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Old 11-23-2011, 12:39 PM
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Default Info Needed - Trials Tire Comparison for Trials Bike

hi,
i am looking for any personal info, or links, for comparing trials tires on trials bikes and not necessary on enduro bikes.
i run pirelli trials on both front and rear of my ec300 and absolutely love them.
i have a gasgas '01 txt 280 trials bike that needs new rubber and i wanted to get some info before my purchase.
what it comes down to is that a quality like sidewall stiffness that is 'good' on an enduro bike does not mean that it is 'good' on a trials bike.
i think pirelli designed their trials tires for enduros and not trials, hence the much stiffer sidewall.
i know this isnt the best website for this info but i would appreciate any leads and info.
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:41 PM
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IMO a Michelin X-Lite is the best tire 'hands down' for a trials bike. Literally wraps itself around anything laying in the way.....They DO NOT work well on enduros bikes My .02 worth
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Old 11-23-2011, 12:44 PM
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I have the michelin on my txt, works very well. Dunlop also works well, nice and soft.
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Old 11-23-2011, 01:19 PM
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You can't go wrong with Michelin X-Lite. It's 500grams lighter than the existing X11. Nice soft side walls, grips very well.
I've only tried a Dunlop D803 on the rear once. It was OK but I much prefer the Michelin even the older X11 is a great tire.
I have a new Mitas ET-01 TL Trials. I'm thinking on trying on my EC300 next.
Cheap tire stiffer side walls OK for and enduro, it's just a little to wet and snowy right now.
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Old 11-23-2011, 08:26 PM
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the mich tires are the benchmark,and the x11 is a bit more reasonable than the lite.had good luck with the dunlops,although thy are known for the knobs ripping off.dunlops can be aired down more than the mich as their sidewalls a little stiffer(1-2 lbs lower).irc has a new trials tire out and its also quite soft,only ran it on my enduro soo far ,but would rate it better than the dunlop and as soft as the mich with better duarbility
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:34 AM
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This is written for enduro bikes but it does provide great info

http://www.dirtrider.com/features/14...son/index.html
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Old 11-24-2011, 07:40 PM
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I compete in trials and also have used trials tires on my enduro bikes. I use the Dunlops on my trials bike, mainly because they are cheaper than the Mich. I think they are fine for the average competitior.

I also have used Dunlops on my enduro bikes and they work well in the right conditions. Anything but lots of mud and fast grass tracks. I have also used the Pirellis on my enduro bikes and they last longer than the Dunlops and have a stiffer sidewall, so if you flat, you can still ride on them. They do not stick quite as well as the Dunlops.
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I have experimented with various knob removal patterns to improve trials tire traction in mud and loose rocks/soil. This pattern has worked best for me...

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I have experimented too. This didn't work so good in the mud.

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I have experimented with various knob removal patterns to improve trials tire traction in mud and loose rocks/soil. This pattern has worked best for me...

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O intact knob
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I've been waiting for this post, I figured eventually someone would cut knobs and experiment

how much different is it? Does it help with the tire loading up and skidding when you brake hard?
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