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Goldentyre Fatty best front tire ever

Post by KDXRDave » 11:08 pm Apr 02 2017

I just installed a new 90/100-21TT Goldentyre Fatty front tire to ride in the Desert 100 Family Poker Run. This tire brings an incredible amount of stability and control on all types of terrain especially going over rocks, it completely changed the feel of my ride, increased my confidence and control - I felt like I was on a new bike. I paid $120 for the tire, heavy duty tube, strap and installation. The tire looks really good as it is oversized. I am running a Motoz Tractionator in the rear which provides superior traction.

GT216AA – "FATTY" FRONT
The GT216AA front tire line-up was developed and tested by the best racers in the world to provide maximum grip while maintaining excellent bump compliance and durability. The special V-shaped tread pattern and flexible construction provide unmatched traction in any terrain. Each size has specific characteristics to maximize performance in a specific type of conditions. Proven results in every round of the 2016 Red Bull Extreme Enduro Series by Jonny Walker, Graham Jarvis, Taddy Blazusiak, Alfredo Gomez, and many more.

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Post by SS109 » 08:58 pm Apr 10 2017

I have been really wanting to try this front tire. If only RMATV carried them.
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Post by 6 Riders » 10:57 pm Apr 10 2017

so, Dave, did you race, or just do the poker run?

SS109, what tires are you running in AZ?
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Post by SS109 » 11:40 pm Apr 10 2017

6 Riders wrote:so, Dave, did you race, or just do the poker run?

SS109, what tires are you running in AZ?
Currently running a Pirelli Scorpion MX Extra X in 80/100-21 up front. It's ok but not better than my go to Maxxis SI. Out back I have the Sedona MX907HP in 110/100-18. It is by far my favorite rear tire.
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Post by 6 Riders » 11:57 pm Apr 10 2017

I've really been digging the Washougal front tires...My favorite so far. I run either Washougal or Track Master rears. At the Dessert 100 the Washougal F/R set up was AMAZING! I couldn't believe the traction and stability. Back on the wet side, my only complaint would be wet clay based mud, but I haven't found a general purpose tire that runs well in that crap.
The nice think about the TM rear set up is it is a DOT 6 ply tire. Tough as nails, gets good traction in most conditions and it's cheap.
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Post by SS109 » 11:26 pm Apr 12 2017

BTW, I just picked up the Fatty front and a matching GT523KX rear. Can't wait to try them out!
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Post by KDXRDave » 11:20 pm Apr 25 2017

My 13 year old son and I raced in the family poker run on Saturday. We both finished without any problems and had a blast taking in the entire event. We helped pull a lot of bikes out of the mud (mainly brand new KTM's). The KDX was perfect for the course. I ran Maxima SuperM premix at 32:1 with ethonal free gas, FMF Desert pipe with my stock spark arrestor. The Goldentyre Fatty is holding up great, I have put about 200 miles on it and it is not showing any signs of wear.

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Post by dr48820 » 02:41 pm Aug 08 2017

So that's a 90/100 tire instead of the stock 80/100. 2 quick questions:

- Did you have to make any adjustments so that the larger tire would fit?

- I can see where the larger tire will feel more stable. However, I can imagine that in sand and soft soils it may not dig as deep, resulting in a less traction. Have you seen that at all?

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Post by SS109 » 06:56 pm Aug 08 2017

I have over 250 miles on my Fatty now. Still looks almost new! Wish I could say the same for the rear but it's actually wearing better than I expected.
dr48820 wrote:So that's a 90/100 tire instead of the stock 80/100. 2 quick questions:

- Did you have to make any adjustments so that the larger tire would fit?

- I can see where the larger tire will feel more stable. However, I can imagine that in sand and soft soils it may not dig as deep, resulting in a less traction. Have you seen that at all?
Yes, the Fatty is the 90/100. I made no adjustments to fit the tire and I'm running KX250f forks that have been slid up in the clamps about 1". I can occasionally get it to hit the fender on some serious G-outs but have not had any negatives due to it. The traction is better in every situation over any 80/100 tire I have ever used. Sand is absolutely awesome to ride with the Fatty including even the super deep soft stuff! It makes the bike feel like you had the forks revalved for an even plusher feel and it eats trail trash like its not even there. It makes rock gardens much easier to ride from the plushness and less deflection. The Fatty is now my go-to tire from here on out!
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Post by B737driver » 10:17 pm Aug 08 2017

Are you running a tube in the "fatty" up front? Seems they recommend a mousse insert. Wonder if there are issues if you choose to run a tube?
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Post by SS109 » 11:26 pm Aug 08 2017

I'm running Tubliss with mine at 11psi.
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Post by Lewellen » 10:44 am Oct 25 2017

KDXRDave wrote:I just installed a new 90/100-21TT Goldentyre Fatty front tire to ride in the Desert 100 Family Poker Run. This tire brings an incredible amount of stability and control on all types of terrain especially going over rocks, it completely changed the feel of my ride, increased my confidence and control - I felt like I was on a new bike. I paid $120 for the tire, heavy duty tube, strap and installation. The tire looks really good as it is oversized. I am running a Motoz Tractionator in the rear which provides superior traction.

GT216AA – "FATTY" FRONT
The GT216AA front tire line-up was developed and tested by the best racers in the world to provide maximum grip while maintaining excellent bump compliance and durability. The special V-shaped tread pattern and flexible construction provide unmatched traction in any terrain. Each size has specific characteristics to maximize performance in a specific type of conditions. Proven results in every round of the 2016 Red Bull Extreme Enduro Series by Jonny Walker, Graham Jarvis, Taddy Blazusiak, Alfredo Gomez, and many more.
Your high praise got me interested, not gonna lie. My tires are fine at the moment but I'll definitely keep that in mind.

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Post by Kdxfan4130 » 10:28 pm Jul 16 2019

I’ve found this front tire to be pretty decent. Your review is spot on.
You can get this tire for $78 shipped if your in the states the seller has deals in. $75 a fatty with $3 shipping. I bought two
It’s on another site with the initials TT.
I’ve ran the shinko 216mx which is a goldentyre fatty exact copy for $57 shipped thru chapmoto.
If this is not permitted please delete, I just wanted others to know about the deal offered.
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Post by treelimb » 09:36 am Jul 17 2019

based on your review, I will be getting one for my front and probably rear. The rocks where I ride are chewing my dunlops up. thanks

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Post by SS109 » 11:00 pm Jul 17 2019

I'm still running the Fatty up front on my KDX and my GasGas. Love this tire. That said, after learning my all time go to tire is also available in the 90/100 profile, I will be trying the Maxxis SI again in the fatty size. Probably end up back with the GT Fatty but I gotta know how the SI compares!

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Post by rungrandpa » 02:32 pm Jul 18 2019

I went to buy the Goldentyre Fatty, they were out, and I ended up with a Shinko 90/100 x 21 which works better than the 80/100 I had on there.
I have a Shinko 505 on the back which I like a lot.

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Post by Kdxfan4130 » 02:45 pm Jul 19 2019

The pirelli mxmh 90/100-21 was my go to tire until trying out the shinko then gt fattys. Maxxis desert it rear too since it’s all dry hardpack dirt & rocks here.
Good to know TT is ok here, some inmates on advrider its not

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Post by 6 Riders » 01:19 am Oct 04 2019

Oohh, tire talk.....
I absolutely love the Kenda Washougal. The front is my favorite tire and has handled superbly in everything I've ridden in. That last a good amount of time too. I've run these In 80/100 and 90/100 and actually like the 80/100 onthe kdx over the 90/100.
Side note, I've run pretty hard and fast on rock (3 finger size rollers) burms and love the way they handle them. Been pretty good in the Washington dessert as well.
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