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Tyres......again.
« on: May 13, 2020, 02:14:14 pm »
I am in the throws of finishing a build on a ktm 525 exc. Bikes is pretty much a small adventure bike. One of the last items to take ceare of are the tyres and have boiled it down to the following options.
* Mitas CO2, XPat talks highly about them.
* D606. Have these on my TE610 and I do like them on that bike.
*Tracktinator. Dont really know these and would'nt know which model to go for but have heard good things.
Taking into account that there will be some road work on them I would like to get some feedback from fellow bikers (damn, I'm being nice) on to possible recommendations using the 500cc bikes.  Note again, not enduro.

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Re: Tyres......again.
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2020, 02:16:32 pm »
Any of those choices will work.....
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Re: Tyres......again.
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 02:23:37 pm »
I am in the throws of finishing a build on a ktm 525 exc. Bikes is pretty much a small adventure bike. One of the last items to take ceare of are the tyres and have boiled it down to the following options.
* Mitas CO2, XPat talks highly about them.
* D606. Have these on my TE610 and I do like them on that bike.
*Tracktinator. Dont really know these and would'nt know which model to go for but have heard good things.
Taking into account that there will be some road work on them I would like to get some feedback from fellow bikers (damn, I'm being nice) on to possible recommendations using the 500cc bikes.  Note again, not enduro.

Thanks

@Noneking runs the motoz on his adv and he praises them. 

Think he has the motoz Desert on the back and adventure on the front?? can't remember
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Re: Tyres......again.
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 08:59:03 am »
I am in the throws of finishing a build on a ktm 525 exc. Bikes is pretty much a small adventure bike. One of the last items to take ceare of are the tyres and have boiled it down to the following options.
* Mitas CO2, XPat talks highly about them.
* D606. Have these on my TE610 and I do like them on that bike.
*Tracktinator. Dont really know these and would'nt know which model to go for but have heard good things.
Taking into account that there will be some road work on them I would like to get some feedback from fellow bikers (damn, I'm being nice) on to possible recommendations using the 500cc bikes.  Note again, not enduro.

Thanks

@Noneking runs the motoz on his adv and he praises them. 

Think he has the motoz Desert on the back and adventure on the front?? can't remember

On the smaller bikes I would still go for the D606.... cheap, great offroad and not bad on tar. The compound on the MotoZ is super hard and they are expensive! Biggest advantage of MotoZ in my opinion is superior mileage, great impact protection (against smileys) and they can be run safely at super low pressures.

But .... on a small bike I would rather spend money on Nutech Tubliss system and run D606 with that. Was very happy with the combo on my first 701. I know a lot of folks don't agree, but that's what worked for me
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Re: Tyres......again.
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2020, 09:12:53 am »
Im running D606's on my XR600R, 8000km now, front is good, rear will need replacement soon. XR is 153kg, roundabout the same weight as your 525.

Just to give you an idea
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Re: Tyres......again.
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2020, 10:02:34 am »
TK,  gooi n paar fotis van jou 525 asbl !!
 

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Re: Tyres......again.
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2020, 12:23:46 pm »
I had D606 on both the DR and TE. Excellent on and off road, including wet tar.

Yes, if you gas it continuously you might not see more than 2500 km on a rear.

They say the CO2 lasts longer, so it should be a harder compound.

I had a CO2 on the 500 for the Kaokoland trip, and not much left at the end of it, which was hardly 2k. It has a D606 on now.

Any tyre will wear when being abused on gravel, specifically hard gravel, which will be like sand paper on the tyre.

I would focus on affordability and performance in the terrain that you ride.

Puncture resistance on both was excellent with HD tubes.

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