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    Shinko 244 or 241 Front Tire? Your Preference?

    Hi guys. After much reading and looking, I prefer the look of the Shinko 244, but our beloved lizrdbrth said the 241 "sticks" to the road better due to softer material, so I like that too.

    Which tire do you like better and why?

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    What I like may not be what you like.
    I had a wore out stock when I bought my bike. It song so loud it hurt my ears. My need was a quieter tire. My riding is more dirt so after reading and asking I went with Shinko 244. But next time ?
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    I don't know yet. I too use the 244, and it's about at the end of it's life cycle. As Padilen say's, it was way better than stock. However, this winter I'm gonna buy a 241 and see how it works. After that I'll then have the answer for you! Either one will most likely work for you.
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    Thanks for the replies! I've decided to replace my stock front tire with the Shinko 244 4.6.

    Forum member Leben posted a picture of it in the "New Tire=New Ride" thread, page 2.

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    I'm trying to make this decision for spring.
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    Just to confuse things how about my rubber of choice, an IRC GP-1 Trials? mmgtd8JKP-weSXxOaAHMBuw.jpg Visual clone to the Shinko 244 I believe. Some criticize more flexible side knobs of the 244 vs. the 241. I have no complaints. New York state likely has a bit more loamy soils than I see. My terrain is a mix of sand, sandy cohesive soils, mud and rock. IRC has yet to scare me leaned over on paved corners, however I feel the Duro ATV tire in the rear would be my limiting factor on asphalt.
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    Trials tire all the way. Mine came with the golden boy and I hated.
    My choice would be the Pirelli MT43.
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    both are great quality the 244 is a beefy monster and looks bitchin but it's heavy so thats where the 241 shines it is also great looking but super light and still grips like crazy

    For a showroom display I like the 244 for actual riding it's the 241 hands down it's not even close
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    I love the 244 off road, on road not so much. Going to try the 241 next.
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