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R505.jpg?style=normal&maxwidth=200Is this maybe like a 216x gummy that i use now? Trying to get some feedback to see if anyone knows about this tire...I guess its fairly new?

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It's their intermediate/hard terrain tire. I don't know anything about the 504/505 set exactly, but I use the 524/525 soft/intermediate here in the rocks and roots and love them. They grip like a trials tire on the slick rock stuff yet still hook up great in mud and pea gravel. And the added bonus that they wear like iron and are cheap. If the 504/505 are as good on hard pan and desert terrain, it'll be hard to go wrong with them IMO.

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It's their intermediate/hard terrain tire. I don't know anything about the 504/505 set exactly, but I use the 524/525 soft/intermediate here in the rocks and roots and love them. They grip like a trials tire on the slick rock stuff yet still hook up great in mud and pea gravel. And the added bonus that they wear like iron and are cheap. If the 504/505 are as good on hard pan and desert terrain, it'll be hard to go wrong with them IMO.

Thanks for the response...Thinking of giving it a try...

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I just picked one up, hope it works good in the rocks!

It looks like a M-16 with very squishy knobs.

Pretty please do a follow up on this post. I really am curious about how it works. I just love the "gummy" tires for the terrain i ride using a drilled out bib mousse...

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Pretty please do a follow up on this post. I really am curious about how it works. I just love the "gummy" tires for the terrain i ride using a drilled out bib mousse...

 

We have plenty of snow on the ground now, but I hope to make a trip to (rocky) Arkansas in March.

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We have plenty of snow on the ground now, but I hope to make a trip to (rocky) Arkansas in March.

 

Stop by the Chadwick use area on your way to or from.. :)

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Reminds me of that other hybrid tire everyone was raving about last year.  Looks interesting, and affordable.

It looks good and the knobs look taller than an FIM tire...

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Stop by the Chadwick use area on your way to or from.. :)

 

It's been a few years since I rode at Chadwick, I hear they opened more single track on the north section is that true??

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It's been a few years since I rode at Chadwick, I hear they opened more single track on the north section is that true??

 

All the north (Strawberry Ridge) side of the Camp Ridge day use area is bikes only now. All the trails are healing and returning to single track, plus all the previously "illegal" trails on that side are now legal.

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I've been really impressed with the Shinko 520 18" rear that I've been using lately.  REALLY grippy on rocky stuff, and claws its way up just about anything.  For how gummy it is, it's wearing very favorably too.

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I ran a 505a I think. Same tire? Rear on my 525 dual sport. Great tire for the money. Dunlop 606 performance at 60% the cost.

Running a 520 now with Tubliss. Happy so far.

Rode a bike with the soft terrain in sand . Great.

Shinkos are now what maxxis was before everbody knew.

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Does anybody know how heavy this tire is?  This is the Hybrid R505 not to be mistaken for the 505 which is a different tire.  The tire weight is my only hesitation to run these hybrid tires.

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Does anybody know how heavy this tire is?  This is the Hybrid R505 not to be mistaken for the 505 which is a different tire.  The tire weight is my only hesitation to run these hybrid tires.

 

Unless you're racing MX what difference does a pound or so make?  If you're riding off road, if the tire works, use it.

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Unless you're racing MX what difference does a pound or so make? If you're riding off road, if the tire works, use it.

I'm on a CRF230F pushing 17-18 horsepower. 4-5 lbs on unsprung weight I can feel. Especially unsprung rotational mass. It's affects acceleration and handling.

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I can't find a 505 hybrid listed anywhere. Where are you guys finding these? If they are on par ( performance wise) with the MT16, then I would be interested in one.

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