Originally Posted by duanew1
Is that the rear? The MT-16 is my favorite front tire right now and my last one lasted pretty well and is now on my girlfriend's XT225 to finish wearing out. No chunks or tears on it.
Yeah, rear tire. The front's in good shape and it stuck very well overall. Having said that, the front is DOT...the rear? Notsomuch...
Honestly, if I decided to keep the speeds down to something a bit more reasonable (ie: 65mph instead of 80) the rear would probably have been fine. I was doing a bit of "destructive testing" - that is, seeing how much punishment the tire would take to failure. Roosting and hammering the blue roads...and topspeed (saw 87 mph for a brief downhill "wind at my back" second) on the highway.
My gut tells me it's a decent tire I just wasn't nice to.