Dirtbike Tyres NZ
The Gibson tyre attack has begun. This brand isn't just attacking the market but also the track with young, fresh thinking and new tyre technology. The Gibson tyre range is made up of four different tyres, currently with one front and three rears, but the range will quickly widen.
The front is the MX 1.1 which covers both sand and mud in soft to intermediate conditions, covering a wide range of applications by using their latest tyre technology. The three rears, the two called the MX 3.1 and MX 4.1 cover pretty much every terrain from intermediate to hard mud, and there’s also a dedicated sand tyre, the MX 5.1. I haven't had a chance to test the whole range but I have tried the front and MX 4.1 rear in a range of conditions.
The MX 1.1 front is a surprisingly good tyre considering it covers such a broad range of terrain and I genuinely expected it to fall short in some departments. In all honesty, it didn’t. It seems to have all the pros of a soft compound tyre and none of the cons of a harder compound tyre, so in essence it gives you the best of both worlds. You get premium tyre grip and more durability which has to work out cheaper in the long run.
The rear MX 4.1 is also impressive in the grip department, this tyre should be your choice 99% of the time in New Zealand, the tyre performed consistently well and also left me surprisingly impressed.
Tyre fitment was very easy as the Gibson boys very kindly sent out a set of wheels with the tyres already fitted which makes life easier. But as I’ve done a lot of tyre testing of late, I've got a good feel for tyre compounds and have a few tests of comparisons I like to know between the manufacturers when I actually fit the rubber. So I took the tyres off and refitted them before I went riding.
I like to get the feel for the carcass of the tyre and when taking a tyre on and off the rim and also the way it grabs the inner rim when putting pressure in the tube to blow out the tyre, you get an understanding or a better feel for it. It's a little be crazy but hey, that's me!
What many riders don’t grasp is that the tyre carcass is just as important as the knobbles on your tyre. People take so much time inspecting the knobs but it’s not just down to the height or shape of the blocks. The carcass plays a big part in tyre performance is it has to move and flex correctly to allow perfect grip but also not move too much so you don't feel you've got a flat tyre. It's important as the best carcass moulds to the ground and if it’s too hard it can cause a spinning feeling at the rear - especially on hard pack tracks. The carcass is also important on the front as the sidewalls of the tyre have to be right or you lose the front’s usual planted feeling and the tyre rolls again, especially on hard pack.
The Gibson tyres feel quite light in the hand – certainly not heavy like some budget brands which can really affect handling - and I found them easy to fit which is a plus as some tyres are a nightmare - mostly budget tyres, I find.
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Hi, my name is Mark Delautour, I am the proud importer of Dirt Bike Tyres to New Zealand.
Why is the price so good? I buy whole containers direct from the factory and I sell direct and i want you to try them.
My son and I race most weekends, we know these tyres are the real deal and this is why we can offer you a replacement if you are not happy.
M I Delautour Family Trust - Address is 109 Havelock Road, Ngaruawahia, Hamilton. Phone Dee 021 49 5155 or email email@example.com