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I'm trying to decide whether I should get the Dakar version or the non dakar version.
From what I've read having to Dismount or mount the Dakar can be a real treat on the trail IE harder then ****.
I have changed hundreds if not thousands at the shop.
They can't be that difficult can they?
Please post if you have had personal experiences with this tire.
Thanks again.

These are what I have decided to go with after many hours of research. Opinions and comments welcome.
 

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I have the regular mitas e07 and both tires were easy to mount. The only thing I had the most trouble with was getting the rear tire beads to set back in place when inflated. Make sure to check that both sides of the tires are set correctly.

I have had either all dirt tires or all street oriented tires in the past, these are my first 50/50 tires. I run 30psi front and 40psi in the back on the street and am impressed at the grip that they have. I have also done a few fire roads and some gravel in which they meet expectations.
 

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I also run a mitas e07 regular on the back. The Dakar version is just a bit stiffer on the sides. No big differences!
 

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Holy crap. Just finished putting on the E-07 Dakar rear on. What a pain. Had to set it out in the sun, put a ratchet tiedown around it and work the bead with dish wash soap plus 60psi of pressure. (windex wouldn't cut it for the rear). I mounted a TKC80 TL (no TT in stock) and it was easy. I don't know if I can patch a tube and re-seat the rear on the trail! I would go with the regular one next!
 

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Good point...the Dakar tires are a bitch to fit...but having said that I can attest to the puncture resistance of the 8 ply design! Sadly the wear factor is very low which makes the Mitas tires a relatively expensive tire choice, even if you get significant peace of mind not worrying about flats out in the middle of no where!
 

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I installed the Mitas E07 regulars front and rear.

Made a huge difference compared to the stock tires, not only off road as expected, but also on wet pavement.

I went with the regular E07's, thinking the stiffer Dakars would be a pain to remove in a pinch off road.
 
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