I've used Bridgestone 403/404 combos on my '00 YZ125 for years in intermediate terrain. A buddy suggested I try these MH3s so I gave them a shot. I have been really happy with the front end feel on hard pack, and even in lose top soil. The rear has an aggressive look to it, which I liked, and feels that way under acceleration and braking. Fire roads or single track these tires have provided confidence and great wear resistance. They do not wear like the iron-like Maxxis ITs, but the MH3s give far better performance.