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Ride 220 rear tire and Tusk Recon front

Post by SS109 » 11:21 pm Feb 19 2021

Just got new shoes for the KDX. Been planning on trying the Tusk Recon 90/100-21 front for a while now. I really like my current front, the Goldentyre GT216AA 90/100-21 "Fatty" tire, but I thought I should see if there is something that might be as good or better. Another big plus with the Recon is it's less than half the price ($44.99 vs $99.95) of the Goldentyre. https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/tire ... %AE-tire-p

For the rear I also wanted to try something new since IRC doesn't seem too interested in making 120 width VE33S for me. :roll: I was looking at various tires when I saw Kyle's video on the Dirt Bike Channel about this tire, it looked intriguing, so I just pulled the trigger and ordered one up. Size is a 120/100-18 and it's definitely a gummy tire! With shipping it was $71.99 directly from the company. Not a bad price, in my opinion, for a tire that is similar to the IRC VE33S and even more expensive gummy tires. https://www.220ride.com/



Ok, I haven't even mounted them yet as they just came in today. Might try to get them mounted tomorrow so I can get a little testing in on Sunday but who knows. Been working on an endurocross section for our club's annual race from 9am this morning until 6:20pm and still have to go back Sunday to work some more. I haven't ridden in two weeks due to all the race course prep. Ugh.

Anyway, I'll post impressions as soon as I get one! :mrgreen: I'll also be doing an initial impression and long term videos covering both tires in the future. For now, here's some pics.

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Re: Ride 220 rear tire and Tusk Recon front

Post by VTMTcowboy » 03:02 am Feb 20 2021

I have the Recon rear on my 200. I love it. I haven't ridden it in the mud, but in the dry rocky stuff in the Sierras of Northern CA it works exceptionally well. When I purchased the tire it was around $60, which is tough to beat. I've never ran a "Fatty" tire up front, but it is on my "to do" list. I currently have a Bridgestone Battlecross X30. Nothing fancy but solid in most conditions.
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Post by henrys » 08:12 am Feb 20 2021

I'm running tusk recon front and rear on my KTM and at less than $100 for the set it's really hard to beat.

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Post by GATOROC » 10:31 am Feb 21 2021

I just got my Tusk Recon mounted up front on my "'new" 200, but I haven't had an opportunity to ride here since it's been so damn cold/snowy. I watched Kyle's vid on the Ride 220 and might go with that one next for the rear. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on both tires!
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Re: Ride 220 rear tire and Tusk Recon front

Post by bufftester » 07:08 pm Feb 22 2021

The Ride220 tires are a hot ticket here in Washington (they're out of Spokane) and have heard a lot of good reviews, so look forward to hearing your experience (look slike they are out of stock on the gummy rears atm, prollay a good sign). I put an Artrax MX-Pro Front Tire 90/100-21 on last year, it's a "fatty" but not nearly as gummy as the Goldentyre. More of an intermediate terrain IME but does feel nicely planted in the woods.

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Re: Ride 220 rear tire and Tusk Recon front

Post by SS109 » 06:38 pm Mar 01 2021

My initial video review...

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