Mitas Trail +

jbuhl

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When I purchased my 2013 S10 used 12K miles ago it had a 60% worn set of Mitas (eo7 i think) on and I was surprised at how well they performed (road+dirt) as well as how long the last 40% lasted.
When It came time for new tires availability for that tire was sparse so I had to seek alternatives. Recent Metzelers rocked on the road and were marginal in the dirt and flat out sucked once the front got severely worn. I will say when new the Metzeler performed well on my trip from Boulder to Salt Lake across the Red Desert CO/WY on mostly gravel/dirt.

Had the Trail+ mounted Saturday and took a quick canyon run. Remarkably the front balanced out with no weight and the rear with just one tiny weight. I even ask the guy at counter about the front and he checked with the tech to make sure. Greasy of course and tacky feeling at low speeds. Ran them up Boulder Canyon tippy toeing in the turns. Then cut up the tight 4 miles canyon section and then as soon as I hit the gravel I KNOWED I had done good. Up and over Gold Hill and down into into Left Hand Canyon and asphalt. The dust n dirt scrubbed them up and bit and they were feeling much better cruising back into town on the lower section of that canyon. I Felt like SlingBlade "AAHHHMMMMHHH" :cool:. The day I have to live where there is NOT a canyon a short distance from my house will be a sad one :(.

So does anybody know if this tire has changed much recently? Looks purdy much the same as the old tire.

edit: This answers my question above:
 
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cyclemike4

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I just saw the Mitas enduro trail+ tires a few months ago. I noticed they were a lot cheaper than the Mitas E07+. They also had a listing of 60 off road and 40 on road compared to the Mitas E07+ that was listed as 50/50 tire. I had never seen that video by Chris Birch. If they are lighter and softer not sure they would get a lot of miles under a big heavy bike like the Tenere but the power of the KTM would definitely shred a tire fast if you were playing a lot. I am sure they would be a good tire on the right bike. I may try them on my DR next tire swap and see how I like them.
 

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I typically dont run much gear on mine and only a few multi day trips with bags. We will see how they hold up. If you note in the video he states the Dakar version is a harder compound so that might be the ticket for strait up touring with loads
 

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Well just went a checked and my tire says "Enduro Trail + EO7 + Dakar". So it appears I have the heavier harder compound version.

Dakar Review:
 
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holligl

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I believe Dakar versions of the Mitas family still have additional ply layers making them heavier and tougher. The E07s are harder than the E07+ and last longer. It seems backwards to me that the E07+ has a lower dirt rating. I will take the + version over the original in all conditions unless you prioritize high mileage (and lower cost/mile).

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Harder rubber = longer wear, possibly less grip/lower traction. Stiffer tire (Dakar), rougher ride, air down to smooth the ride.

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Does look like they have now changed compounds for Dakars.

Sounds like they still add ply layers: "virtually puncture proof thanks to its reinforced carcass". Not really buying puncture proof.


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