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New Tires! - October 30, 2010, 05:34 PM

Just got an Anakee 2 front and Avon Distanzia rear put on today, then did about 100 miles with the motorcycle club. My DRZ feels like a completely different bike now in that the rear actually sticks to the road haha

I was worried about the Anakee since its a touring tire and sounded like it would be too hard to grip well but I had no issues with it at all and the little tire hairs are still on it after 100 miles of pretty hard riding and braking.

I took them onto a forest service road for a little bit just for shiggles and they did surprisingly well offroad. Much less forgiving than my knobby set up earlier but the bike is still fun in gravel and packed dirt, I couldn't find any loose dirt or mud to see if those are still doable

This is a pretty pointless post, I'm just super excited haha


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October 30, 2010, 05:50 PM

I've got Distanzias front & rear on my DRZ-S at the moment. They do fine off road until you need as tire that can dig like only a knobby can. So far the BT-45's are the best I've found for the little DRZ-S rims in the way of a road tire. All the street oriented dual sports tires I've tried aren't noticeably better off road.

However, the BT-45's don't last long if you constantly thrash them (and is there any other way to ride a DRZ?) That's why I gave the Distanzias a shot. They are holding up much better, they aren't nearly as sticky though.
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October 30, 2010, 07:36 PM

That's good to hear about the Distanzia holding up well, everyone I ride with is on sport bikes so durability is a big plus.

I'm amazed with the Anakee holding up so well though, I was on the border of pulling stoppies at times and the little hairs are still there for the most part. I guess the only tires I've ever really used on the road are softer knobbies but still


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October 30, 2010, 08:13 PM

Yup. I bought my bike with old tires. When I put on PPowers it was a huge improvement.


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