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Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Mitas, Jul 12, 2011.
the e-10s have shorter knobs.
Would love to try the E-07 or E-09 on the rear of my R100GS, but they don't seem to come in 130/80 17 tubeless, and I don't want to run a tube. Perhaps they exist but I'm looking in the wrong places?
MX1Canada has been great for me too but today they informed me they're out of the E09 Dakar in 140/80/17 Tubeless! :eek1 They say they won't get more "for a couple of months." :eek1
I'd get the E10 or E07 but they're a bit pricey. I'm going to finally try a Kenda Big Block on the back wheel and see how that goes.
...I'm not familiar with the Mitas selection but I'm all ears.
I has T63s on the bike and it handled well, flikable in the dirt et al.
Bumped up to Unicross' and then D606s and both choices, I'm pretty convinced, are too tall for the bike, makes it much harder to turn.
I've done all the suspension mods and adjustments.
I ride primarily on hard pack, fire roads, and occasional sand/desert.
having the front end washout and feel squirrily is not my favorite feeling...
Now this is the tire I've been praying for!
great price too.
They are definitely the next tires to go on my Wee.
From http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=706242&page=17 post # 243
Here's what my Mitas E-07 looks like after 3000 miles:
Measured tread depth when new 12.4mm, now 6.0mm.
Probably a 50/50 mix of on-road / Missouri - Arkansas gravel roads, bike packed with camping gear probably 50% of the miles
I can't really compare these to another tire on a 'big' bike other than the Anakee 2 that was on the bike when I purchased it.....but I am quite pleased with the performance of this tire, for me it seems to be a good match for the riding I do. Does what I ask of it off-road and I can still ride a spirited pace on the pavement. It squirms around a bit more than I am used to on some tar strips, but other than that I have no qualms with the performance. As you can see there are no chicken strips left, so I am using all the tire when riding somewhat aggressive on the pavement.
Overall I am quite pleased and would purchase again.....but I was hoping there would be a US distributor by the time I needed one
Looks like they did it right...stability across the tire instead of straight down the middle where it does nothing except ruin off-road capabilities (hmm...Heidi). My summer "go to" bike is running a 120 on the rear so I won't be buying any of these right now but if I were in the market for a big bike tire right now the 150 Mitas wouldn't look so bad.
Now...if we can just get them to set up a USA Distributor!!!
FYI, MX1 has only one rear 150//70/17 E-07 left in stock. They had two up until a few minutes ago.....
I just got my E07 Dakar in today. As soon as the TKC 80 wears out I am going to mount that up and see how it goes. The seem to have plenty of the Dakars available. Only took about two weeks to get. The shipping is a bit steep, but if it lasts me awhile I am happy.
I think this was pretty close to new
This is a 4800 miles
I noticed that Mitas came out with a big bike tire...the E-10. I also noticed that the E-10 dakar is being sold for $189CD (holy shit!) while the E-09 dakar is being sold for $129CD and are flying off the shelf. $60 difference? I'm trying to understand this, because I don't like speculating.
We ran them on a R1200 and F650/800 (twin) on the rear. Got about 3500 miles out them. We might have sqeeked another 1K miles, but that still wouldn't have got us home. So, I would say very unlikely to get 10K.
For comparision, we were on a group trip and a buddy had a TKC on his R1200. I would say it sounds like the E-10 had a smidge more thread, but still all were end of life.
That was posted in March 2012.
Since then, nothing.
Good work, Mitas people all......
Yah this has become absolutely ridiculous.
I just re-shoed my bikes. Wanted to go with Mitas. Would have bought Mitas. Love Mitas tires. Won't buy from an out of country distributor though. So Mitas DID not get my money.
Mitas just lost out on my purchase of 4 rears and 4 fronts. Probably wold have bought a couple more tires on top of that if I had a Mitas source to turn to in the United States.
But Mitas can't seem to figure out how to organize so their competitors are getting my money.
It's really too bad because they are the only real competition to Heidenau.
It is frustrating that with the economy being the way it is, that there are companies that you want to purchase from and can't. I would think opening up the US market would be high on anyone's list.
I really wish they would get things straight. I've told my reps from Parts and Tucker they need to pick them up, I'm not holding my breath though.
Any new US developments? Those are ideal GS tires.
all right folks....
We found a good possibility in CA .... those guys currently working on basics.It´s a pleasure to work with them. ... and they are well (and known) supported.
I`ll keep you in the loop...
This is a great rear tire for Adventure! E-07