Your Favorite Front Tire?

9/26/2022 6:14pm Edited Date/Time 10/26/2022 8:56pm
It has been a couple years since there has been a front tire thread. I have been looking for front tires, and was wondering what you all like as your favorite front tire?
What kind of riding do you do and what type of dirt?
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Crush
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9/26/2022 6:27pm
A new one! Laughing
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TSW87Racing
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9/26/2022 6:28pm
I normally ride at my local sand track, so I use a Maxxcross SI M7311 MX, and I especially need it because even my supermini will bog in sand.
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TSW87Racing
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9/26/2022 6:32pm
If you are riding on hard packed dirt, I suggest Dunlop MX33's.
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quadmx301
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9/26/2022 6:38pm
Maxxis Desert IT. Maybe not the best choice for all terrain, but it’s adequate for most, and lasts a hell of a long time.
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9/26/2022 6:45pm
Pirelli's mid soft 32
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AS64
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9/26/2022 6:51pm Edited Date/Time 9/26/2022 6:53pm
Bridgestone M59
Works well in most conditions
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TSW87Racing
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9/26/2022 7:03pm
AS64 wrote:
Bridgestone M59
Works well in most conditions
I think so, haha
TSW87Racing
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9/26/2022 7:04pm
AS64 wrote:
Bridgestone M59
Works well in most conditions
I think so, haha
experience with that front tyre counts, I personally liked it
bvm111
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9/26/2022 7:14pm
M59 gets my vote as well!
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chump6784
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I've been running a pirelli mid soft on everything for the last 2 years and I've been very happy with it
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Moto520
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9/26/2022 7:22pm
Dunlop MX33. I had let the front tire wear a little too much because that’s what happens. I replaced it over the weekend and the ride with new tire was awesome. I put about 20 hours n the front tire and the new tire felt amazing
Hammer 663s
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9/26/2022 7:40pm
Another for the Pirelli mx32 mid soft. Superior traction and great feel at an angle. Really trust it unlike the Dunlop.
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9/26/2022 7:49pm
I tried the Dunlop MX53 based off of Pingree’s recommendation and It worked awesome for me. Compared to another popular tire the MX53 front was dramatically better. I paired it with the MX33 rear and this is now my go to combination.
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quadmx301 wrote:
Maxxis Desert IT. Maybe not the best choice for all terrain, but it’s adequate for most, and lasts a hell of a long time.
Super underrated tire IMO, use it mainly in Baja and Ocotillo Wells but hooks pretty damn great at Fox Raceway and Elsinore 🤘🏽with a mousse as well.
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wwdiii
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9/26/2022 8:04pm
I run Metzeler 360’s front and rear.
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Wiff3
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Bridgestone ED11

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Motodave15
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9/26/2022 8:54pm Edited Date/Time 9/26/2022 8:57pm
Bridgestone BattleCross x31s
Hard pack/ sandy
Idk if Perris mx is considered intermediate terrain or not lol
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9/26/2022 8:57pm
Another for the Pirelli mx32 mid soft. Superior traction and great feel at an angle. Really trust it unlike the Dunlop.
I've been running the Pirelli Mx32 Mid-soft rear tire and really like it. I liked the Mid-hard Mx32 too.
For the front, I did not like the Mx32 Mid-hard at all. I actually replaced it after a few rides (at Fox Raceway).
I'll try the Mid-soft next time.
I'm currently running the Dunlop Mx33 up front and it's OK. I don't have any complaints.
My favorite up front was the Bridgestone M203. I loved that tire. Unfortunately, they no longer make them.

The Pirelli Mx32's are very predictable, and I agree with Hammer, they have great traction and feel at every angle.
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LungButter
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quadmx301 wrote:
Maxxis Desert IT. Maybe not the best choice for all terrain, but it’s adequate for most, and lasts a hell of a long time.
I ran that tire for years everywhere I went except deep sand.

It gets the job done, knobs stay sharp and it has a consistent feel.

More recently I’ve been running Starcross 5 soft.

I just ordered a Tusk EMX35. Had a couple guys I trust tell me it’s pretty good. For $55 when premium fuel is running $4.94….I’m willing to give it a shot.
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9/27/2022 9:07am
Has anyone that's run the Starcross 5 soft front back to back with either the Pirelli MX32 soft or Bridgestone M59 have any input?
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peelout
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Tusk T35 front and rear are pretty damn good, especially for the price
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R VanKamp77
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9/27/2022 10:14am
I'm curious about this.. The Maxxis Maxxcross MX Soft (gasgas stock front), the Starcross 5 stoft, and the Pirelli Mid-Soft MX32 are all identical patterns. Has anyone used any of these to replace the others and noticed a difference? I think I don't like the Maxxis I have but it could also be suspension related as well.

Not a rear tire thread, but the Starcross 5 medium rear is incredible.
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SoCalMX70
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Dunlop MX3S still. Tried the 53, now I barely have an ACL left. Very unlikely it was the tire's fault, but it just left a bad taste. Up to that point it felt "ok".

I'm just so used to the 3S and 33, it would be a tough switch at this point. I'm old and don't like change, lol.
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Karlsrad
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9/27/2022 12:01pm
Starcross 6 soft so far has been awesome. I ride desert and tracks in SoCal and love it for both. Used the 5 in the past and didn’t like it as much.
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9/27/2022 12:09pm
Another vote for Pirelli 32 Mid Soft. Mostly ride the conditions for that tire and they’re great. The front gives plenty of warning on harder dirt too. Only downside is they don’t last long, especially on harder dirt, can trash them pretty quick.

Would like to give the new Starcross 6 a try… pricey tho.
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9/27/2022 1:39pm
Got the Pirelli 32 Mid Soft and like it a lot. Great grip and as others also mentioned really predictable. Only downside it doesn't last long. As long as you ride in soft dirt you are fine. As soon as you touch harder ground the side knobs break away.
My next try will be the Dunlop MX33 because a friend of mine is pretty satisfied with it. As a hobby rider: durability > max. performance.
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9/27/2022 1:54pm Edited Date/Time 9/27/2022 2:03pm
Pirelli mid soft 32.

Did run Dunlop mx33 "wrong way" and it worked better in soft sand. Right direction its just not as good as Pirelli.

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