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Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by chriselgui, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. chriselgui

    chriselgui Been here awhile

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    So I know that this subject has been discussed a lot. My search isn't working for some reason. It keeps freezing on the "do process" screen. Im looking for a good 50/50 tire. Can someone please point me in the right direction.
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  2. 3Rrr

    3Rrr Read Ride Reflect recycle

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    Heidenau K60 Scouts should fit the bill. As with any off road:street there are give and takes.

    Depends on if you are riding off road on gravel, dirt, sand, mud...

    Commonly run combination is the K60 rear and TKC 80 front.
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  4. chriselgui

    chriselgui Been here awhile

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    Most likely it would be gravel, dirt.

    Like I said maybe 50/50
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  5. chriselgui

    chriselgui Been here awhile

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    I knew you would come back with something
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    yes, this has been a favorite of mine for a long time now! Not so great in deeper muddy crud, but for most ADV Touring, its a good match up!


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  7. chriselgui

    chriselgui Been here awhile

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    I'm looking at either the Heidenau K60's or the Metzeler Karoo 3's.
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    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    I've been happy with the Karoo 3's.

    This past weekend I was riding in wet sand, mud etc. Not a full blown knobby, but it worked surprisingly well. Death Valley in January, no issues and handled the slab just fine.
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  9. chriselgui

    chriselgui Been here awhile

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    good to hear that both tires I'm thinking about are doing well with people, now i just have to narrow them down.

    I'll still keep the ones i have on it now for more "street" riding
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  10. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    Karoo 3 will wear out 3x faster than the heidenau that will last forever. The centerstrip is great on tarmac but bad on mud/sandy stuff. Have a look at the mitas E-07. No centerstrip, cheap as hell and have a very good lifespan.
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    jengel451 1 Cool MotherF#$cker

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    I see rapid tire wear as a good thing, means it's grippy and not a hockey puck.
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    Mitas E-07
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    Endurodude Been here awhile

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    +1 :d
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  15. dvfisher

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    I'm in the market for new tires too. Went to order the Mitas E-07 from MX1 Canada but the front is back ordered until April. Looks like I'll be squeezing another month out of my original Metzler EXT.
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    Go with Mitas C-21 Stone King Yellow Stripe for the front. You won't be disappointed.

    Kyle
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  17. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    As a 50/50? :huh A bit aggressive no?

    +3 for the E-07 over the K60 for the rear. Never run the fronts of either.
    I'd recommend the E-10 as a front option too. I ran one with the E-07 rr and it was good. Back to the TKC up front now though and it's a better....except for the soft casing in the dirt.

    Dave
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  18. gdm

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    Check out the Shinko 705. Probably a 75/25 tire, very reasonable price. Handles great on street, dirt and gravel roads and last a long time. You'll get a set of Shinko's for less than one rear K 60.
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    That's my do-it-all combo as well, E-07 rear + TKC80 front.
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  20. migts

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    where can I find the E07? I really want to try them on my F800. Thx
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