Tires for cold wet maybe slushy roads?

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Bappo, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Bappo

    Bappo Been here awhile

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    I am taking off from Idaho to Texas next March and am in need of new tires soon. Is there a preferred tire type for the above conditions? Maybe PR3 Trails? Tourance Nexts or Karoo3?

    I may also take off this Friday for the UP of Michigan and then who knows where and weather may show up at some point like returning home to Idaho in November???

    Currently have an Anakee2 on the back and Anakee 3 on the front and both are about shot at 10k miles. 0.080" tread left in both so they will need changed soon.

    Thanks for any info,
    Super Tenere
    Bappo
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  2. Motomantra

    Motomantra Registered Lurker

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    Mentioning slush changes desired selection. There's many good tires for wet roads, but when you mentioned slush the selection changes. If you definitely need something for slushy roads, you'll need a more open tread, like a semi-knob. Go to the Tenere thread & see what they're using.
    It's always going to be a trade-off.
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  3. LittleRedToyota

    LittleRedToyota Yinzer

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    +1 on the "more open, semi-knob" thing.

    they might not work so well on a tenere...and might not give you the mileage you want out of tires, but i ride my DRZ on the street all winter long and have found that DOT knobbies work great on slushy/snowy roads. pirelli XCMHes are my favorite for that, but dunlop 606es work well in that role, too.
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  4. V-Tom

    V-Tom Been here awhile

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    I've been caught several times in slush with my Tourance non-exp with no issues.

    ..Tom
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  5. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    Take a look at the Mitas E07.....
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  6. Bappo

    Bappo Been here awhile

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    Not able to take the bike this Friday so there is no rush for new tires. I will wait till this spring and decide. I plan on leaving Idaho in March and heading to Texas hill country for an S10 meetup and then take off on a little tour of 'merika. Not much gravel, just lots of spring miles. Plan on one or two bunburners and an SS1000 during the trip.
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  7. Joe Houle

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    I used Scorpion Syncs in nasty wet/slush in PNW, but that was on a little Triumph though..
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  8. Tonk

    Tonk Broken Adventurer

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    Gotta love the E07's. Great tire!!!!
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