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Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by GB » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:23 pm

We all know the K60 seems to last forever, but if you want a tyre with a TKC 80 style tread which lasts the longest? Mitas, Karoo, GTyre, TKC, Mefo?
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by Dutchgit » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:51 pm

Mitas E 09. Proper good tyre. Don't pay extra for the Dakar version. It's not worth it.
Put a Mitas 644 Army Special on the front. Proper good do-it-all combo these two (thumbs) (thumbs)
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by ChasF » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:15 pm

Would agree with the E 09, not tried the Dakar version but understood it is a lot harder wearing.

Definately not TKCs - these wear really badly and the handling suffers once half worn.

I use MT21 on the front which is reasonably hard wearin whilst good on trails.

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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by GB » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:21 pm

E 09 is what I was thinking, will try one on the rear next, only managed 2500 out of the TK :(
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by Dutchgit » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:23 pm

The MT 21's started cupping on the front fairly quickly on our (XChallenge type) bikes.
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by PHILinFRANCE » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:41 pm

(thumbs) MITAS all he way , cheap and bloody good (thumbs)

The 644 cuppped the same for me Ard

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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by GB » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:41 pm

The TK on the front is doing pretty good so far.
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by minkyhead » Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:58 pm

E09 very good duel sport rear

the 644 army is light years infront of a tkc off road (thumbs)
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by boboneleg » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:04 pm

Dutchgit wrote:The MT 21's started cupping on the front fairly quickly on our (XChallenge type) bikes.
Agreed, but you can turn them around, they're not directional.
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Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

Post by catcitrus » Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:19 am

644 army front and rear--their secret is the size and the spacing of the blocks--big enough not to deform and "chop" badly, also helped by being that little bit closer together---but the gap is big enough for just about all the mud that you will encounter-- to dig down and find grip--and I've tried loads of "road legal enduro" tyres over the years. Perfect if you are expecting to do a few road miles as well.

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