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I put 2k on the Shinko 804 big knobbies. 60% dirt.. The short of it is: I like the tire on asphalt, good highway traction. No complaints there. I did not like the off road performance. Breaks away and slides out way too easy. So much that I replaced them with plenty of rubber left. I did not ride them in rain. Cannot comment on that.
I replaced with the Michelin Anakee Wilds... Just finished 250 miles today of 70% dirt. Much much better. And did great on highway too. It’s the better hookup in dirt that I noticed. Keepers so far.
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I agree. I had the 804/805 combo and they are just fine in gravel (but not great) and really good as a road tire. For the money they are a great deal.
When I put on the Anakee Wild, I really noticed a difference in front end 'bite' and grip - they are light years better offroad and really good on the road - just noisy (but I wear earplugs and don't really mind).
 

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Same here. Did not like them off pavement. Took them off after around a 1k miles in Colorado. Fitted an MT-21 in the front and a Tractionator in the back. Way much better! The MT-21 was good for about 3,500 miles. The Tractionator is sitting in the garage with some remaining life.
 

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Running the 804/805 Shinkos now in the deep sand off road and then back home on the pavement, & compared to the stock tires these do really well in the soft sand for me. Great price, and so far the deep paddle type rear digs in and floats thru the soft sand & the 804 front bites and tracks really well.
Works for me, & to each there own.
 

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For myself they feel great both off road and on the road. Today I was riding again in the desert sand , then on hard dirt/sand rutted out back roads, & had no problems at all.
Running 33 psi front and rear, using tubes & added Stan’s “no tubes tire sealant” approx 2 ounces per tire.
Not noisy on the pavement and they dig in well for me in the sand. Feel pretty confident running these tires.
 

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They are pretty competent at both. I just think there are better offroad tires - I've used the Pirelli MT21, Anakee Wild, Mitas E12, Mitas MC23 and they are all significantly better offroad and pretty capable road tires as well.
I think the Shinko 804/805 are really good tires for the money and performance and wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
The Shinkos seem to have more lateral movement when they are hunting for grip than the more dirt oriented tires. If you know that when riding it isn't an issue - they are still really good tires and half the price of all the others I've listed above. To date, the Anakee Wild front tire is the best balance overall - grip, confidence, longevity.

So the Shinkos are allegedly 60% dirt & 40% yet it performed or rather felt better on pavement than dirt???
 

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I put 2k on the Shinko 804 big knobbies. 60% dirt.. The short of it is: I like the tire on asphalt, good highway traction. No complaints there. I did not like the off road performance. Breaks away and slides out way too easy. So much that I replaced them with plenty of rubber left. I did not ride them in rain. Cannot comment on that.
I replaced with the Michelin Anakee Wilds... Just finished 250 miles today of 70% dirt. Much much better. And did great on highway too. It’s the better hookup in dirt that I noticed. Keepers so far.
Thanks guys.
This happens because the blocks are not interleaved in circumference. They are set up like sand paddles with valleys cut in them. This means they work great in soft sand and crud like Florida's sugar sand. But they suck in holding side force in other terrain. It's way too easy to get these tires to step out sideways under heavy loads.

And wait until they wear down. The noise these tires generate will have you strongly contemplating a new set of tires. Not kidding. These tires forced me to buy a set of nice earplugs to (almost) get rid of the road noise and aliasing.

How do I know? I ran a set of Shinkos to death on my 2016 manual. I'm now running Dunlop Trailmax Mission tires and swear by them. They're much quieter and grip is better in dry conditions. I have yet to run these in heavy mud over long distance though. I'll be back with an update when I get that box checked.

YMMV.
 

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The Anakee Wild is a great tire off-road, but I was never a fan of them on-road. I tried a couple sets on different bikes and just never cared for the onroad performance.

Expensive, short life, howl over 60mph, never liked the feedback in corners, felt a little squirmy at speed. But that's just one riders opinion. Lots of folks love them and reviews are overall positive.


I really like the Trailmax Missions and the Motoz Tractionator GPS as far as 50/50 tires go.

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I have had the shinko's and for the money they do well. They are a better soft sand tire then a hardpack/rocky terrain tire. They do get very noisy as they reach end of life. As for street manners, I did not like how the front tire wandered on grooved highways or running over tar snakes. Changed out to the AX41's and was very happy all the way around with the exception of wear. Tarmac kills these tires fast. Thinking of the Missions next.
 
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