The MXA wrecking crew was pleased when we mounted the STI Tech 2 MXC. It is an intermediate tire by design but has a more pliable bead and sidewall than a DunlopMX51, which made the tire much easier to install.
Every MXA test rider was impressed with the straight-line traction of the STI rubber. From soft to hard terrain, the STI hooked up great when accelerating.
Given the low price, we thought the STI Tech 2 MXC would either wear out on the first ride or last a lifetime. Lo and behold, we were wrong. The tread wore evenly and lasted much longer than expected. In our experience, the STI rear lasts longer than a Dunlop MX51.