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Mitas Tires

Hello Friends,

Someone of you knows something about the Mitas Tires? That is made in Czec h Republic?

They're starting to sell it in Brazil, and I don't know if they're good.

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Mitas was producing the Trelleborg tires, I am not sure if they have non-Trelleborg designs too. They were being imported into the U.S. by Drew Smith at WER, but they have stopped carrying them.

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The new website address for WER is :::::::::: WORKS ENDURO RIDER ::::::::::

The URL in the previous post no longer works.
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Thanks Mike,

Here there's a company, Jarva Racing, that's importing.

We don't know if they're good, the kinds are E-07 and E-09 for dirt roads.



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I use mitas on my BMW R80gs and find them excellent I am using the mitas E08 which is a bit more road orientated but still a cross use tyre. It gives excellent grip on tarmac in the dry and the grip is good to very good in the wet. I have used them extensively in very low temperatures in Norway in early May, with no problems whatsoever, I have since used them on motorway and back road s two up with luggage in very very wet weather through UK, Germany and Denmark I find a bit more care needed when heavily laden in the wet but no drama. The tyres seem to perform very well on loose gravel tracks but I have not used them in mud yet. They appear to show little signs of wear and have covered about 10000kms and I think they will easily do the same again. The tyres have a nice round profile and give great feel in cornering with a smooth roll in as you lean over. I would rate them way above some well known branded makes I have tried. I believe the E07/E09 are more pure dirt orientated and are excellent but noisy and bumpy on the tarmac according to a guy I had spoken to. I think price wise the tyres are far cheaper than Metzler, Pirelli and continentals all of which I have tried and on my bike with my style of riding the Mitas seems the best of the bunch.
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I use mitas on my BMW R80gs and find them excellent I am using the mitas E08 which is a bit more road orientated but still a cross use tyre. It gives excellent grip on tarmac in the dry and the grip is good to very good in the wet. I have used them extensively in very low temperatures in Norway in early May, with no problems whatsoever, I have since used them on motorway and back road s two up with luggage in very very wet weather through UK, Germany and Denmark I find a bit more care needed when heavily laden in the wet but no drama. The tyres seem to perform very well on loose gravel tracks but I have not used them in mud yet. They appear to show little signs of wear and have covered about 10000kms and I think they will easily do the same again. The tyres have a nice round profile and give great feel in cornering with a smooth roll in as you lean over. I would rate them way above some well known branded makes I have tried. I believe the E07/E09 are more pure dirt orientated and are excellent but noisy and bumpy on the tarmac according to a guy I had spoken to. I think price wise the tyres are far cheaper than Metzler, Pirelli and continentals all of which I have tried and on my bike with my style of riding the Mitas seems the best of the bunch.
Very good Jake,

Here, they are more expensive then the Pirelli or anothers, Mitas are cheaper then Michelin, and Continental we don't have to buy.

I'll try to put one of the E-09 to my trip to Atacama Desert and Quebrada de Huamahuaca, at North of Argentina.

After all, as I have some information, I'll put here.

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I have been using Mitas E-07s on my F650GS for three years now, and getting really amazing milage. Fronts seem to never wear out.....well more than 25,000km and the backs I am getting about 15,000km. I'm also very happy with the wet weather performance, even though I have heard they are not so good on wet roads. I have many times ridden around friends on road bikes, with road tires on wet corners.

In New Zealand they are one of the cheapest tires too.

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Good to see it Nigel,

These tires are new in Brazil, then anybody knows if they are good.

I'm roading with Michelin Anakee now, and it's terrible on dirt roads.

Well, let's see how they are on trips...
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I have a Mitas E-something front on the outfit. 8000 miles and looks like new. A Bridgestone at this mileage would be squared off, scuffed and ready for the tip. I like 'em.

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That's amazing,I've just finished with a rear EO-7 and only got 5,000kms out of it and I ride quite sedately.I found the profile very flat as in the above photo and found it tended to handle strangely ( weaving ) when it went from upright to lean.Saying that,I've just ordered a pair of EO-9's as I've heard good things about them.Here's a thread that might interest you.
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I have a Mitas E-something front on the outfit. 8000 miles and looks like new. A Bridgestone at this mileage would be squared off, scuffed and ready for the tip. I like 'em.

Andy
OK Andy,
Thanks for information.

I've just decided to put one my my bike.
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That's amazing,I've just finished with a rear EO-7 and only got 5,000kms out of it and I ride quite sedately.I found the profile very flat as in the above photo and found it tended to handle strangely ( weaving ) when it went from upright to lean.Saying that,I've just ordered a pair of EO-9's as I've heard good things about them.Here's a thread that might interest you.
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Thanks Andrew,

As I saw all the information I decided to buy a pair for me.

In the end of the year I'll go to Atacama Desert, I'll get some pics during the trip to put in the site when I come back.

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Check out my posts in the tyre survey. I'm getting 30000km out of front and rear, except on the last one (too much highway riding). Unfortunately, not available in Thailand.
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Check out my posts in the tyre survey. I'm getting 30000km out of front and rear, except on the last one (too much highway riding). Unfortunately, not available in Thailand.
OK beddhist,
I'll look there.
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Scary tyres

I put Mitas tyres on me Elefant last week - an E07 on the back & wanted to put an E07 on the front to but the bike shop cocked up and fitted an E08 instead....I think it was what they had in stock as opposed to what I asked for.

I hassled them about this & they said they would call me when they have an E07 front in stock & swap it.

I went for a ride with some mates in the weekend - the tyres appeared to be working OK on the tarmac until I braked for a one lane bridge..the front E08 washed out with no warning and dropped me on the deck at 80kph. Ouch. Didn't get around to playing in the dirt on my way home as the bike & I were somewhat battered.

Very unimpressed with this tyre. I used to run Michelin Anakees which have the same sort of road/trail bias as the E08 and the Anakees never let go, were very predictable and last.

If you want a tyre with 80/20 road/trail bias go for the Anakees - the E08 is dangerous.

Am a bit worried about the E07 that is coming now - if their supposedly road orienated tyre does this then what suprises does a chunkier tyre have in store for me?
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