The new Mitas E07 Adventure tire (tyre)

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Hi there Mike, The shaking and squirming you feel is inherent to all chevron style treads. Some tires are worse than others. I was hoping that the new E07+ might have been upgraded enough to eliminate this issue. The E07 tire has become a viral topic on the internet. In the real world (at least out here in the West) none of us run those things.
 
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Out West and it worked fantastic? What was good about it? In these 9 pages of discussion, there are only a very few posts about the characteristics of this tire. Almost every post is about the mileage.

How do they handle in the corners?

Are they squirmy?

Do they drop into the corner?

Are they stable with trail braking?

Do mid corner direction changes cause the tire to do anything funny?

How much traction do you get in deep sand? As it wears, do the side knobs still provide enough traction in the dirt when changing directions?

How do they track in shallow ruts? Does the tire drop in and stay in the rut or climb out?

Can you keep the same pressure when going off road or do you drop the pressure for more compliance/traction?

How does the tire do in off camber situations? Does it slide down or grip and provide confidence?

How much wheel weight is used to balance tire?

Can you use just the rear brake to change direction?

On steep slippery downhills does the tire give confidence when using the "unified braking"? Or does just the rear brake work better?

In the rain how well does the tire grip when doing a panic stop?

In the rain how well does the bike track in a panic stop?

These are just a few questions I have. The real bummer is it's almost impossible to find out anything of value about these tires other than mileage. And that goes with almost any tire thread.

I found out real quick that not many people care about detailed reviews of tires. OTOH, at the first mention of "how many miles do they last", the threads go viral with pictures, and comments about tread life. I'm still old school and like to test out different treads and really test them out in situations I will not normally encounter.

The E07 is the trials tire of 15 years ago!! I remember seeing almost everyone (including myself) switching over to trials tires on our dirt bikes. It took just a few seasons to realize how crappy they performed in anything other than rocks. I imagine it will be the same thing with the E07.
 

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Hi there Mike, The shaking and squirming you feel is inherent to all chevron style treads. Some tires are worse than others. I was hoping that the new E07+ might have been upgraded enough to eliminate this issue. The E07 tire has become a viral topic on the internet. In the real world (at least out here in the West) none of us run those things.
Not so..........................
I ran this exact same combo and my S10 is perfectly stable at any speed I have ridden it.
I still have the front E07 Dakar on there, and I plan to run it until the rear tire wears out again.
I have never experienced any shaking or squirming with them.
I actually liked the rear E07-Plus a lot. Very stable in corners. Tons of grip for how I ride, even in the wet. At no point did I feel I could "out ride" these tires. I felt the tread life was acceptable too, at almost 6500-miles.
 

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Out West and it worked fantastic? What was good about it? In these 9 pages of discussion, there are only a very few posts about the characteristics of this tire. Almost every post is about the mileage.

How do they handle in the corners?

Are they squirmy?

Do they drop into the corner?

Are they stable with trail braking?

Do mid corner direction changes cause the tire to do anything funny?

How much traction do you get in deep sand? As it wears, do the side knobs still provide enough traction in the dirt when changing directions?

How do they track in shallow ruts? Does the tire drop in and stay in the rut or climb out?

Can you keep the same pressure when going off road or do you drop the pressure for more compliance/traction?

How does the tire do in off camber situations? Does it slide down or grip and provide confidence?

How much wheel weight is used to balance tire?

Can you use just the rear brake to change direction?

On steep slippery downhills does the tire give confidence when using the "unified braking"? Or does just the rear brake work better?

In the rain how well does the tire grip when doing a panic stop?

In the rain how well does the bike track in a panic stop?

These are just a few questions I have. The real bummer is it's almost impossible to find out anything of value about these tires other than mileage. And that goes with almost any tire thread.

I found out real quick that not many people care about detailed reviews of tires. OTOH, at the first mention of "how many miles do they last", the threads go viral with pictures, and comments about tread life. I'm still old school and like to test out different treads and really test them out in situations I will not normally encounter.

The E07 is the trials tire of 15 years ago!! I remember seeing almost everyone (including myself) switching over to trials tires on our dirt bikes. It took just a few seasons to realize how crappy they performed in anything other than rocks. I imagine it will be the same thing with the E07.
That’s a lot of questions. Best thing to do is run one and see if you like it. Relying on internet reviews to answer those questions is like fishing in the sewer ponds. You might catch a lunker and you might catch a turd. But you wouldn’t want to eat either one.

I’ve ridden with eemsreno and if he says it’s a good tire and works well- that tells me all I need to know.
 
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That’s a lot of questions. Best thing to do is run one and see if you like it. Relying on internet reviews to answer those questions is like fishing in the sewer ponds. You might catch a lunker and you might catch a turd. But you wouldn’t want to eat either one.

I’ve ridden with eemsreno and if he says it’s a good tire and works well- that tells me all I need to know.
That's a pretty fair assumption. I can still say with confidence that there is no tire that can beat a true "big block"knobby in the dirt. I do applaud the brave and skilled riders that are willing to run these for many trouble free miles.
 

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I'm all for a true knobby!
I know very well of there advantages!
But tires that will go 11,000 miles to Alaska and back have a big advantage while traveling. I'm not there to be fooling with tires.
This new E-07+ is way more knobby than the old 07 and if it can last for a long trip will be a great compromise.
 
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