Replaced “Maxxis MaxCross IS“ rear tire that came factory on our 2018 KTM 50 SX. Son has 3 rides on the Dunlop so far and loves the new tire. His confidence in braking and accelerating out of the corners has improved with this rear tire. Track was a mix of terrains from mud to packed dry dirt.
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One of the best tires I have ridden in the PNW
They hook up in alll conditions , put a 120 on the rear , opposed to a 110 , riding a 2013 CRF 250R. They wear welll, two rear tires to one front , very satisfied. I am sold on the Dunlop quality.
Ray , Northern CA.
Haven't found a better tire yet for the rail riding and harescrambles I do
How can you go wrong with a Dunlop tire?!?! Hooks up great, lasts longer than normal and a proven winner!!! Of course installing a tire with tire irons is a bear!!! So ease of installation will always get a low score.
I read the reviews on the tire when I bought it it was easy to put on but wore out very fast
I bought this to replace an older Dunlop Geomax, which I loved. The Dunlops have a profile that's more round at the transition from the running surface to the side knobs than the Michelins I'd used in the past. I'm not a setup geek by any means but there was a noticeable difference when I switched to the Dunlops; the bike felt more nimble and eager to lay over into the turns.
Mounting wasn't bad, a little stiffer than I remembered the previous set but I was also somewhat out of practice (and happy about that) so I probably made it harder on myself than necessary. I ran 10-12 psi in the rear and they gripped very well in the mud and wet rocks. I think Dunlops tend to wear a little faster than the Michelins, but I also think the Dunlops tend to provide more traction later in their lifespan compared to the Michelins. Full disclosure: My impressions of the Michelin tires were based on the M12 & S12 from a few years ago and I liked those tires a lot. I was going through a few sets of tires in a season at that time but marriage and a kid changed my priorities. I have not tried the current Starcross series.
Overall I'd recommend these tires. They're not the cheapest ones out there but I'm not wearing out tires very fast right now so I wasn't worried about a few extra bucks. When I get the chance to go riding I want my stuff to work well with no hassles. In Vermont we ride everything from hard packed clay to swampy muck to rocks and these tires provide great traction everywhere. I'm sure there are tires better suited to any one particular condition but these are a good choice for the rider who faces a variety of conditions.
Good tire for all around use on sand and mud.I noticed a definite improvement on my cornering hook up.wears very well on my kx 450.
I have this tire on my YZ125. I ride trail and track. Performs well in sand too. This tire has lasted longer than I expected and I ride on rocks sometimes. It's not too soft and not too hard. I would recommend this tire to someone who rides multiple types of terrains. I am looking to replace this tire with a new one and continue to use the same kind because go with what you know and what works for you I say.
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If the conditions are strictly soft deep sand or mud, you might consider a specialty tire like the New MX11.