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Is there a massive difference between the michelin x11 comp and other brands? There seems to be quite a price difference compared to the pirelli tyres. 

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No one uses Pirelli for a reason.  Utter rubbish but ok on a trail bike but not a trials bike  IRC & Michelin around the same price,Dunlop OK'ish... IRC for mud, X11 rocks.  X llights good all rounder.......

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Yeah mainly use the bike on rocks. X light seemed to wear very quickly when i had one previously. So probably best going for the X11 then?

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If you see any of the top Japanese riders on Youtube, you may notice that they are all on Dunlops. Seem to work for them. 

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Ive stopped using the xlite purely because of their wear rate and lack of value for money. I ended up using them at slightly higher pressure to avoid punctures and when i did i hardly noticed any difference in grip to the standard x11. I run x11s

2 hours ago, cascadeimp1 said:

If you see any of the top Japanese riders on Youtube, you may notice that they are all on Dunlops. Seem to work for them. 

 Fuji doesn't 😂

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For reference; the updated version of the Dunlop, the 803GP, is a good tire.  With that said it has a touch more rounded profile and slightly stiffer sidewall than the X11 so will work better about 1/4 to 1/2 psi lower (0.034 bar) than the X11 to get near same performance.  

I like the X11 and X-Lights over the Dunlop but for the price in the US its hard to compete with the Dunlop for the performance level you get.

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The 2017 Gasgas Contact 250, came with the Pirelli MT 43 tires, they are OK in the trails, but at the rate I wear out a tire, I did not want to wait 1 to 2 years to get a softer compound tire with better traction. Of note the new Gasgas Contact no longer uses the MT 43.

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