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    Another tire question, but 'maybe' a little different...

    Ok, I know mostly everyone (including myself) here are not big fans of the stock front tire, but from what I see, most of you prefer the trials type front. Here is my conundrum, my bike is not on the road very much or for very long at a time. The conditions I mainly find myself riding in is mostly soft (sandy) or muddy (slick or deep clay-like) trails. Sure there are some rocks and roots and such, but mostly wet southeast muck or sand. I need a front with a little more grab in the soft stuff. I have been seriously considering the MT16 or something similar. If there are any opinions from anyone who ride similar conditions to me and don't care too much for on-road manners, I would be very appreciative of all feedback. Thanks again. Cheers.

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    I only ride offroad. I find the shinko 241 great in all conditions so far. The best thing about it is it tracks and steers smoothly where more aggressive treads can jerk your wheel around on sharp rocks and roots. It is popular with desert riders and I love it for the snow. It is ok in mud in my limited experiences with it. The treads clear them selves well if you don't ride too slowly. There may be better tires for some conditions but the 241 is a great all around multi use tire. I had the 244 before and the 241 soft rubber knobs really grab like nothing else.
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    I purchased a irc m5b evo 140/80-18 for my front tire (massive enduro lugs) , since installed it has rained here 4 out of 5 days and the ground is certainly rotten. This thing bites very well and puts a lot of rubber on the ground at any given time. I very seldom ride on road and I am very happy with the tires manners so far.
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    The MT16 and the 241 are very similar, most riders could not tell the difference. The Kenda K760 is a much more aggressive dirt tire, as is the Dunlop 606. Some research is needed to determine if they will fit the front, I don't remember.

    I've had the 241 for 10,000 miles now and it's perfect for my riding, but I need to ride the pavement at 60 to get where I can ride in the dirt. I don't do much sand and NEVER mud! Yuck!
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    606 fits, the wheelie king rocks it.
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    Thanks all and yes I know it's a strange mix of riding terrain. In summer I have sand and hard pack and in winter, mud and clay. No snow, so it is either soggy, hard or sandy lol. Anyhow, I appreciate the feedback. I think I am going to go with a MT21 (140/80-18) and a Shinko 241 and see what works best for me for varying conditions. Thanks again all.
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    FWIW - Most people who ran MT21's in my area moved to AT81's (on KTM's and Husqy's). I have MT21's on my spare 701 rims.
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    Sedona MX907HP Hard Terrain Tire im running this tire the last 6 months, snow, mud , rocks, gravel, packing lots of weight on tuff single tracks during hunting season, working great, no traction issues at all, i have ran the 244 and 241 on the same trails and conditions last couple years, threw them away,,,
    too many front tire crashes with them,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300stw View Post
    Sedona MX907HP Hard Terrain Tire im running this tire the last 6 months, snow, mud , rocks, gravel, packing lots of weight on tuff single tracks during hunting season, working great, no traction issues at all, i have ran the 244 and 241 on the same trails and conditions last couple years, threw them away,,,
    too many front tire crashes with them,,,,
    If you're not running a 241 or 244 at low PSI and not riding fast enough for the tire to clear it's treads of mud then I can see how these tires might disappoint. I ride winter forest single track in Atlantic Canada and the 241 has been like a mountain goat. The 244 is a hard rubber that is not well suited for colder climates although some disagree with me.

    The large gaps in the side knobs on the Sedona mx907hp appear not so ideal when leaned over. I would also be concerned about hooking them on roots or rock edges.
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    These both (241 or 244) have turned into "entiments chocolate donuts" in so-so mud more times than I can count, (not that I dislike donuts)!

    However they both have their place in many conditions.. So two sets of wheels is the path I chose.
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