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  1. Grey Jay

    Grey Jay Limited User

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    I am sure this has been on here a million times.

    I am looking to put a new set of tires on my bike for this season. Currently I have a Scorpion MXTRA on the rear and an AC-10 on the front. Both of them are finished. I had my eye on some Dunlop MX-51’s. Has anyone had any experience with these. My bike is a 250F and I am looking for a set that will be good in Corduroy style single track to all-day 100km/h logging roads. When I first got this bike I had AC-10 on both ends. They were good but I don’t need DOT tires since my bike is only green plated.


    Later,
  2. koobly

    koobly ODSC-OFTR Member

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    My cottage is in cord country. The 51s will round out fairly quickly in that stuff. I love the 31 for OO XCs, but it's soft and would chunk even worse. Don't have a lot of hardback/bedrock real life tire experience, sorry.
  3. JTQ

    JTQ ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I have had good luck with the Bridgestone M403/404 combo on my 250 XCW 2T. Ran them all last year for enduro/x country racing and trail rides. I went went through 2 rears and one front in a season. (still have a few rides left on the set still on the bike) Really depends on how much and the type of riding you do but I would say they wear quite well. Some cuts and chunked knobs but the Cord and some firm ground will do that. As most reviews of this tire will say not the best in mud which is true but if you keep them spinning they work fine. I haven't been stuck with them. No issues in sand. They tractored up lots of wet slick rocks and nasty hills. Nice controlled slides for braking and cornering in almost any conditions. They have a nice rounded contour for quick turns and tip over.

    My riding buddy Bryan K uses MX51 and likes them a lot. Equally good but maybe wear slightly faster. Hard to say, he's on a 450 with more grunt. I'm sure he'll chime in.

    I am anticipating a wet season this year and am leaning towards a soft to mid tire. I was debating trying a IRC MB5 on the rear this year but am debating the weight/tread width for my bike. 140 might be a bit beefy. Undecided on the front as well. Some of the Michelin's (S-12 & M12) get good reviews but I haven't tried them. Interested to see what other folks suggest.

    Rob Lang if you're out there, how are the Motoz Tractionator Enduro S/T? They look interesting.
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    I run Xtras front and rear all the time. They are priced right and are a good all around tire. Pirelli has redesigned the front Xtra and it works better than the original version.

    I really like Bridgestones as well but they have gotten really expensive the last yr or so.
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    Canadaler ODSC-OFTR Member

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    I've never had any luck with Dunlop tires in rocky terrain. The side knobs on the front tire always seem to crack at the carcass and break off worse than any other tire I've used.

    MAXXIS will typically wear like iron but I find are lacking in traction and not great on pavement.

    Another vote for Pirelli here.
  6. Grey Jay

    Grey Jay Limited User

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    Aside from the two or three OO XC races I do each year, all of teh riding I do is up here. Most of our trails around Sundury consist of swamp and rock, lots of rock.... lots of swamp too though.
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    I used mxtra front and rear, on my 200exc. Good grip, wears a little fast, but I do a LOT of rock riding. Switched to the Motoz last year, love them! Great traction and wear really well. Doesn't hurt that I get a rear for $70 at Mission cycle. I like them and I'm staying with them.
    Jeremy
  8. Grey Jay

    Grey Jay Limited User

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    What model of Motoz Jeremy.

    By the way, I was the guy who crasehd at the Cord two years ago and you and your chum helped me get back to the start/finish. Thanks again.
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    3BeeJay3 ODSC Past President

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    Another vote for Motoz.

    Have used them now for a few years. They wear lie iron and seem to work in a variety of conditions. Now some of them are DOT.

    Tractionator S/T is what I have. They're pretty aggressive and tough construction.

    Terrapactors are the really aggressive, but lighter weight MX tire.