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Old 07-04-2008, 06:41 PM   #1
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BT-002RS question

How long does it take the tire to get to temp once i get on the pavement? Can it be warmed up in a less than a lap or 2? Would I better performance if i went with tirewarmers?
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Tire warmers were nice on the Ride Smart' for me, but I wouldn't say they are a huge need. I personally think that giving 2 laps to get up to speed before settling in was decent enough for them. I had been told the Ride Smart' don't require much heat to begin with.
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They heat up pretty quick, 1 lap is usually enough. On a cold day maybe 2. Warmers certainly eliminate that and also cut down on heat cycles, but the Ride Smart are not as sensitive to heat cycles as a true race tire.

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were you using tire warmers dude?
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tire warmers,
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were you using tire warmers dude?
I would invest in them, esp if you are going to be doing lots of track days.
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No warmers used on the 002RS.

I only use them on race tires.
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Warmers are not necessary on the Ride Smart but will help with them not get heat cycles at the track. I wouldnt waste a set of quality tires like the Ride Smart's on the street. Especially during the heat of summer bc no offence but your prob not going fast enough to justify them. Get a good set of street tires for the street and the Ride Smart's for the track.
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maybe like 1 or 2 times during the week i will ride it on the street.
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I have a set of Ride Smart's on my bike. they heat up really good after 1 lap and they get really sticky too. the first time I used them without tire warmers and they were fantastic, And then the second time with tire warmers and did even better.
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IMHO, if you have warmers, use them. If not, I wouldn't go and spend the money on a set until you move up to full race rubber.

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