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Old 02-17-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
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Question Tire talk

I know, i know, we beat this topic to death over and over again. But there are some new tires out there now I'm thinking of trying them out. I've always ran the bt016's and they've treated me good over the years. Decent for commuting and they don't let me down on the weekends. I'm getting about 5k on the rear and 15k on the front. With the new tire options out there now I'm thinking of making a switch. Looking to get AT LEAST the same life expectancy and stickiness out of them. Here are my options

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Sticking with the old & faithful 16's

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I would probably try something new, that way you have your own personal experience with the tire. Usually theres a majority that like different tires, but I think that the best way is to test them yourself and see what best finds you.

Im going to try the q2's next. especially for the price they are going for. Idk how youre getting such good mileage with your front. My front tire lasts the same amount as my rear tire..
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I would probably try something new, that way you have your own personal experience with the tire. Usually theres a majority that like different tires, but I think that the best way is to test them yourself and see what best finds you.

Im going to try the q2's next. especially for the price they are going for. Idk how youre getting such good mileage with your front. My front tire lasts the same amount as my rear tire..
It usually sees less pavement time than the rear
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:01 PM   #4
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S20, great traction, but fair to middling mileage, definitely less than 016's.
PR3's, much better mileage than 016's and just a hair less sticky than the 016's.
Imo the PR3's are some of the best tires available currently.
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I would probably try something new, that way you have your own personal experience with the tire. Usually theres a majority that like different tires, but I think that the best way is to test them yourself and see what best finds you.

Im going to try the q2's next. especially for the price they are going for. Idk how youre getting such good mileage with your front. My front tire lasts the same amount as my rear tire..
You are doing it wrong. Fronts always last longer
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You are doing it wrong. Fronts always last longer
Yeah ima get my forks done, something must be wrong with them. also try a higher psi.
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I've had the new Michelin Pilot Power 3 in stock for several weeks and have sold a total of 0. This is very suprising based on the popularity of the Michelin Pilot Power and 2CT. Tire technology always improves, this should be a better tire than the 2CT but there is no interest. What's up?
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Old 02-17-2013, 07:16 PM   #8
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I have the s 20s and are my fav tire so far exp for the price. I have a lot of confidence in tgem and warm up fast. I had q2s previously and tgey are great tires but not better than tge new s 20s in my opinion
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S20's are only 209 thats pretty cheap compared to others
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I like the BT003s F/R and the rear mileage is about 2/3 of a BT016 so far
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I like the BT003s F/R and the rear mileage is about 2/3 of a BT016 so far
I love these. Not the best mileage but fantastic grip and stable. Broke in a set today
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If you like the bt016's, you may want to consider 016 front/023 rear. Enough grip for street/upper L2 track pace and the rear will last about as long as the front. The pilot power 3's look pretty nice too though but I have not tried them yet.
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You are doing it wrong. Fronts always last longer
Landing the whoolies is a little rough on them
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I've run s20's and q2's. I prefer the q2's i also have super corsa on my new bike. Super sticky i knowthey wont last for
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I am running on BT016 Pros on my S1000RR, they provide more than enough grip for the kind of riding that we do on Sundays......
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I love my Dunlop q2s for the street and track.. I geet about 4500 miles and can use them for both track and street. Super grippy, and even ran a 46 on them at MSR...great tire in my opinion.
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S20, great traction, but fair to middling mileage, definitely less than 016's.
That's my experience as well
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If you are getting that much difference in F/R tire wear, you might as well keep the front nice and sticky. The new crop of supposed sport touring tires are getting to a point of rivaling sportbike tire grip in the dry, why offering better traction in wet and cold weather conditions, as well as better wear. Tires like PR3 and Roadtec Z8 are in this category. You might try 016/S20 front and one of these ST tires on the rear.
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s20 in my opinion running right now love them.
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So from what I've gathered so far, don't expect much life out of the S20's. Maybe I'll give the new pp3's a try.
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