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Old 10-11-2007, 06:11 AM   #1
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It does not make any sense to put a BT-002 street up against everyone elses race tires.

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It does not make any sense to put a BT-002 street up against everyone elses race tires.

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they also tested corsaIIIs and 2cts...
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Hey John, how do we know it was the street version? I read this article months ago and wondered if they accidentally (or intentionally) got a Racing Street as I don't experience any of the bad characteristics they mentioned on the Bt-002 Pro. Maybe this boils down to rider preference, or maybe their set just wasn't up to spec for whatever reason.

The 34/32 pressures are closer to street pressure... I wonder if those are hot or cold temps. If cold, no wonder they didn't like it. Why was this tire the only set they ran such high pressures in? The others weren't set above 31lbs.

Another weird thing is they rated the Pirelli Dragon III street tire to have higher corner grip, precision, and grip out of turns than the Pirelli Supercorsa Pro, yet in their impressions they say the Pro had grip for every lap and the Dragons started sliding before they finished their 5 laps. :dontknow:

They ran the Michelin Power Race rear at 28lbs when Michelin recommends 22lbs.
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they also tested corsaIIIs and 2cts...
Right. But they also tested the race version of the Pirelli and Michelin as comparison. So that makes me wonder why they didn't test both versions of the Bridgestone. Yes the tires look the same, but are in fact different.
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Right. But they also tested the race version of the Pirelli and Michelin as comparison. So that makes me wonder why they didn't test both versions of the Bridgestone. Yes the tires look the same, but are in fact different.
ok...i see.

i also found the pirelli info kinda inconsistent.
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You can tell they are street tires for two resons.
1) they have no color markings for compound, that is because the Streets only come in one compound
2) look at the picture of the guy leaning on the stack of tires, the label says BT002 ST. That is the racing street designation.

Also they tested the 190/50. The Pro's are not made in a 190/50 only 190/55.

Those pressures are WAY too high for track use. Especially in the cold conditions they were in. You noticed they had grip issues with the 2ct as well. I just think the guys that set up this test were not very well informed on how to set everything up. Even some of the other tires had uncharicteristic issues, not just the BT002's
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^^^ ditto on what he john said
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bwahahahahaahha those dumb . the michilin rear tires are supposed to have 22psi when cold and about 26 or 27 hottttt. hahahaha dumb even the 2ct should have been a little lower
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The Pirelli info is exactly what I have experienced with those tires. Great corner/ mid-corner grip, but they go away quickly and get scary when they wear.

+1 on John's comments, I can't believe they were running those tire pressures...
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