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Old 04-15-2012, 10:48 PM   #21
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I'm also looking to get a set of R10's just to try them.. I used to use the Ntecs 211's GP's (FKING LOVED THEM!!!) and then got a set of 211's GPA's and this ones I really didn't like them at all!!!! They did the job but lets say its not what I'm looking for.
They were great if you're doing 1:50 (and up) at MSRH but dropping down to 43's is not a good felling. (thats just my opinion.)
There's people running GPA's all the way down to 1:36s with no issues. There are slight geometry adjustments to be made if switching from NTEC to GPA bc the front tire is taller, but they stick just as good, and I hear now they are even lasting close to as long and the UK NTEC does. At a 1:43, you definitely are not outriding them, its just a setup issue, give them another try

I have not ridden an R10, I have talked to several people that have and they say the grip and feel is comparable to an NTEC initially, but it fades fast and isn't so predictable and controllable as an NTEC is when it starts going. People that run NTECs don't ever wear out front tires, we always just change them bc we feel like it shouldn't have lasted that long. When I ran bridgestone before, I was getting 5 trackdays MAX out of a front, and 2 days max out of a rear, but that was 003 pros. There is always going to be a tire battle of brand loyalists, I used to love Bridgestone until I got on NTECS and it was a night and day difference. Dunlops do cost a bit more but you also have to consider how long they last so over the course of a season it is the better bang for your buck.
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:53 PM   #22
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When I see threads like this, I feel like who ever the OP was, just divided by zero.





Anyone else feel this way?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:04 PM   #23
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When I see threads like this, I feel like who ever the OP was, just divided by zero.





Anyone else feel this way?
Yep..

On another note, what oil is best?
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:09 PM   #24
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Yep..

On another note, what oil is best?
Better yet...what brand muffler bearings?

/ by Zero you say?


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Yep..

On another note, what oil is best?
son of a you just divided bt zero again didn t you 2c196a
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R10's ftw!!!!!
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If you have a sponsor and buy a new set of rubber every race or 2 the r-10 is great, if you want to ride say 5-10 trackdays depending on your speed stick with the Dunlop ( N-tec ) the gpa will also only last maybe 2-3 days depending on your speed.

the r-10 is very sticky for sure and does great for slower lvl 3 guys.
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Slow level 3 guys you say? Thats me! lol
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I know it's not listed as one of your options, but if you're looking to get longevity and decent grip then take a look at the Pirelli Diablo Superbike Pro Slicks.

At my pace the rear lasted 8 trackdays and probably had 1 left on it when I got a new set. They wear like iron and have good grip. When they do slip it's very predictable. The grip holds strong through the life of the tire until the very end. Due to its predictable feel the slip was easy to cope with even then.


It won't do for the ultra fast out there, but I ran 1:50 at MSRH and 1:58.5 at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with no concerns whatsoever about the tire grip. A friend that put me onto them runs a few seconds faster and has no issue with them either.

I eventually want to move to the NTECs or similar, but figured I might as well get the best bang for my buck at my pace. When my times drop to a point that the situation demands it I'll change.
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Because I love these p*ssing in the wind threads, I'm going to ask the question, just how fast are you?

The very sticky, top level DOT rubber like UK NTECS and R10s are great tires, but unless you are running CMRA expert pace (not "advanced" or "L3" track day pace), you probably don't need them.

More, unless you are an expert racer, people like Keith Code will probably say that they are holding back your riding because you will probably not be able to break them loose and slide them and use them right, the way the experts do. The thinking here goes that at a certain level, a novice's love of traction works against the rider's development. Keith Code thinks average rider should be on average rubber, so that they can get a feel for the limits of traction. That's how come experts go so freaking fast on the best rubber: they can push them to the limits of traction because they have already learned what that feels like.

If you think this is BS, just check out the pace that AJFlo, our local fast "novice" () and the high priest of the shagged tire, is running in the CRMA this year. I'm throwing this out there because I'm going to listen to Keith Code and AJ, and give this a shot to see if that can take my own mid-pack CMRA novice pace to the next level. And I'm going to be saving a bit of money on tires too!
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I'm running the Super Corsa's dot race tire. Good things to say here too.
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I tried running the Supercorsa at Barber last year and it liked to killed me 3 times in 2 sessions, I came in put an old worn out ntec on and finished the day with no issues.

Could have been bike set up I dont know.


The super corsa is great for the money and last.
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Looks like r6gal
So you've been looking at R6gal's eh!?
Were you riding behind her tryin to get a sniff are did you get a personal invite to check it out?
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Yea I've heard the same thing kib thanks for sharing. I'm gonna probably just grab some gp ntecs for now
since you have the money just buy the best tire out there, otherwise the new GP-A is a great tire. anyone who tells you otherwise who has not tested them extensively this year is full of chit! I get 5 sprints and a trackday out of a rear. We did 3 hours on a gp-a at ecr and that was by me, tim hunt, and hayden schultz!

Now quit making ridiculous threads and starting drama!
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