These tires hookup great! I run them at about 10psi in the slow technical stuff and they really stick. I don't do any high speed open desert riding so I can't speak to their stability in those conditions. They seem to last as well.
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My tire of choice has never done me wrong. Performes great in the deserts of So Cal
This tire performs well in a variety of conditions. Very durable long lasting tread.
I'm confused at all the good reviews here. This is one of the worst front tires I've ever had. I've tried to use it for desert racing, and I just could not stand it. It has very little side-to-side /cornering traction, and after a while the side knobs start to chunk off. It will wash out on you whether you're turning hard or upright.
The tread pattern doesn't make sense for anything besides a straight line. Don't trust a front tire that looks anything like a paddle tire.
This is a very versatile tire and hooks up on changing terrain. I run cross country, occasional motocross, trail rides and Hatfield McCoy trails in WV. This tire handles all the changing terrain great. I go with the desert model, because of the thicker sides to help avoid flats.
If you're tired of burning through motocross tires and want a tougher tire but hate lousy crossovers...get this!! I ride it on street and dirt, excellent performance on both.
I run maxxis tires on my YZ450, they hook up great and are durable even through the rough desert terrain
I run this Maxxis desert-IT front tire with a matching maxxis desert-IT rear tire in the deserts of New Mexico .
Its a great combination if your looking for a good all around tire .
Having such a thick sidewall it allows me to run lower psi and get maximum traction . The Maxxis Desert-IT set last longer then any other set I've bought in the past .
it hooks up well . There different tires on the market that hook up better but don't last nearly as long .
One thing to keep in mind when installing these tires .
They are directional tires .
I use this tire in combination with the Tubliss system. I typically run about 10psi in the tire. I generally ride rocky, ledgy conditions with some loose soil. This tire works well in sand too. The only thing it does not work well in is deep slippery mud. I get about 75 hours of life from this tire.