Mitas Tires or Tyres or whatever... where?

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  1. Gangplank

    Gangplank Advenchaintourer

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    Does anyone know where to get Mitas Tyres?

    I tried to go here:
    http://www.mitasmx.com/shop/index.php

    but the site seems dysfunctional. Can't click on anything.

    Sent a message through the site and got no reply. I'd like to try a set but need to figure out where I can order them.
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  2. HighTechCoonass

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    I saw this a couple of weeks ago.... It looks like Mitas tires are a thing of the past???...TRELLEBORG must have been the manufacture??? I dug aroung on the net looks like Mitas still is in the agriculture market and out of the mx market.

    It was a bad ass tire... he side wall was so strong I bet I could have ran my bike with a flat....

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  3. Gangplank

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    I don't think so. I just got the number for the main office. I'll call them tomorrow and see what I can find out. More info as I get it.

    I was trying to find out if anyone knows a shop that carries them? Out west would be great too....
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  5. Gangplank

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    It's not what they have in stock it is the shipping fees. Kinda high compared to ordering tires from my local shop or online in the US which has no shipping fees. Looking for a US sales outlet.

    "USA SHIPPING RATES - hipping charges are based on a flat rate depending on the order subtotal, before discounts:
    •Under $100 = $25
    •$100 - 199.99 = $35
    •$200 - 299.99 = $45"
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  6. tofire409

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  7. eddyturn

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    It's actually more like Mitas not knowing how to build up sales volume.
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  8. señormoto

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    I've always loved the pattern of that tire. Check here for another USA dealer: https://blackdogcw.com/black-dog-shop/heidenau-tires/312.html
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  9. Gangplank

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  10. Hicks

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    it is not... they're more active in the bike market than few years ago.

    I can get more info, because some guys on our CZ forum have direct ties to the Mitas factory... one is even their test rider.
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  11. Gangplank

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    Mitas is not a thing of the past. I talked to a guy at the distributorship in N. Catolina a couple days ago.

    Trelloborg as a brand is going away. Mitas was the mfg of the tires. Trelloborg as a brand is disappearing but the same tires will be around under the Mitas name.

    Anyway, they are waiting on a container of tires and then the site will be back up again. They are also waiting on DOT approval of the E-10. Once that happens they'll get those in and start selling them.

    He also told me they are considering a small distributors program. Min order of 10 tires w/discounts. Kind of like what happened with the Heidenaus. You used to order them from John at Moto-amore in the bay area but as they got popular he now prefers to sell them to shops in bigger orders instead of one at a time.

    I was asking about the possibility of becoming the west coast rep or distributor for their motorcycle tires. There are dozens of fistributors and shops out west for their Farm equipment tires. Just limited Moto tires thus far. He said he'll email me when he has more info on availability.
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  12. TowPro

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    This does is not true. You need to add the tire to your cart, then click on estimate shipping charges.

    E-07 150/70-17 $149.95
    Shipping to 19344 (USPS) $44.99
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  13. Cambi

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    Claims 138.000km on F800GS and Mitas tires only.
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  14. Hicks

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    Jarda has most-ridden 800GS in CZ and I think he has over 150 000km.

    since 2009 I'm the second one... back in 2008-9 his trips were a part of a local-bmw-importer/dealer somehow sponsored campaign "250 000 kms on 800GS".

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    but I did mean another person.. Jaroslav Sima doesn't write often to our forum.
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  15. Gangplank

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    Ok... what's your point? For the E-10 it is $189.95 + $35 shipping. USPS Priority Mail - 4-8 days. That is $225 for a rear tire.

    All I'm saying is that I'd be happy to order one from them but it's hard to justify paying the premium for shipping vs others tires from my local shop. Wish I could get these locally.
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  16. Hicks

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    btw: E-10 rear in "big GS size (150/70/170)" costs here 90USD and up(!!!).
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  17. Hicks

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    when I look on the prices.. it might be cheaper to order it directly here and ship to the U.S.

    what are the customs + VAT + shipping? Is that really that expensive?

    Because you could get .. say 10-20 tires here for ~85 USD or even ~80 USD each.

    http://www.zbozi.cz/?q=mitas%20e-07%20150%2070&typ=nabidky&seradit=nejlevnejsi

    the currency is CZK.
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  18. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Group buy? :deal
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  19. Noyah

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    I ran e-09 and the e-10 on my gs8.
    E-10 was nice but I loved the e-09 rear.

    Sent from my HTC One X
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  20. Noyah

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    I cant even get them to ship to Sweden. :(
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