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    Best tire for MX racing?

    Looking to upgrade the tires for MX racing. Currently we are running the RAZR originals and I love them. I'm thinking about going with the RAZR XM. We need something that hooks up good but still allows it to slide in the corners without bicycling.

    Dirt Bike Maxxis RAZR XM Motocross Rear Tire | MotoSport
    2008 KTM 450xc
    Thumper 540 kit with CP piston at 12.5 compression, 8/33 cam, High Flow water pump, SX seat, SX a-arms and Rath hubs rear, SX intake, 14/37 gearing, Hiper wheels, Gafer brake lines, dash delete. SX pipe
    2009 Can Am Renegade 800


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    The XCR isn't available in the 18" size that is ideal for MX. I have been running the DWT MX V4 rears and the MX V3 fronts lately and have been really happy with them. FYI the knobs on the red compound soft tires are like squeezing a gummy bear between your fingers. They grip on anything, but won't last you very long. I recommend the blue medium compound if you want to get some life out of them.
    Mine:
    2017 Husky FX 450
    2009 505 SX
    2008 525 XC-modded for mx (currently 450 cylinder)
    Dad's:
    2009 450 SX
    2008 540 XC

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    I have had a set of XCRs before. I thought they were a very good tire and would probably buy another set for general riding. They are definitely a bit smaller than say a Razr 20". I think ITP measures tire diameter at the tops of the knobs and some others measure at the surface of the carcass. Most of the MX tires from all brands that I've used seem to be sized pretty similarly. I still would pick something else for strictly MX use. The rubber compounds in the MX specific tires add another level of traction. I haven't run any of the the other ITP MX tires but I have used a few sets of MXR6s and they worked well. The will wear pretty quick on the hard pack though.

    KantTopMe, what type of tracks do you ride mostly?
    Mine:
    2017 Husky FX 450
    2009 505 SX
    2008 525 XC-modded for mx (currently 450 cylinder)
    Dad's:
    2009 450 SX
    2008 540 XC

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    Quote Originally Posted by quad97 View Post
    KantTopMe, what type of tracks do you ride mostly?
    It tends to be pretty hard pack, mostly clay.
    2008 KTM 450xc
    Thumper 540 kit with CP piston at 12.5 compression, 8/33 cam, High Flow water pump, SX seat, SX a-arms and Rath hubs rear, SX intake, 14/37 gearing, Hiper wheels, Gafer brake lines, dash delete. SX pipe
    2009 Can Am Renegade 800


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    Best tires for hard pack are ITP MX Pro Lite 2 tires. Trust me.

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    Goldspeed sx for the win..

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    ITP Hole shot MXR6 tires. Best tires to run for MX racing.
    2009 KTM450SX Racer

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    Maxxis Bighorn would also be a great tire for your MX Racing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slippery View Post
    Maxxis Bighorn would also be a great tire for your MX Racing.
    Would definitely get you through any mud holes haha.

    Not sure what happened to this thread. I remember there used to be some other comments up above.
    Mine:
    2017 Husky FX 450
    2009 505 SX
    2008 525 XC-modded for mx (currently 450 cylinder)
    Dad's:
    2009 450 SX
    2008 540 XC

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    Also curious how the xm and xc razers compare to the originals
    2009 450sx
    PEP ZPS pb-1s
    JB Pro a arms
    DirtFiendAZ motor
    -41.5mm carb
    -thumper tube/dual squirt AP nozzle
    -crankworks crank
    -stock compression cp piston
    -ktm water pump upgrade
    titanium fmf megabomb header
    custom headed matched fmf silencer
    fci intake with air box cut out
    Quad tech hood
    Walsh hiem tierods
    suede +1 jetrim seat
    all the orange bling/orange hoses
    Flexx Bars/AME 1.3 grips
    Ohlins stabilizer
    xc reservoir
    -the6mods-

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    The XM are very, very soft and gummy. They grip very well on the hard pack. He really liked the controllable slide to them. They are a very light tire and are only 2-ply. Do not try to use them in the woods. I put a hole in one just running it around the house before it ever even seen the track.
    2008 KTM 450xc
    Thumper 540 kit with CP piston at 12.5 compression, 8/33 cam, High Flow water pump, SX seat, SX a-arms and Rath hubs rear, SX intake, 14/37 gearing, Hiper wheels, Gafer brake lines, dash delete. SX pipe
    2009 Can Am Renegade 800



 

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