XT225 tires

There's a tire survey currently on XT225.com.  Here's my post.

  •    Type of riding you do (on/off road mix)

60%/40% (on/off road)

  • Tire size

Front: 90/90-21
Rear: 120/80-18

  • Tire make/model

Metzeler Sahara 3

  • Price w/date

Total would be $241.90 (plus tax, S&H) if ordered 12/3/08

  • Where purchased (include link if available)

Southwest Moto Tires

  • How many miles you've used the tires

~800 miles

  • Indicate front and/or rear


  • Wet, dry, mud performance as applicable

Dry pavement: Excellent. 
Wet pavement: Very good.
Dry dirt: Excellent.
Mud: Very good. 
Rocks: Very good.

  • Your comments, recommendations, observations and review.

These are my favorite tires for my kind of riding on the XT225. If I did 100% off roading, I would want something knobbier, like the Kenda Trakmaster, but the Saharas are perfect for dualsporting.  

  • Any other information you deem helpful



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3 Responses to XT225 tires

  1. Stephanie says:

    Metzelers make me so warm and fuzzy inside. They are so long wearing I sometimes think that they’re loyal as little dogs. Even the one that caught the three inch nail didn’t cause an accident like it should have- it just bucked about a bit. <3 <3 <3

  2. Linda says:

    Awesome. 🙂
    I really wish I had something like that up here right now. We’re getting close to where there will be enough snow and ice to make street riding impossible/highly dangerous, and it would be something to be able to check out the many intriguing dirt roads and trails around here. Not in the budget right now, though–I’d have to sell Beastie, and Beastie needs some (a) tidying up and (b) nobody buys cruisers in the winter.

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