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May 10th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #11
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

At $42.00 that is all the excuse I need to drive an hour and a half up to Chaparral Motorsports. I can spend 2-3 hours easy walking through the store. Their tire dept. is larger than most entire dealerships. If anyone is ever in the So. Cal. area a trip to Chaparral is a must.

Let me know when you go, I live in PQ and I'll tag along. Gas is mucho expensive...

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Eric,

I would highly recommend the Maxxis Motocross IT tire to you. I have about five rides on my tire without any chunking or other problems. You are probably riding similar terrain to what we have over here in Phx and for the cost you can't beat these Maxxis tires. As Kraig mentioned, the tire hooks up well in the rocks and gnarly stuff (Desert), I will vouch for the Motocross tire in the rocks also, and the (Motocross) tire is a pretty good sand tire as Morgan mentioned. The compound wears well and I am swapping the tire direction now after my third ride weekend... the second weekend ride on the tire being three days over about 150miles during the Phx group ride you missed in February. Hope this helps. Take care.

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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

What about Tera-flex?

It comes in 150/90-18





I have heard great things about these tires but they are very hard to get here in Canada.
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May 10th, 2006, 07:20 PM   #14
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

Is that the 07 FC model , along with the latest force attire
in the background ?

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May 10th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #15
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

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What about Tera-flex?

It comes in 150/90-18





I have heard great things about these tires but they are very hard to get here in Canada.
That would probably be the rear tire to have on a 600-650. I would hate to be behind one in any type of terrain.
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May 10th, 2006, 08:28 PM   #16
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

I put one on for our Nov. desert ride @ Jawbone. It does hook up good in the sand, but it's a very heavy tire & hard to mount. I pinched the tube mounting it. Just took it off, don't think I'll use another. They're very stiff also, which can be good or bad. It was flat on our first ride the other day & it didn't even come off the bead, couldn't run much air because of the stiffness. Think I'll stick to the M5B for the desert.
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

Originally Posted by kelsow
What about Tera-flex?

It comes in 150/90-18





I have heard great things about these tires but they are very hard to get here in Canada.
Terror Flex. I don't care how much power or how how many cc's my bike is, I am not going to use an 18 pound tire. Of course it hooks up--it saps so much power that the wheel hardly turns. 18 pounds is a lot of unsprung weight when you consider most rear tires are in the 10-13 pound range.

The Maxxis IT is also a very heavy tire.
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July 19th, 2006, 05:02 AM   #18
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

I rode 120 miles in a combination of real rocky, sandy and hard packed with a layer of silt on top of it last Saturday with a Dunlop 952 120/90-18.

This was on my 501. This is the best rear tire I have ever had. I saw how the other guys were sliding around, especially on the silt and I was just tracking or with a controlled slide with much more power on tap in my bike, so I was really pleased.

I don't think there is so many choices on the front tire sizes, but I would like some input:

Can someone recomend the best size for high dessert/ rocky conditions, thanks.

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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

Let me throw in my experience with the Michelin Baja tire, front and back. Really hard to get them on the rims by hand, expensive, not enough grip in hard packed sand, ok in the loose sand, ok in rocky conditions. Rode about 900 mls and the back tire is worn out.
For me it the tires were not worth the money, here in Holland I paid about $200,00 for the set..... hoping they would last....
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Re: MaxxCross Desert IT tires.

i have been trying all sorts of tires lately on my 550, been through 3 this month. i ride in crested butte colorado so we get a little bit of everything, rocks, roots, mud, and a fair amount of hardpack, not much sand though. have run a dunlop 952 and didn't think it lasted worth a piss, i think it was toast in less than 300 miles, the pirrelli mt 18 about the same, maxxis it didn't hold up to well either, bought a kings kt9661 dot tire for 38 bucks and it lasted longer than all the tires above. IRC ve33 seem to last pretty long, have a michelin m12 on now and am very happy with it. put over 300 miles on and still looks great, no chunking and very minimal wear, i may of found my tire, and 58 bucks delievered to my door.
FYI- dennis kirk will beat anyones price on tires by a buck. IE if the maxxis is 42$ at chapparal the will give it to you for 41$, ship it to your door, wont charge sales tax, and shipping and handling is free if you spend over 100$, and you save the money on gas. i have done this numerous times.
good luck and keep ridin
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