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Offline SparkMark

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Tyres for Rally Racing ?
« on: June 16, 2020, 02:54:30 pm »
Hey all,

Can anyone provide some good feedback regarding tyres for Rally Racing (Kalahari Rally).

I used the michelin deserts with BIB mouses for 2019. They are super strong and last quite well, but are now somewhat pricey.

Was looking at the Bridgestone E50's.

I also noticed that quite a few guys weren't running deserts in this years dakar.

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Re: Tyres for Rally Racing ?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2020, 03:28:09 pm »
Not sure of the prices on E12-Rallystar, but a nice tyre.
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Re: Tyres for Rally Racing ?
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2020, 12:23:12 pm »
Sadly me thinks you pay for what you get. We are testing out some new tires in the desert and if any good ill let you know.

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Re: Tyres for Rally Racing ?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2020, 02:03:08 pm »
Motoz Tractionator RallyZ?
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Re: Tyres for Rally Racing ?
« Reply #4 on: June 30, 2020, 01:21:39 pm »
So have done some more research on this ... looks like Mitas E12 / E13 Rally Star might be a viable alternative.

Some guys are using MT21's as well.
 

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Re: Tyres for Rally Racing ?
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2020, 12:33:27 pm »
Pirelli MT21 is not really rally tires, its recreational tires with a catchy name.  Used up a rear in less that 1 Amageza stage.

My go-to for rally is Pirelli XC mid-hard tyres.  Expensive, but rears used to last about 2000 km in Amageza.  Never punctured a rear, had a cut in a front from a cut-off fence pole in Botswana once.

If you run mousses in front, you could run any MX tyre in combo with a rear XC mid-hard.