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post #1 of 4 Old 08-18-2012, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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Is anyone running different tire combos front and rear? What combos are you running? I picked up a brand new Shinko 705 for next to nothing and was going to order one for the front also but was considering something more aggressive for the front. Any thoughts? I don't plan on anything too nasty but do ride a lot of poorly maintained dirt roads in the mountains.

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-19-2012, 07:29 AM
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Is anyone running different tire combos front and rear? What combos are you running? I picked up a brand new Shinko 705 for next to nothing and was going to order one for the front also but was considering something more aggressive for the front. Any thoughts? I don't plan on anything too nasty but do ride a lot of poorly maintained dirt roads in the mountains.

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When riders do this, they are doing just how you are thinking. Several riders, (including me), have tried, or are currently using, a "standard" tire for the rear, (Shinko, Metzeler, Anakee, Bridgestone), and a tire like a TKC Continental for the front. It works very well, and there are no handling issues.

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Many reports indicate no problem with a radial ply rear and bias ply front with a combination like BL's

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I am running a Mitas e-07 Dakar on the rear and a Mitas e-10 Dakar on the front. I could not be happier with the results.

I am now 6000 miles in and am confident that I will get 10000 or more from each!

Got them from Mx1Canda and the service was great.

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