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 Testing out Motoz Extreme Hybrid w/ Mitas E-09 Dakar Front!

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PostSubject: Testing out Motoz Extreme Hybrid w/ Mitas E-09 Dakar Front!   Wed Oct 11, 2017 5:06 pm

Howdy from Idaho.  Just letting anyone interested know that I now have about 500 miles on a 120/80 Motoz Extreme Hybrid rear on a 90/90 Mitas E09 Dakar front.
My conclusion so far is that they are both fantastic.  For a nearly knobby tire, the Motoz does quite well on the street (its DOT) especially cornering.  I commute 30 minutes each way on pavement almost daily, then ride in the desert or mountains on the weekends.  The lugs on the Motoz are not wearing down hardly at all, and when I get in the loose stuff off-road I have more confidence than I've ever had.  This tire is like a 90/10 or 80/20 offroad/on road, but it's handling that role extremely well.  I run this with a tube, at about 22PSI until I get off road, then drop it down to about 15PSI.  The Mitas E09 front is a darn heavy duty tire with a higher load and pressure rating meant for bigger dual sport bikes.  It still looks new after 500 miles of mostly pavement.  I'm happy with it on and off road for the way I ride- it's not a motocross tire, but as a trail tire d/s tire it's great so far.  

Even though these tires are still 95% perfect, I'm getting a set of Shinko's to try out soon (I work with the distributor).  I will try out the Shinko's and compare them.  The Motoz/Mitas setup is my aggressive 80/20 DOT setup.  The Shinko's will also be an aggressive 90/10, 80/20 setup.  I'll report back when I have about 500 miles on them.






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PostSubject: Re: Testing out Motoz Extreme Hybrid w/ Mitas E-09 Dakar Front!   Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:18 pm

Awesome, can't get enough tire info! Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Testing out Motoz Extreme Hybrid w/ Mitas E-09 Dakar Front!   Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:14 pm

Can you post a picture of the tire on the bike?

I'm curious about the size, 120/80.

I was wanting the 120/100.
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PostSubject: Re: Testing out Motoz Extreme Hybrid w/ Mitas E-09 Dakar Front!   Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:18 pm

Jerry S wrote:
Can you post a picture of the tire on the bike?

I'm curious about the size, 120/80.

I was wanting the 120/100.

My apologies, Jerry- The tires came off after only 500 hundred miles- not long after I posted this thread.  NOT because I didn't like them, but because another manufacturer allowed me to test out his brand, and I received a free set + install on those.  I wasn't passing that up!  :)  I have the Motoz/Mitas setup to put back on after I wear down the set I'm on now.

Here's my thoughts for you though:  The Motoz is a wide-treaded tire and taller than stock.  The 120/80 was PLENTY wide/tall and heavy for a 250 thumper to turn.  For sure a wider print than the stock Trail Wings.  Also note that it has stiff sides, but a very soft top, if you run lower pressure off road it flattens/conforms/absorbs very well.  It ran soft and sure off road, and just a tiny bit "squishy" at times on pavement.  I believe this is because of the depth and spread of the lugs- like they would bend.  Since I do a fair amount of commuting, I might opt for the Mountain Hybrid over the Extreme Hybrid next time for a slightly closer tread pattern.  For 90% off road, the Extreme is a fantastic tire, and the 120/80 was the right size IMO.

When I've run down the test tires I have on now, I will put this set right back on and finish them out.
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PostSubject: Re: Testing out Motoz Extreme Hybrid w/ Mitas E-09 Dakar Front!   Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:37 pm

No worries, I know how it goes. I swap stuff around enough I have to write it down!

Awesome stuff, looking forward to hearing about how they work for you.

Jerry
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