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    Tire choices

    Greetings all, I'm new to the forum and just purchased a clean 2000 TW200 as a starter bike for my wife to use to get comfortable riding dirt roads and trails before she moves up to the bigger/taller BMW that I bought for her last fall. The bike has original tires so I'm looking to replace them with the best option for 70/30 dirt to street riding. The TW34 gets high marks for the rear. What are experienced owners recommending as a front tire for our intended use? Any advice would be much appreciated. Mark
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    The Shinko 241 is a popular choice.
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    Shinko 241. Best all around choice for dirt and pavement.
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    Welcome to the forum! I have the Shinko 241 too and it's great off road and on.
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    Shinko 241 fron tire size?

    Quote Originally Posted by GOF View Post
    The Shinko 241 is a popular choice.
    Could those of you running the Shinko 241s on the front please tell me what size? I'm assuming it's 4.00x18 (the widest available in 18"). Also, is the Bridgestone TW 34 (180/80-14) still a preferred choice for a mix of dirt and pavement riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark McClellen View Post
    Could those of you running the Shinko 241s on the front please tell me what size? I'm assuming it's 4.00x18 (the widest available in 18"). Also, is the Bridgestone TW 34 (180/80-14) still a preferred choice for a mix of dirt and pavement riding?

    Thanks,

    Mark
    Yes, the 4.00x18 241 is the size we all have. It actually measures out to be nearly identical to the stock size when mounted, so don't let the narrow sounding width worry you.

    There are very few choices that will fit the rear. The stock TW34 is a great mixed use tire, and pairing with the 241 makes a fantastic combo.
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    Ditto here for the Shinko 241 and loving it!
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