Best tire for Moto/Trails

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2/6/2018 6:52 AM

I am looking for a tire for my 2 stroke that I ride a lot on the track but also ride on mountain single track that is hard rocky and sandy. If you get a Mx 52 or whatever you may get 2 rides out of it before it is completely bald. Is there a tire that is still ok for the track but also wears well when riding on that type of trials? I was looking at the Maxxis IT desert because my buddy has it on his trail bike and it wears really well but he is not a huge fan of it on the track. I also looked at just the Maxxis IT but worried it will wear out too fast. Any other brands ppl would recommend?

I am willing to sacrifice some track performance to get something that holds up better. My theory is after 2 rides on the trails and the tire is at 25% tread a trail tire will be better for the track than the 25%.


2/6/2018 7:15 AM

When i rode woods i used the hard starcross tires. Never had a problem.


2/6/2018 7:29 AM

THanks for the suggestion ill look into those? Any chance you tried them on the track at all?


2/6/2018 8:06 AM

Yea they worked just fine. Not as good as mx3s. Tires are specific to the activity. You dont use mud tires to drift your car.


2/6/2018 8:26 AM

Thanks Yeah I figured that just wanted to make sure they were not like being on ice or something. Ill probably purchase those.


2/6/2018 4:28 PM


I use my 250 smoker in the same manner as you. I have been using this tire for over 10 years with great results.


Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

2/6/2018 10:16 PM

Shinko cheater tire!!! It’s tits.. my lil bro even likes it on the track!


2/7/2018 8:51 AM
Edited Date/Time: 2/7/2018 8:56 AM

I will have to look into those thanks guys

BOBPA How is the IRC tire tread wear


2/7/2018 10:40 AM

Dunlop MX3S for soft/intermediate and MX12 for sand/mud. Just changed out a MX3S after 20 hours, and did not rip off any knobs off of it, and I ride pretty darn hard. I am a Vet B/C rider for MX, GP, and I ride single track and 50" ORV trails for training. I suggest proper tire pressure for more longevity.


2/7/2018 10:46 AM

I had bad luck on my 450 on a mx52. About 4-5 rides on the track and 2 trail rides and the tire was shot.