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I need new tires and can't find the info to purchase the correct tire for my conditions. My local dealer sells IRC but doesn't seem to have many in stock also I have heard good things about Maxxis. I have an XR250R and ride on trails only. They are loose dirt or leaf covered loose dirt. There are also some spots where I have ridden awhile and the ruts are still loose with 50/50 dirt and like 1'-2' size loose gravel. The terrain is mostly hill climbs and sloped hand cut trails. Help!

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I've NEVER in my life seen a tire that will outlast a Maxxiss, and I'm VERY hard on tires.

That said:

Have a question? Use our Search feature (top right) before asking. Our archives are huge and most likely it's already been discussed at length.

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I like the Maxxis. The terrain I ride in is so widely diverse, there is nothing that works well for most of it. I used to ride Dunlops, they were ok, but seemed a bit wishy washy. I tried the IRC's once, took those off after cutting the ride short because I thought they sucked so much. Put on a Maxxis IT back in May and have been riding on it ever sice. Im not sure that it will ever wear out, and I am pretty hard on tires. It also seems to hook up well in just about everything that I have thrown at it, including a lot of what you describe. :banghead:

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Have a question? Use our Search feature (top right) before asking. Our archives are huge and most likely it's already been discussed at length

Been there done that. Personally I don't like sifting through endless posts looking for info I usually don't find. Also if I do find it there is the time factor. I would rather put a question out there have it answered directly and retrievable on my time just a click away. Maybe there should be an area for new questions for those of you that don't like to see questions asked over and over.

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Put on a Maxxis IT back in May and have been riding on it ever sice. Im not sure that it will ever wear out, and I am pretty hard on tires. It also seems to hook up well in just about everything that I have thrown at it, including a lot of what you describe
have never used a better tire than the maxxis IT

Great I'll look at purchasing the Maxxcross IT

Thanks

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question for those who like the maxxis i/t. are you using the desert i/t or just the i/t?

i just tried an i/t(non desert type)for the first time and found it to chunk real bad. every center knob chunked off. anybody else have this experience.

i went back to an s-12. i get 100-150 more miles from them because they wear before they chunk.

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i went back to an s-12

I'm going to lower my PSI to 10 and try again tomorrow. If I don't like the Maxx Cross IT then I'm going to try the Michelin S-12

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Pretty open question. The worst tire I ever had was the Dunlop 739 front, but I'm sure not going to say "Dunlops Suck" just because of that. :banghead:

My experience is that the IRC VE33 is a very good back tire, the VE35 is an okay front, but I haven't liked any of their other tires. Same goes for Maxxis. Everyone seems to really like the IT, but you don't hear much good about their other tires. :banghead:

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I was talking to a guy at the track yesterday and he got a Maxxiss IT-RR and said it was awesome. Probably doesnt last quite as long as the regular IT, but he said it hooked up better than anything he has used.

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dennis kirk will beat rockymountain by $1. i don't care for dennis kirk much but i generally get my tires from there.

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I have one ride on a new set of maxcross ITs and its like riding a different bike compared to the stock dunlop 739s. rocks, loose dirt; mud, whatever, the bike stays planted 100% better than before. I would highly recommend them.

Check out motosport outlet online; their prices are as good as anyones; free shipping over 100, and I got my tires in 2 days!

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