This is a great year for tire aficionados, as both Dunlop and Bridgestone have released new breeds of tires to replace their already tried-and-true rubber. Coincidentally, both companies’
engineers seem to have gone down the same development road on
their way to making their new tires. The two tires look amazingly
The MXA wrecking crew took the two tire giants’ best
intermediate-terrain race tires and put them in a head-to-head
shootout. We put the Dunlop Geomax MX32 and Bridgestone
Battlecross X30 through the test-rider wringer. We wore out a couple
sets of each tire as we spent over three months switching wheels,
changing air pressures and traveling from track to track in search of
not just the best intermediate front and rear tires but also the best
intermediate-terrain tire combination.
Here is a quick overview of our four test tires.