moto-X tyre. I rode on a pair in Portugal in deep gravel and sand they were brilliant. If you want propulsion in mud the tread pattern needs to be that open, a 50/50 road tyre like the TKC or the E09 will fill up with mud between the treads.
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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by special one » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:04 pm

I've got an ac10 ready to go on after my rear tkc has wore out.
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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by aliwakeskate » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:27 pm

g00ner wrote:I wear isn't an issue, Michelin Comp - superb in gloopy mud etc
+1. Had the michelin comp IV on the DRZ a couple of years ago. Cracking in the mud, road manners are a little :unsure: . Rear 'just' about lasted 1500 miles - so should last you 3 years Jammin!
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Re: DRZ Off Road Tyres.. What's best for mud !!!

Post by bond_yzf » Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:41 pm

-Ralph- wrote:Look at a Michelin AC10, they are basically a road legal Moto-X tyre. I rode on a pair in Portugal in deep gravel and sand they were brilliant. If you want propulsion in mud the tread pattern needs to be that open, a 50/50 road tyre like the TKC or the E09 will fill up with mud between the treads.
the e09 is in a different league to the tkc when it comes to mud

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