There was absolutely nothing wrong with AC10's, a fantastic tyre, unless you used it on mud, grass, rocks, tarmac, twigs, gravel and anything else you might encounter on your bike and in that case they were completely useless
Funny you should say that.... I bought an XR650 with a pair of AC10's fitted ,first time I'd used them ...... I crashed twice on the road just getting to the trails :redface:I made the mistake, due to the fact it was (is) road legal, and bought a set for my former XR650. Utter shite!
It's just marketing speak - it was almost universally hated, apart from by slow trail riders who only rode in the dry and liked the fact it lasted forever.
What’s the tread depth? The front certainly looks to have a better profile than the old oneMy set have arrived. Two tyres for the cost of one medium rear. I’m not moaning there.
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The rubber is sticky and very flexible to touch. Knobs aren’t crazy aggressive so deep mud/grass might be fun but they look to have a nice spacing. Definitely on the trail, training and mixed use end of the spectrum but Michelins new range is now making sense.
Carcass seems like the medium- flexible, which means good sharp edge/square hit absorption. A poke and prod test compared to a set of used mediums shows a very comparable feel. I’m already thinking these Trakkers will feel like a set of mediums that have done an easy event or two when new.
I’ll get them fitted and report back on how they ride.