12'' Tire Options

Discussion in 'Mini Racing' started by DylanShaver, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. DylanShaver

    DylanShaver Active Member

    Bike is a 2000 KX 80 with 12'' rims wrapped in 100/90 TT93's. Every local bike shop I call says the TT93's are on back order... Can someone inform me of other good tire options for 12'' rims? Need to get some tires ordered asap. I have seen them on amazon but you never really know what your getting. Kart track at VIR is the bikes sole purpose...
     
  2. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    sava have some but they require warmers. Michelin has the power pure scooter tires in 12" size that work well in damp conditions.
     
  3. DylanShaver

    DylanShaver Active Member

    Has anybody out here got any seat time with the 120/70 michelin options? Feedback on what they rode/handled like?
     
  4. sharky nrk

    sharky nrk Rubber Side Up

    I want to try the new Kenda Kwick 100/120 set. Supposed to be very close to the TT93 but half the price. Otherwise Mitas or PMT for ultimate sticky.
     
  5. Kurlon

    Kurlon Well-Known Member

    And I never used warmers when running Sava MC31s, they came into it VERY quickly if you had the pressures right.
     
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  6. DylanShaver

    DylanShaver Active Member

    what pressure are you running them at?
     
  7. DylanShaver

    DylanShaver Active Member

  8. uswjmc22

    uswjmc22 Obfusc8

    I'm running the MITAS 12" tires on both my minis and they are the best
    tire by a long way I have ever run. Got them from Gator Rimz. In cold weather
    run higher temps between 34 and 39 psi both front and rear. In warm temps I run
    25 - 29 psi. This would be cold PSI, I do not use warmers. Tires come in after 1 lap
    at decent pace.
     
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  9. flyingpig70

    flyingpig70 Well-Known Member

  10. RTD

    RTD Well-Known Member

    My kid uses PMT’s on his mini,
    Grip is incredible, no warmers used, they stick pretty well cold and warm up quickly
     
  11. D-Zum

    D-Zum One seriously boring guy

  12. kevinnolde

    kevinnolde kandjracingsolutions.com

    We have sold many tires to racers and still find the Mitas MC 35 to be the best all around tire for most 12 inch minis. They stick from cold, have excellent feel, they wear consistently through the whole tire (down to the belts with little change in lap time) they work well when the track is wet/dry they and are mid priced in the market.
     
  13. sharky nrk

    sharky nrk Rubber Side Up

    Man that seems like pretty high pressure. Is that normal for the Mitas? I run like 18 cold on tt93s
     
  14. Kurlon

    Kurlon Well-Known Member

    Mitas like point loading more than carcass flex. You go UP in pressure for rain/cold for example. Seems odd, but it works.
     
  15. hrc_nick_11

    hrc_nick_11 Well-Known Member

    I ran 18-20 on my Dunlop’s and run 23-28 on my Mitas they work great. I run medium rear and a soft front. The extra softs seem to wear out way to quickly, they just shred on my 150r but I’m north of 220 lbs also. The extra soft last a few days instead of a whole season and I don’t think they had more grip.
     
  16. Phl218

    Phl218 Lemme ask my wife


    I nearly highsided my stock powered grom out of t13 @ barber on them

    Get the mitas
     
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  17. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

    We still stock the BT-601's.
     
  18. sharky nrk

    sharky nrk Rubber Side Up

    ^^ what does a set run?
     
  19. stickboy274

    stickboy274 Stick-a-licious Tire Dude

  20. jimmyboost

    jimmyboost one buck a boom

    The 601's are the bomb-diggity for real!
     

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