So to buck the logic of buying a ď90/10Ē tire for someone who rides on road 90% of the time, I ride on road ~95% of of the time.
9500 of 10,000 Miles is probably on road. Iíd like to say differently, because I rarely pass a dirt road without going down it, but most of my time is commuting or riding hundreds of miles on road to ride 10s of mile off. In that situation, I find myself happy with a 90/10 tire 100% of the time on road, and unhappy with a 90/10 tire 100% of the time off road. Since riding off road - gravel roads, rocky roads, mountain roads are why I bought the bike, and what brings me a LOT of joy, anything less than a 50/50 tire is a non starter with me.
In contrast, a 50/50 tire (such as Mitas E07, Karoo 3, heidenau k60) leaves me happy on road >95% (100% if I stay below 90mph), and 100% satisfied off road.
Others will have useful points of view, but Iíll never go back to an 80/20, 90/10 or some other such tire if I think there is the remotest chance Iíll ride on gravel, sandy, rocky or muddy roads.
2015 DL650XT w/ factory Suzuki/Motech side cases and engine guard.
First farkle - Motech center stand
Augustus Wind Deflectors
Fat, foamy grips
Givi AirFlow windscreen
Go-Cruise throttle lock
JD Astar 1260 lumen LED tail light bulb
Suzuki (SW Motech) Top Case
Hyde Racing skid plate
Adventuretech kickstand foot, fork brace, fender raising kit, and peg lowering kit.
Zita 26mm up / 20mm back risers
Sit and Fly Seat Net
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