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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-20-2015, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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Someone tried this tire on his Hammer ? My original E3 need to be replaced and I can have one at a very good price. Thanks !

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No experience with that tyre, but just make sure when fitted the tyre has a nice profile. So NOT like the crap Dunlops that are flatish and then fall off to the sides.

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I have heard that the Night Dragons from Pirelli (240 on back) handle great on the Hammer due to the rounded profile of the rear tire.

I have the Night Dragons on my bike right now and they are sticky... but I haven't had them long enough to wear thru a set and give a full review. They are V/Z speed rated radials. The tread is much deeper than other tires of this type, so they should last pretty well.

http://www.americanmototire.com/cata...oducts_id=5858

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I am going to try an Avon Cobra on the front of my XC... I heard there are a fairly sticky tire.
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I have not tried it yet but I have read that the 260 metzler works very well and has a much more rounded surface.
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I'm using the Metz now .... It does have a rounder profile than the Dunny , which wears flat after some time......

However.....it doesn't appear to wear any longer than the Dunny ....

I've got just under 18,000 miles on the bike in 2 full riding seasons....and Im on my 5th rear tire.

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I hesitate between the Night Dragon and the Michelin... I know that there's nothing for the front tire with Michelin Commander but my front Dunlop is still pretty good. Just thinking to give it a try until I'll need two new tires

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I am going to try an Avon Cobra on the front of my XC... I heard there are a fairly sticky tire.
Kevinx said they stick like glue and wear like cotton candy.
I sure hope not my last tire was a Metzeler ME880 and it was worn out at 17 thousand

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Thanks VJ... If I can get around 20,000km out of a sticky front a tire I will be happy.
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I have not tried it yet but I have read that the 260 metzler works very well and has a much more rounded surface.
Yeah I read the same thing. 260 Metz works well. I'll be going Metz or Avon next at last information.

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