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post #1 of 23 Old 09-22-2017, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
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Mitas E07 Dakar tire

My Anakee Wild rear tire lasted about 7000km's, very poor longevity, but it was used on a fair number of dirt/rock roads up the Dempster and then a lot of pavement on the way home. Still I would hope a tire to last closer to 12k.

The front Wild is fine, so I am keeping that. I was considering adding another Wild Rear just to see if it might last longer locally, but that seemed silly too, so I opted to try a Mitas E07 rear.

There are two models of this, the regular and the Dakar. The Dakar is listed as having a stiffer sidewall to make offroad riding better. I do like to ride offroad sometimes, and the difference in cost was only $10 so that is what I ordered.

I have it sitting here now and am surprised how stiff the sidewall actually is. On most tires I can compress the sidewall by hand, and that flexibility makes installing a tire easier by hand. This Dakar version is rock solid, it does not move at all by hand. I would never consider trying to install this with spoons.

I am wondering if this stiffness will transmit into a rougher ride? Has anyone tried both of these tires to compare?
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I haven't tried the Anakee but I do run the Dakars. I am happy with the ride quality both on and off road. My rear is ready for replacement after just over 7000 miles.
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I haven't tried the Anakee but I do run the Dakars. I am happy with the ride quality both on and off road. My rear is ready for replacement after just over 7000 miles.
I was actually curious about the two versions of the Mitas tire, the regular and the Dakar and how those compare.
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I was actually curious about the two versions of the Mitas tire, the regular and the Dakar and how those compare.
Oops. I've only used the Dakar. I have no complaints and like the extra protection provided by the stiffer sidewall.
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Oops. I've only used the Dakar. I have no complaints and like the extra protection provided by the stiffer sidewall.
Thanks for that info.
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My Anakee Wild rear tire lasted about 7000km's, very poor longevity, but it was used on a fair number of dirt/rock roads up the Dempster and then a lot of pavement on the way home. Still I would hope a tire to last closer to 12k.

The front Wild is fine, so I am keeping that. I was considering adding another Wild Rear just to see if it might last longer locally, but that seemed silly too, so I opted to try a Mitas E07 rear.

There are two models of this, the regular and the Dakar. The Dakar is listed as having a stiffer sidewall to make offroad riding better. I do like to ride offroad sometimes, and the difference in cost was only $10 so that is what I ordered.

I have it sitting here now and am surprised how stiff the sidewall actually is. On most tires I can compress the sidewall by hand, and that flexibility makes installing a tire easier by hand. This Dakar version is rock solid, it does not move at all by hand. I would never consider trying to install this with spoons.

I am wondering if this stiffness will transmit into a rougher ride? Has anyone tried both of these tires to compare?
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I have used 2 sets of the standard Mitas E-07 but not the Dakar. The difference between them is that the Dakar has one more belt, four versus three if I remember correctly.

Acceptable but not outstanding on seal, good in the wet and fantastic on gravel etc. So much more stable and predictable on loose surfaces that a 90/10 tyre but like any tyre you wish to name a V-strom is never comfortable in deep sand or mud. I got 14,000 km from my first set and surprisingly the front was worn the worst. I ride seal to get to dirt roads.

How you ride affects tyre life so lots of hard throttle and hard braking will make a difference. Keep the pressures up as heat makes a tyre both more grippy and wear faster. Higher pressures will reduce the heat build up.

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I haven't tried the Anakee but I do run the Dakars. I am happy with the ride quality both on and off road. My rear is ready for replacement after just over 7000 miles.
I just got an email that they are currently running a sale. The Mitas will definitely be my next tires.

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I've said it before, I'll say t again in this thread

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I just got an email that they are currently running a sale.

Where is the sale. I ordered my last set on ebay
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