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?