Dunlop Trials tires! I bought (actually my wife gave it to me for our anniversary or Christmas) a D803 trial tire thinking it would be a good dual sport tire. I figured the shape and spacing of the lugs would make for good on road handling, while the soft flexible design would be great for off road. My intention was to buy the Pirelli MT43. I had read reviews that said it worked well and handled the wear of pavement riding and performed superbly on the trails. Well, someone (cycle gear employee) convinced my wife that the Dunlop was the way to go. I mounted it up (despite knowing that it may not work so well) and gave it a whirl. I put about 50 pavement miles on it and noticed the center lugs starting to tear a little bit. I knew its life was limited. This past weekend I did the annual Cal Poly Penguins High Mountain Dual Sport ride which is 130 miles +/- with about 50 miles of pavement and rest dirt. At the 80 mile mark (lunch) the tire was about done. 2/3 of the center lugs were gone, and the rest were tearing. At the end of the day, I think there are about 5 lugs left! I will say, the tire performed well all day long. Even with the center lugs gone, the tire still works great. I conclude that this tire is much too soft for dual sport riding! Now I am back to where I was in December...which rear tire do I get now?