Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Arlinew, Oct 24, 2012.
Anyone with good experience with Shinko tires?
never heard of them until now....looks to be a budget tire....doesn't mean it's bad, for that price....... try one and let us know!
The reviews I've read on some other boards follow the old saw "you get what you pay for."
Never used Shinko but I recently picked up a "budget tire" from my local dealer (Surdyke Yamaha/KTM) called Full Bore. After 2 rides at rocky places (St. Joe and Briggs offroad) it is holding up very well. No knobs chunking and very little signs of wear so far. I'm running the 120/90 19 on a yz450 so it is a good bike to test tire wear as it eats back tires all the time and I like to steer with the rear wheel. Paid $70 for it, I don't really consider $70 budget but the cheapest name brand tire around me at the dealers was $93 for a Dunlop. I usually order tires online because they are much cheaper but I was in a pinch and needed something right away. I'll keep you posted on the results.
[OldGuyRamble] In the '70s Full Bore had a large line of off road stuff in the States. They had rebadged Sidi boots. Trials tires that were pretty decent. Two stroke oil - worked well and a beautiful blue color With a few less beers between then and now I could rattle off a few more. [/OldGuyRamble]
Shinko connected with Yokohama... I bought a tire a while back but ended up passing it to a buddy so I never tried them. It was cheap and looked good.
A friend of mine has ran a few different Shinko tires on his Yam450. They seem alright but don't last as long as one of the main brand tires. It seems true that you get what you pay for when it comes to off road tires
UPdate on the Full Bore rear tire. I can say after much abuse this tire is wear very well, better than a S12 by far and on par with all the name brand. No chunking and nice even wear, the knobbies hold their edge well. This tire hooks up very well my only complaint is braking doesn't seem quite as good.
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