I needed to replace my rear tire since it was worn so I decided to purchase a dual sport rear tire. The Shinko 244 Dual Sport Tire. Since I ride on a wide variety of surfaces I felt that knobbies were not best suited to my needs. I ordered the 2.75×19 inch tire. I estimate that it is about 3/4 of an inch taller overall than the stock tire. To date I have found that the grip on pavement, gravel fire roads and dirt is great.

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  1. Hello Mark,

    Will this tire fit on the front rim as well?

    • Yes I am running them in the front and back. I’m using the Dorado Manitou forks if that matters.

  2. Mark
    Have u come across any other 19” tires that will fit the stock 19” rims to give the bike a Supermoto type feel/ ride? I know Luna sells their 17” Supermoto wheel kit, but I’d like to just switch out my stock 19” tires for something more sporty/ track like?
    Thnx
    Steve

    • Hey Steve I have not done research for SM tires to fit the 19ers. But check with Revzilla as that is where I buy my tires.

  3. Mark, any thoughts on using
    Gates Carbon Belt Drive with SuperMoto 17″ which I have now
    change rear tire to
    Shinko SR241 Series Dual 2.75 x 17 (moto wheel 2.15 x 17 rear)

    [along with using standard front CST 70/100 19]
    Goal is trail & fire roads – obviously not high performance.

    Know anyone who has tried this size SR241 rear tire?

    • Hi Brandon, I have no personal experience with the belt drive so I cannot speak first hand to its performance. I use Shinko 244s and have been extremely happy with their performance and wear pattern. It appears that the 241s are similar in pattern and blocking to the 244s. When I was on the private Facebook group several of the members there used the 241s and seemed happy with their choice. I’m running a custom 21″ 1.6 on the front and 19″ 1.6 on the rear. I do have the Super Moto wheels/tire set but never use them.

      • Luna Cycles Sur-Ron SuperMoto wheels
        Using Gates Carbon Belt Drive
        Front 70×90 -17 Rear 90×80 -17 [90mm = 3.5″]
        Rims are alloy DOT Front 17 x 160 Rear 17 2.15

        On paper it appears that either of these might work – clear the belt drive.
        Shinko SR-241 and SR-244 both in size 3.00 – 17

        I’ll post an update and photos later.

        Mark, no need for any reply at this point – just an update on my thinking/research so far.
        Newbie and a little slow at finding these specs. Why I missed seeing these numbers – a mystery.
        Probably months before I find a shop to change tires (or decide to try doing myself).
        I have the 19″ original CST Sur-Ron to use for the front.


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