This tire is great in rocky and/or muddy conditions. Surprising level of traction and very predictable. It very rocky conditions on a 525 KTM, I lost more knobbies than I would normally expect. Otherwise, great tire! I will purchase again.
Okay guys here we go.. Interm riding skills - Sag set -
I ride an 05 Yamaha WR450F and I have been struggling to get this bike to hook up. I have tried the stock Dunlop (bad) went to the Bridgestone M604 Not great And now up one size to MT16 120/100 18 – I can tell you I think it may be too much traction!! This tire is INSANE - I am in North East with roots rocks Hard pack and gravel this year LOTS OF MUD!! I went up a carved out rut so deep I couldn’t see the tire in rain mind you, and I don’t even remember it spinning!! The rest of the pack following me (ALL got stuck) they said my monster tire screwed them lol.. They were on KX450 XR400 with BRAND NEW geomax tires.. I don’t think I would put this on a small bike, but thumpers BUY THIS TIRE!!
The side bite holds the tire on the hillsides nice and when you drop the air pressure to 6, the contact patch is enormous. Perfect for technical trail riding and mud. The matching front is nothing special...but the rear rocks. The absolute BEST trail tire for trails in Hawaii. I asked around before I bought...they were dead on.