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post #1 of 5 Old 04-22-2016, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Front Tire Choices

What is everybody learning about 50/50 tire choices on the big Vee?

I have the Mitas E07 Dakar's mounted front and rear right now, and in general I love them. It is nearing time to change out the front though (I put a new E07 Dakar on the rear already - there is a bout 5000kms left on the front) and I want to go with something maybe a little more aggressive up front as I do spend a fair amount of time on gravel, and in dirt/mud with the big girl.

What are your thoughts?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-22-2016, 04:17 PM
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More aggressive than a e07.

Could go for the usual suspects
Tkc 80s
Kenda big block
Maybe metzler Karoo3


The new anakee wild looks good but crazy expensive

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IMHO....stick with the Mitas, they really are the best for what sounds like how you ride. You could give the Shinko 805/804 a try, but the Mitas is slightly more aggressive.

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By the way, the Mitas E-07 Dakar is an extra stiff sidewall tire for protection where it is needed. 4 ply sidewalls, vs. (I think) 3 ply in the ordinary E-07

Michelin Anakee Wild is a radial knobby.

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I am currently runing Mitas E07 Dakars front and back after Heidi 60s.
Love the Mitas rear but the Heidi was a lot better handling on the gravel and dirt roads so I now have a Mitas rear and Hiedi front on order.
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