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Old 03-27-2011, 02:21 PM
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Anyone else notice that IRC tires have gone up in price to be near the top most expensive tire you can buy?

I used to be able to get the IRC's for cheap, everyone had them, and they were always on sale. Cheapest price I can find now on a VE33 rear 110/100 18 is $68.00 plus shipping. Heck the Dunlop rear 756's are on sale for $54.00.

I did notice that IRC was affected by the earthquake in Japan, but the prices have been high before that.

I always thought of IRC as a "second line" type brand, mabye a little better than Cheng Shin..... They always worked well and stood up, and I always liked the VE35 fronts and/or the IX05H for hardpacked.


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Old 03-27-2011, 05:25 PM
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I went to get a new rear tire yesterday, my Maxis is almost toast. Anyway, I was at the shop, they had a Geomax 51 for $108.00 The IRC was $88.00 The guy tells me that the IRC was an cheaper brand tire! Could have fooled me!

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Old 03-27-2011, 06:54 PM
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Have you tried rocky mtn atv ?i bought a few tires from them the past 2 years trials tire and knobbys sometimes awesome closeouts or sales + free shipping over 100$
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Old 03-27-2011, 07:40 PM
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Expect to see a 10-18% increase in the price of tires this year.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:44 PM
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Jeeez, I guess I'll have to make them last. The last tire I bought was from a guy on ebay, new Michelin S12 for $54.

These bike tires are getting more expensive than car tires. I generally wear them down pretty well but I don't take the time to flip them. They go on once and come off once.
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Old 03-27-2011, 10:52 PM
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I have been using a Maxis IT......hmmmm I use it for everything, once it's on....it's staying on....like wrestling a.......never mind!
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i really like the dunlop geomax tires not sure if you can get them in a 18 but i had them on my cr250 and was very impressed by them they go great in the mud when my tires wear down on my 300ec that what ill try to get for it
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I save a fortune running a trials tire for trail riding and racing if conditions are right (or wrong). I can keep one for over a season, wear does not matter much, the compound getting harder over time seems to have more effect. I used to trash a good knobby in a couple rides here, now I can keep the same knobby all year if I just useit in truely soft terrain. What I saved in tires I spent on spare wheels for easy swaps.

Up 10 - 18% ? I can imagine what truck and sportbike tires will be this year. It will make the off road tire costs for the year seem cheap.
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Geomax is what i took off the 98 bro so i know they make them.
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Old 03-28-2011, 09:13 AM
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If I rode only in the woods I would try the trials tires. I ride on everything, pavement included. I also jump my bike on MX tracks, both hard packed and sandy, wet loamy tracks also.


I have tried hard packed tires (Michelin HP4's) only to learn that they work about the same as any other knobby anyway.

Along with the VE33, I was looking at the M5B as well.

I think it is true what they say about our sport whether you ride street, dirt, trials, enduro, circle track, stunt, etc. Anything with two wheels and a motor. The prices of bikes, parts, maintenance, track fees, entry fees, gas, oil, and gear make the sport very expensive. Expensive to where it takes a significant amount of money out of your paycheck every two weeks. Us older guys with the money coming in are the ones supporting this industry.

When I was a kid, my first bike was a 1983 Yamaha pw80k. $600 brand new and I mowed lawns to get it. I didn't have a jersey or moto boots. We went to Walmart and got a Bell open face helmet with the 3 snap visor. I wore hiking boots and jeans with a sweatshirt. Yamalube 2S was cheap and so were the 12" and 14" tires, and the 420 chain and sprockets.

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