Never would suspect,that you spoke 3rd person. You must drink koolaide? Daft koont? Go ride the bloody thing! Hdp? Pdh,means nine.
Willy - nice combination of colours.Willy runs the Shinko 804/805 combo. He's really pleased with their performance off-road here in the Florida sand though he did get stuck once by getting too slow in some deep, dry sand but that was him, not the tires. He had to dismount and push/walk her out to the side to get going again.
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Thanks DT. The red bling was the previous owner's contribution and I try to keep it going within reason. I have no idea what he spent on everything but it's all top drawer stuff, much of it from the EU. I suspect it's nearly $2.5k back-of-the-envelope. I do get a lot of compliments on the bike.Willy - nice combination of colours.
It looks like your AT is ready for battle.
Definitely! The TKC-80 front will outlast the E07+ rear by quite a bit. I like the TKC-80 front for grip and braking ability in the gravel while at the same time it seems to handle hard cornering on the tarmac very well - all while lasting a long time. I'm on my 2nd Mitas rear and 2nd TKC-80 front, I need a new rear but the front still has plenty left.I’ve currently got E09 rear + Scorpion Rally front, which has been great and longevity good for an off-road oriented combo. I’m thinking of E07+ plus TKC80 next. Fronts usually last longer, will the TKC80 front last as long as the E07+ rear?
I'm needing a new rear. I currently have a Mitas E07+ and I'm thinking that I'll probably just replace it with another one because it works great on the road and it works well on gravel and hard packed dirt and will handle softer stuff OK. It would probably suffer on slippery mud, but most tyres do. I have managed around 9,000 on my current E07+ and over half that was with the bike fully loaded up (I don't pack light for long trips).Looking for something with good road manners that will do decent on hard packed dirt and maybe loose gravel roads. I dont venture much more off road on this bike.
Which Shinko are you using? 804/805 I am guessing from the comments about the tread pattern. Mud performance isn't a strength. They clear mud well, but lack the lateral grip that an offset pattern can provide.i haven't read through this entire thread to see whats what, but i am super impressed with the Shinko's. Cheap as ****, great grip on the road and holy cow what a difference off road. Very confidence inspiring. I suspect they will not be excellent in thick mud given the parallel tread blocks, but otherwise.....very happy.
Hola Buick,i haven't read through this entire thread to see whats what, but i am super impressed with the Shinko's. Cheap as ****, great grip on the road and holy cow what a difference off road. Very confidence inspiring. I suspect they will not be excellent in thick mud given the parallel tread blocks, but otherwise.....very happy.