may I introduce myself

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Mitas, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. RFlagg42

    RFlagg42 One hoopy frood....

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    I'm sure any day now these tires will be available in the USA.... :rofl
  2. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I tried :baldy
  3. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    :cry I sure hope so, because they really are a great Euro brand of tires and the more options in the US the better but....it's truly been this :baldy
    In the end it sure makes for an entertaining vendor read, otherwise known as "How not post about your company on ADV" :evil
  4. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    Nearly everything I've read about them has been good.
    Think you could sell a bunch of them.......


    If you could only get them here:cry
  5. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    They did for a bit here: http://mitasmx.com
    Then something happened. 1st the customer service went downhill. Then the phone/email went unanswered. Then the website went none updated and finally :kboom

    Tough to say what exactly transpired, as they were starting to stock some dual-sport tires (in addition to the good dirt bike tire selection they had in stock) so there was hope...then it all fell apart.
  6. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    The Aussies absolutely love em, especially the E07.
    Read reports in OZ subsection of ADV that on many dual-sport rides almost everyone has an E07 on the rear.
  7. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    Love the E07... Will order again from Canada if I have to.
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  8. eakins

    eakins Butler Maps

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    How many miles on that tire?

  9. rockinrog

    rockinrog Long timer

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    I'd have to check.. but I would say around 11K
  10. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    I LOVE my E07's This is my second set on the f800. I got about 11000k on my first set. About 9000k was fully loaded and 8000 of that was pavement.

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  11. TowPro

    TowPro Lets ride

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    Do you notice anything different with the yellow stripe one (dakar version?)
  12. eakins

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    nice!

    come on Mitas get these tires in the US for users and resellers alike!!! :ear

  13. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    Hey Kelsow!

    Looks familiar!
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    I've only just started running it and I only have 1000km so far.

    I'm running it with the E-10 up front. What do you have up front?
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    I was looking for something a little better than the TKC up front (stiffer casing, better gravel/dirt grip) without trading the pavement grip and life. Time will tell but so far so good. Not much dirt that isn't iced/snow yet....soon though.

    Dave
  14. kelsow

    kelsow Long timer

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    I'm using an E07 up front as well.
    I have used a set of the E10 rear and E09 front and they were awesome. I managed to get a bit over 5000k with 2500 of that being pavement on a fully loaded bike.
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  15. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I ran an E-09 rear with a Scorpion Rally front last summer and it was a good combo too. The E-09 drives and brakes well but I find it steps out easily in corners (not a huge surprise with the "bar" tread) with all the power on tap. I was wondering whether an E-10 in the back would have a bit more cornering bite as it has more side lugs...:hmmmmm

    Thanks!

    Dave
  16. zaner32

    zaner32 In over my head

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    Hi Dave,

    I tried a Scorpion rally last spring and definitely didn't like the way if felt on dirt roads. I found it kinda darted from side to side, and didn't give me much confidence. It could be due to the sucky stock front boingers. It did wear well though. I went back to the Pirelli MT-21 up front.

    I do like the E-09 Dakar out back.:norton
  17. DabsAlot

    DabsAlot Been here awhile

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    Well after 7500 Miles I have to say I am quite pleased with the Mitas E07 on the rear of my F800GS. It worked super everywhere I took it. No flats despite pulling one nail and one staple out of the tread. This was with a 50/50 mix of tarmac and Ozarks gravel/dirt roads.

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  18. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    What sizes these tars come in?
    4.00 - 18?
    90/90-21?
  19. Maoule

    Maoule Been here awhile

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  20. WVhillbilly

    WVhillbilly Long timer

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    I'd still be interested in becoming a distributor for these. :ear