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    95/5 Tire choice for NC

    In the same vein as Beemerphile's thread about 60/40 tires for the NC:

    Pirelli Scorpion Trail Dual Sport Rear Tire

    For those wanting just a LITTLE better off-road capability than the OEM Metzelers.

    Front: 120/70R-17
    Rear: 160/60ZR-17

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    They seem to have good reviews.i like them.

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    As I understand it, Pirelli designed them to ship mounted on the Ducati Monsters. They are a two compound tire designed to grip at low lean angles in the corners. I was really thinking about them as my next set but that is 5000 or 6000 miles down the road, literally down the road that is...

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    A 95/5 tire is prolly more appropriate for the balance of riding I'll do when I get my NC700X next month.
    Which really begs the question. Would I be better off on sumpin' like a Michelin PR3 if I'm going
    to spend so little time wandering down mild gravel or dirt roads every once in a blue moon?
    Maybe it's time for me to give up the fantasy of being Ewan or Charlie, even on a small scale.
    Youth is wasted on the young, dammick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba Satori View Post
    A 95/5 tire is prolly more appropriate for the balance of riding I'll do when I get my NC700X next month.
    Which really begs the question. Would I be better off on sumpin' like a Michelin PR3 if I'm going
    to spend so little time wandering down mild gravel or dirt roads every once in a blue moon?
    Maybe it's time for me to give up the fantasy of being Ewan or Charlie, even on a small scale.
    Youth is wasted on the young, dammick.
    I think the PR3's will be my next tire since I commute so much. I've probably ridden less than two hundred miles of gravel/dirt roads with a total of 7,200 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turbodieseli4i6 View Post
    I think the PR3's will be my next tire since I commute so much. I've probably ridden less than two hundred miles of gravel/dirt roads with a total of 7,200 miles.
    That's prolly what I'll end up doing if I don't start spending more time on dirt and gravel roads.

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    I'm waiting for a set of wheels on ebay to come for cheap, then I'll put a set of off road tires on them.

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    As a year round commuter (unless snow and ice on roads) this looks like a good option to help on those winter days and for good aqua planning on those rainy days.
    Any thoughts?
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    When tire time comes i am getting these.will be awhile but i have it bookedmarked

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    Hey guys. I'm looking at the Dunlop Trail Smart for my upcoming 90/10 adventures. Anybody got any feedback on this tire?

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