Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: Northern Alberta, eh.
Front or rear tire provides primary traction??
I bought my bike as a demo with 800km on it. When I got it home it only had 18psi in rear tire, I filled it and it leaked. Turns out there was a nail in it. They plugged it and we're going to order a new Bridgestone trailwing.
I was going to order 2 new tires that were more aggressive for gravel as I found the stock tires swim a bit to much on the gravel. They said they would order me a more aggressive tire at no charge (I told them to get a Shinko 705, they ordered that and another type and will let me pick).
The guy ordering the tires said "all you really need is a more aggressive rear tire for traction anyways."
I thought I would need both tires to be more aggressive to maintain better control on gravel like I do with my klx250. Is he right that the rear is far more important? Or will I have to get a matching front tire instead or the trailwing?
Last edited by TheForechecker; 07-31-2015 at 03:38 AM.