Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Fort Sask , Alberta, Canada
If longevity is a concern a knobby tire isn't what you want. For what you describe you may be best outfitted with another set of wheels with knobbies for that 5% of off road requirement.
I've run the Shinko 705 and it's an alright tire. For the same money though I prefer the Kenda 761 which will outlast the Shinko by quite a bit in my experience.
Use the Forum Search feature and you'll find similar threads about tires.
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