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Old 02-22-2004, 08:45 PM
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Ok guys..its about that time....My CR's rear tire is getting pretty worn...I don't remember whats on it now but I'd like a bit better mud tire. My XR had an IRC M5B on it when I got it and that tire was PERFECT for the riding I do...it would chew up mud like everything..it was just AWESOME...but its a Soft Terrain(you can get intermediate terrain to but I want soft)and I am scared that my CR might chew up the ST tire to fast?? I used it for a long time on the XR but the CR spins ALOT more than the XR does and the rear tire takes alot more abuse...I was also looking at the Michehlin(sp?)S12 but not sure how it would be on tight eastern US trails and mud.

Basically I want a good trail tire that works great in mud but also does good on dry hardpack....the IRC really worked great in slick conditions but it handled great on the XR IMO even on dry hardpack ground...the Maxxis IT I have on the XR now SUCKS in mud. Thanks for the help in advance guys.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:47 PM
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Either the

Dunlop 756 or the

Michelen M12

is what I like the best. Id take the m12 if you want it to last longer and the 756 if you want good grip! peacizzle!
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:49 PM
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i would try the maxxis tires. i think its the millvile tire. it runs great in hard and soft pack. my friend had one and it wore like iron. i would advise against the Dunlop 756. you would kill it in the hard stuff. the tire is so soft you can poke oles in it with your fingernails almost. JMO though.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:50 PM
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M12 for sure. If it lasted a year on the back of Tyler's KX500 and still has knobs, it gets my vote! I know it spins more than your CR LOL
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:52 PM
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THANKS FOR THE SUPER FAST REPLIES GUYS....I just went out and looked and my CR has a Dunlop D756 on it right now.

Looks like I might end up with the M12....is this a good MUD TIRE as well?

Keeto....I think the tire on his 500 spins ALL THE TIME:
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:55 PM
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Im looking at the M12 as well, ive heard nothing but good things about it.
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Old 02-22-2004, 08:58 PM
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Yep, I can tell you first hand because have been on the receiving end of it!

As far as the M12 being good in mud - there are better tires for mud but they don't last long in int. or hard terrain. That's the price you pay whenever you specialize something and then take it out of it's environment.
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Old 02-22-2004, 09:01 PM
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i would try the maxxis tires. i think its the millvile tire. it runs great in hard and soft pack. my friend had one and it wore like iron. i would advise against the Dunlop 756. you would kill it in the hard stuff. the tire is so soft you can poke oles in it with your fingernails almost. JMO though.
dude i live in arkansas, you cant say that the 756 sucks if it lasted on my bike for 4 months

Oh yeah thanks matt for makin this thread. I need to decide what im puttin on my bike! front and back!

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Old 02-22-2004, 09:02 PM
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Yeah Keeto your right...I mean the IRC M5B lasted a long time on the XR even when riding on hard terrain alot to...but the CR is just so much harder on tires. Right now I am leaning towards the M12.
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Old 02-23-2004, 12:45 AM
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M or S 12 would be a good tire. I would guess the S 12 would be better in the mudd though.
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Old 02-23-2004, 05:26 AM
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I like the s-12 better than the m-12 all around, they last quite a while and handle about anything you can throw at them.
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Old 02-23-2004, 09:10 AM
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Thanks guys....My decision is going to come down between the M12 and S12.
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I would go with the S12 or the Trelleborg Super Masters. The Trelloborgs are better for muddy riding than the S-12 and last longer, but for the money you can't beat the S12 for mud.

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Old 02-23-2004, 12:33 PM
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Pirelli 32 series works good on day you might see slick mud,,sand wet or dry and hard dirt roads,,,they work for me when they look worn even.
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Old 02-23-2004, 01:15 PM
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I'll say michelin MS-2 starcross. So far i'm VERY happy with the hook up. I've only ridden on clay too. So it's good on hardpack. But it is a Soft terrain tire. So i'd say it is very versatile.
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:39 PM
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hey matt look at this:

http://motous.webmichelin.com/home.htm


at the bottom of the middle section of that link is a chart to tell you which tire is good in waht!
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:40 PM
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no that link doesnt work so click on off-road then clik on m12 s12 or h12, they all will show the chart
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Old 02-23-2004, 03:42 PM
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Maxxis MaxxCross HT- good tire for the money (I paid about 45 for mine if I remember correctly).
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:02 PM
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Default Re: Which rear tire?

Maxxis c6001. I think thats it. I heard its almost as good as a dunlop, but wears a lot better, and is only 39 bucks from rockeymountainmc.com . I just picked on up, Ill let you know how it goes, and since its all mud around here lately, I should be able to tell you.
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Old 02-23-2004, 04:07 PM
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My cousin ran a C6001 on his KX5 with good results, I just thought the MaxxCross looked like a better all-around tire.
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