Kenda Equilibrium K787 on trials?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Cascao, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Cascao

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    Someone have tested or have something to say about this? I'm thinking about....for excursion, extreme trails and bouders....
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  2. VxZeroKnots

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    The equilibrium is a horrible tire on dirt bikes, a lighter more nimble trials bike would just exacerbate this.
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  3. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    I've had very good luck with the Equilibrium on Enduro bikes in rocky, rooty Northeast USA conditions. It doesn't like deep mud though. I don't think it would be an advantage on a trials bike.
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    I had one on my dirt bike in CO. I did not like it. It might have been better at lower pressures, but I was not running Tubliss at the time. I don't know why you would want to put one on a trials bike?
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  5. motodojo

    motodojo Been here awhile

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    It is too wide to fit on a trials bike, even the 110. I use it on my enduro bike at 7psi and like it. It is better than a trials tire in mud, deep leaves and pine straw.

    Has anyone tried the Shinko Trail Pro 255 Radial tubeless 120/90 Trials Tire on an enduro or trials bike? I like trials tires on enduro bikes but they look skinny in the wide swingarm and would like to use a wider one and this seems to be the only wide one available. I laced up a tubeless trials rim on a YZ hub. I'm not sure the rim is wide enough.
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  6. Yinzer Moto

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    If you are looking for something more aggressive than a standard trials tire, look at the Maxxis TrailMaxx. The stock tires on the Freeride. They are similar size to a Trials tire with more open tread. After doing an extremely muddy event a couple weeks ago, I had the thought it would be nice to have a second set of wheels with these tires, just in case an event is really muddy.
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  7. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    I used the 110-18. I didn't know they made a 120, maybe that's for a 19" wheel? Anyway, yeah it was skinny, but it was awesome. Most of the performance of the Michelin X11 I used previously. It died the same premature death as the Michelin, sidewall tear.

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    This is a 110 rear on a Warp 9 2.15" x 18" rim.

    No reason to use it now that I've discovered Tubliss and the Shinko R505 Cheater.
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  8. VxZeroKnots

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    I've never tried a R505, but I've ridden with people who had them while I had a Kenda Ibex. Try the Ibex, it's worth the money.
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  9. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    I'm tired of playing Goldilocks with tires. The Shinko R505 is my trail riding tire now. Unless I want to try the 525, it might be just right.
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  10. Cascao

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    Thanks everybody!!!
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  11. sprinter27

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    Kenda Ibex , gummy and spacing that will clear mud
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  12. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna

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    The Ibex has pretty much become the go to technical rear tire for Kenda guys. Some people say it sucks in full mud conditions, but I've not seen that. It was off my list for a while, because it wasn't available as a 110/100-18 at first and 120 was way to big on a small bore bike.
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