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Old 08-29-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Running different tires front to back

I have been running Conit tkc's on my funduro and I love them, but the rears wear too fast, I get like 4k at best out of a rear tire, (thats a hard two weeks of riding, My front still has the nubs on it) I used to get 11k out of my Kendas but they are no fun on the dirt. so I am going to a Mitas e07 rear and keeping my Conti on the front, hoping that will solve some mileage issues.
Is there any thing that I should know about running different tires front to back?
it seems a no brainer to me but it's always best to ask. Thanks IA
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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I have been running Conit tkc's on my funduro and I love them, but the rears wear too fast, I get like 4k at best out of a rear tire, (thats a hard two weeks of riding, My front still has the nubs on it) I used to get 11k out of my Kendas but they are no fun on the dirt. so I am going to a Mitas e07 rear and keeping my Conti on the front, hoping that will solve some mileage issues.
Is there any thing that I should know about running different tires front to back?
it seems a no brainer to me but it's always best to ask. Thanks IA
Can't comment on your specific combo, but for several years now I've run a combination TKC front with a Heidenau rear with no handling issues and much improved mileage on various bikes, including an F800GS and numerous R1200 GSs -- most recently on the Great Divide route this month. Beautiful!
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:15 AM   #3
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I think the big thing for running different tires is don't mix bias ply and radials. I also imagine that you would want the front to always be more aggressive (for knobby or DS) or sticky (for street).
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Old 08-30-2014, 11:19 AM   #4
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As long as you don't put a stickier tire in the back you should be fine. I run Pilot roads on the back and a Pilot Power on the front for the last two sets of tires and have not had any issue.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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I run the same combo. Tkc front and eo7 rear. Its a great combo, I can definitely recommend
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Old 08-30-2014, 08:20 PM   #6
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I don't run different tire combos because there really should be no reason why you have to. I can see pure dirt guys throwing some combo stuff in the mix but for the street and mild adventurer, no way. There is no benefit and certainly no need. Just my opinion.
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