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Old 03-23-2015, 02:54 PM   #1
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Tire Choice

Anybody have an opinion on tire choice?..mostly commuting, with some occasional
fun...thinkin about q3 ..however cyclegear has a 220$ special for battleaxe 016,
1000rr I want a tire I can trust. .runnin pilot power 3 its okish
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:01 PM   #2
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Pilot power 2ct's
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:01 PM   #3
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I ran the 016 on my 955 and they performed well. Used them on the track my first two times as well.
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Old 03-23-2015, 03:02 PM   #4
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Pilot road 4. Great for commuting, long lasting, grip good!
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Pilot road 4. Great for commuting, long lasting, grip good!
Yep, perfect tire for what you're wanting to do. I've got a friend who has ran the 3 and now the road 4 for the entire 34k he's put on it. I also ran one on my old 636 and loved them.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:21 PM   #6
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Pilot road 4. Great for commuting, long lasting, grip good!
better yet,

checkout the Bridgestone T30's!

I was a pilot road rear, pilot power front guy for years until I tired these. Waaay better grip than pilot roads (in the dry), same lifespan, and look/feel great.

Bridgestone will also give you a $40 visa gift card if you buy a set before march ends... and it doesnt matter where you buy em
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:25 PM   #7
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1000rr I want a tire I can trust. .runnin pilot power 3 its okish
BTW, not to insult you... but what exactly are you doing that it's only OKAY-ISH? Running expert level speeds at the track? Because a pilot power 3 is one of the best tires you can buy, grip-wise. When I ride the track I need more grip than that, on the street, supersport tires are highly unnecessary. A supoer sport front and sport touring rear tire will wear at similar speeds and give great grip. Check my avatar and the bikes ive owned. I'm very familiar with liter bikes/eating tires/ etc.

Get T30's - trust me

Edit: I actually read the commuting part- for sure bro, go for T30's or a pilot road. they will last waaaaaay longer and give you everything you need performance wise
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Old 03-23-2015, 05:25 PM   #8
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I have the pilot road 3 and so far it's been great. Road 4 is supposed to be even better.

With that said, why do they only make tires that last 20k+ for cruisers?
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T30 REAR. S20 FRONT. great combo, good grip from the front. good life from the rear. great setup for 1k's.
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T30 REAR. S20 FRONT. great combo, good grip from the front. good life from the rear. great setup for 1k's.
This all day.

I have a PP2CT on my front now but Ive already ordered 2 more sets of T30/S20 combos, $80 back in my pocket. : )
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I like the Pirelli Angel GT's and am on my 3 set about to get another rear in a pretty soon.

I can get 7k out of a rear and about 10k on the front. Thats on a 600 so your not going to get that much life but still a great tire. They work awesome in all weather and are sticky enough for aggressive street riding.
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I just got the pilot power 3s and love them weird
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I've always ran 2cts on my R1's but have the q3s on my RC8 and I'm torn between going back to the 2cts or staying with the q3? It's tough to say I can't tell if the 2cts were more forgiving or the R1s were. The RC8 you can feel every little thing on the Q3s and I'm not ruling out that it's likely a characteristic of the rigid framed RC8. I ride the occasional level 2 track day, but mostly back country canyon twisties.
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