Tips for Choosing the Best Dirt Bike tyres

March 24, 2023 3 min read

Tips for Choosing the Best Dirt Bike tyres

When it comes to motocross, choosing the right tyres is critical.Dirt Bike Tyres need to be able to handle rough terrain, sharp turns, and high speeds while offering maximum traction. Tyres are arguably the most critical element on your dirt bike. In this blog post, we'll provide some tips for choosing the best dirt bike tyres for your motocross bike in Australia.

Understand your Riding Style

Firsty, understand the type of riding you’ll be doing. There are lots of different off-road terrains that’ll change the type of tyre you’re chasing. For example, if you ride on hard-packed dirt, you will want a tire with a harder rubber compound. If you ride on loose soil, mud, or sand, you will want a tire with a softer compound and deeper tread.

Check the Size and Fit

This might be an obvious one, but it’s absolutely critical. Before purchasing new tyres, ensure you check the size and fit of your current tyres. Motocross tyres come in different sizes and profiles, depending on the bike and the rider's preference. It's important to make sure that you purchase tyres that are the same size as your current ones, or as recommended by your bike manufacturer.

Look for tyres with Good Traction

Motocross tyres need to provide excellent traction on a variety of surfaces, including dirt, mud, rocks, and sand. Look for tyres with a high-grip compound and a good tread pattern that can handle the type of terrain you'll be riding on. Tyres with deep, aggressive knobs can help provide better grip and handling on loose or soft terrain.

Consider the Tread Life

Off-road riders go through tyres quickly, so it's important to choose tyres with a good balance between performance and durability if you’re riding recreationally. If you’re racing, most racers will look for a high performance tyre over durability. Tyres with a softer compound may provide better grip, but may wear out faster.Off-road Tyres with a harder compound may last longer, but may not provide the same level of performance.

Check the Load and Speed Rating

AtAMA, all the tyres we sell have the appropriate speed and load rating for all off-road riding styles, however if you’re shopping elsewhere, every tire will have a load and speed rating, which indicates the maximum weight that the tire can carry and the maximum speed it can handle. It's important to choose tyres that have a load and speed rating that is appropriate for your bike and riding style. 

Choose a Reputable Brand

There are many brands of motocross tyres available, but not all of them are created equal. Choose a reputable brand that is known for producing high-quality tyres that can handle the rigors of motocross racing. Some of the top brands in Australia includeDunlop,Maxxis,Mitas, andPirelli.

Get Advice from a Professional

If you're unsure about which tyres to choose for your bike, give us a call or drop in-store. Our expert team are happy to provide recommendations based on your bike, riding style, and the conditions you typically ride in.

Choosing the right motocross tyres is essential for safe and successful racing. Know the type of riding you do, check the size and fit, look for tyres with good traction, consider the tread life, check the load and speed rating, choose a reputable brand, and seek advice from a professional if needed.

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