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Old 01-25-2013, 08:20 AM   #24
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Location: central IL
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Originally Posted by KEN PHENIX View Post
My 919 has a 6" wide rear wheel so a thinner tire was out of the question for me.
For sure, even more limiting.

Another thought with using a 160 on my bike is that it'll float less in deeper gravel. I tried to ride the TWAT and the 180 just skated all over the place. I had to use plenty of throttle, on many uphills. Of course, if the TKC had been available, I would've been running 'em.

Originally Posted by KEN PHENIX View Post
I haven't noticed the Raven grabbing the pavement grooves any more than any other tire I've used - maybe even less.
Hmm. I'm pretty sure I'll try a set of these. Though, I was looking at the 005 Advance and wondering what I could do with that tread pattern. It looks like it'd take even less effort to make it dirtier.

I have a tire machine and balancer and do sell tires out of my home shop. I've only had one guy want Shinkos and he chose the 011 Verge. I don't value his feedback, as he rides mostly around town and fears any kind of speed or adventure.
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