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So what tires do you think will last the longest for average trail riding??
"trail riding" is pretty vague.
around here, I'd say 65-70% of the trails are rock and logging trails. Not many plain smooth forest trails. I'd say any tire made with hard rubber would last the longest. Heavy tires like the itp 589's.
tires like the Maxxis bighorns probably wear out sooner with their softer rubber compound- but they might grip better on hard surfaces.
My ITP Terracross have about 6500 miles on them . I'v never had a rim leak or a flat they get used on sand , rock , gravel and paved roads . Looking them over I should get a couple more seasons out of them . I will buy again .
2012 Blue 700 Grizzly FI EPS Assembled in the U.S.A. ( 5160 miles )
XT Warn 2500 c/w winch saver
3.5 Black Roxx Risers , Trail Tech X High Bars Blue , ODI Lock On Grips Black
ITP Black SS 212 Rims , 26 " Terracross Tires
Yamaha Glide Plate , Yamaha Hitch , Yamaha Extended Foot Pegs , Ricochet Black A Arm Guards , Gold Magnetic Plugs , UNI Filter , OGIO Honcho Front Bag , Rigid SR 10" Light Bar
SOLD 2008 500 Carb , 13,287 miles 821 hours , ( 4200 miles last year 2011 )
I had these Duro Excavator on my 350 4x4 Big Bear they seemed to wear very very slowly I must of put over 5000 miles on them. Never seen tire wear as slow as them. I had the 4ply but they also come is 6 ply.