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MXA TEAM TESTED: PIRELLI EXTRA X TIRES

WHAT IS IT? Pirelli’s idea with the original Extra tire was to sacrifice a degree of pure performance in specific conditions to gain consistency of performance across the board and, most important, to build a durable tire. The Extra X is a newly updated version. WHAT’S IT COST? $105.95 to $132.95, depending on size. CONTACT? www.us.pirelli.com or your local dealer. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Pirelli’s Extra X tires. (1) Front tread. The Extra X front tire has a new trea…

MXA TEAM TESTED: BRIDGESTONE M403/M404 INTERMEDIATE TERRAIN TIRES

WHAT IS IT? The best set of Bridgestone motocross tires currently available…maybe the best set of intermediate tires of any brand. WHAT’S IT COST? $124.95 (110/90-19); $106.95 (80/100-21). CONTACT? www.bridgestone.com or your local dealer. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Bridgestone’s M403 front and M404 rear tires . (1) Sizes. The M403 front comes in an 80-width and a 90-width. Take our advice: unless you race on rock-hard dirt that is never watered and never ru…

MXA TEAM TESTED: DUNLOP GEOMAX MX71 HARDPACK FRONT TIRE

WHAT IS IT? The MX71 is Dunlop’s new hard terrain tire, and the final model in Dunlop’s new Geomax line (which includes the MX31, MX51 and MX71).         WHAT’S IT COST? $95.76 to $98.15 (mini sizes start at $45.00).         CONTACT? www.dunlopmotorcyle.com or your local dealer.          WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Dunlop’s Geomax MX71 front tire. (1) Target. The MX71 is designed to…

MXA TEAM TESTED: DUNLOP GEOMAX MX51 INTERMEDIATE TIRES:

WHAT IS IT? The tire that Dunlop designed to replace the D756. WHAT’S IT COST? $96.22 (110/90 front), $104.99 (100/90 rear), $109.57 (110/80 rear), $115.89 (120/80 rear). CONTACT? www.dunlopmotorcycle.com or your local dealer. WHAT’S IT DO? Dunlop took a chance on treading on thin ice with hardcore motocrossers. What did do to raise the ire of rank-and-file racers? They dropped the venerable Dunlop D756, 745 and 772 and replace them with the GeoMax MX51, MX71 and MX31. The last time a major company thre…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: RINALDI SUPERSIZE EXTREME TIRES: A Tire That Has Something Unique To Offer To The Right Buyer

MXA PRODUCT TEST: RINALDI SUPERSIZE EXTREME TIRES WHAT IS IT? As the name implies, a Rinaldi Supersize Extreme tire is bigger than the typical tire found on a 450 four-stroke. With extra air volume and taller sidewalls, the Rinaldi Extremes are very absorbent and provide a large contact patch. WHAT’S IT COST? $85.95 (rear), $59.95 (front). CONTACT? (909) 608-0082 or your local dealer. WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with Brazilian-made Rinaldi Supersize Extreme tires….

MXA PRODUCT TEST: MAXXIS SI RADIAL TIRES: Maxxis Tried To Achieve The Impossible; It’s No Surprise That It Needs More R&D

0MXA PRODUCT TEST: MAXXIS SI RADIAL TIRES WHAT IS IT? –The Maxxis Radial SI is the first publicly available motocross tire to utilize radial technology. Normal motocross tires have layered plies of chord in the rubber that are laid diagonally. These are called bias ply tires. Radials have parallel ply chords that extend from bead to bead at roughly 90 degrees to the direction of travel. Theoretically, radial construction provides a larger contact patch and a more absorbent feel. On the other hand, bias…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: SEDONA MX887 IT TIRES: Spend Less Bread For Tread; The Sedona MX887 IT Is Designed For Intermediate-To-Hard Terrain

MXA PRODUCT TEST: SEDONA MX887 IT TIRES WHAT IS IT? A new, Western Powersports exclusive, intermediate-to-hard terrain tire combination. WHAT’S IT COST? The price range is $42.95 to $76.95—www.wps-inc.com or (208) 376-8400. CONTACT? www.wps-inc.com or (208) 376-8400. WHAT’S IT DO? The Western Powersports (WPS) Sedona line began with ATV tires and, due to their success, WPS decided to expand into motorcycle tires. The Sedona MX887 IT is designed for intermediate-to-hard terrain, which i…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: PIRELLI EXTRA TIRES: Finally A Tire That Doesn’t Tire From The Braintrust At Pirelli

MXA PRODUCT TEST: PIRELLI EXTRA TIRES WHAT IS IT? It’s a new tire from Pirelli designed to be their bread-and-butter offroad tire. WHAT’S IT COST? $86.95 (front), $103.95 (110 rear), $90.95 (other). CONTACT? www.us.pirelli.com or your local dealer. WHAT’S IT DO? Pirelli’s line of off-road tires is straightforward and conveniently named for the terrain that each tire is designed to work best on. The line includes Soft, Mid-Soft, Mid-Hard and Hard. It may seem as if these tires wou…

MXA’s TIRE SHOOTOUT: In Search Of The Best Intermediate Rear Tire; We Evaluate Tires From Dunlop, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Maxxis And Michelin

MXA’S TIRE SHOOTOUT: IN SEARCH OF THE BEST INTERMEDIATE REAR TIRE    Choosing the best rear tire is an extremely important part of race strategy. On a bike with only two wheels (and only one of them is driven), the rear tire accounts for a huge percentage of rotating mass, unsprung weight, energy transfer, impact absorption and landfill overflow. While factory sponsored guys can select a new fresh tire for every moto, condition and soil type, the average racer has to choose the best all-around…

MXA PRODUCT TEST: Rinaldi RMX35 Rear Tire

MXA PRODUCT TEST: RINALDI RMX35 REAR TIRE WHAT IS IT? The latest in a long line of tires from Brazil. WHAT’S IT COST? $67 (rear), $54 (front)—(909) 608-0082. WHAT’S IT DO? We know that you’ve heard of Dunlop, Pirelli, Bridgestone, Maxxis, Kenda and Michelin. What about Rinaldi? Rinaldi is a Brazilian tire company that has been in the tire business since 1969. Now you might think that a Brazilian motocross tire is an oddity—not so. Goodyear, Continental, Pirelli, Metzeler, B…