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Old 07-07-2008, 08:31 PM   #1
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2CT???

Been looking at these tires for a while

going to be riding twisties and trackdays with them


The question is are regular Pilot Powers just as good???
2CT are softer, but wear fast and is it worth the price??
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Old 07-07-2008, 08:35 PM   #2
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Worth it for the streets? Nope


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Its just a regular pp in the center, but a little softer edges for agressive riding (chicken strips you don't get to on the street)
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anybody else???

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I'd go with BT002 Ride Smart's.

Dual compound front, and single rear.

I've got a set on order right now. Everyone says they are just as good, and 'a cheaper then 2CTs.

Plus, from what I've heard, the 2CT rear tends to get extra greasy by the last few sessions of a trackday. Screw that......not for that price my friend.

I've rode the regular pilot powers since they came out. Best street tire out there if you ask me. And they did a good job at the track.

But I'm looking forward to seeing what these BT002 Ride Smart's are all about.

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Old 07-08-2008, 10:07 PM   #5
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I'd go with BT002 Ride Smart's.

Dual compound front, and single rear.

I've got a set on order right now. Everyone says they are just as good, and 'a cheaper then 2CTs.

Plus, from what I've heard, the 2CT rear tends to get extra greasy by the last few sessions of a trackday. Screw that......not for that price my friend.

I've rode the regular pilot powers since they came out. Best street tire out there if you ask me. And they did a good job at the track.

But I'm looking forward to seeing what these BT002 Ride Smart's are all about.

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hmm your not the first to recommend that tire. it was either PP or RSs
do you own a pair of the BT002 RSs??? do they wear fast??

I live 30min from any good twisty backroad, and i just got into trackriding but plan on going alot


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Old 07-08-2008, 10:16 PM   #6
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i have 2ct's and didnt have any problem at the track then again im no expert. they arent that good for street riding thats for sure. (because they wear fast) good grip IMO
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Old 07-08-2008, 10:21 PM   #7
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2ct front power rear

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i just payed $280 for a new set of 2ct not bad
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Ive rode on the 2ct's on the street and track before, IMO i would just go with a Pilot Power front and like a z6 or whatever rear if your going to do like 1 trackday every so often and more street riding then track
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I haven't heard anything but good things about the 2ct. Thers is two differant type of 2ct. I don't have the info in front of me but when I get home I'll post it. Also look into the conti-race attack comp its a continuous compound/dual-compound. I haven't decided what tire to purchase either. But its almost thread time for my tires...
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/thread roadracernc you don't know .
How does anything I said, imply that I don't know ?

Come on BC, you're "smart" enough to notice that I based the post on what I've been told and personal experiences.

I was told the 2CT rear gets greasy after a long day at the track, and I said that the Pilot Power served me well as an aggressive street tire with great feel at the track. That's all............

I only suggest the BT002 Ride Smart as another possible option for someone in the market for a new set of tires. I've also been told their a better option for someone with a small budget........

So take it how you will bro, but just remember that the title of MototHouston's #1 a-hole is already taken.........

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Old 07-08-2008, 11:41 PM   #12
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The 2 ct have the same compound as the pilot powers in the middle of the tire, but softer on the sides.
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How does anything I said, imply that I don't know ?

Come on BC, you're "smart" enough to notice that I based the post on what I've been told and personal experiences.

I was told the 2CT rear gets greasy after a long day at the track, and I said that the Pilot Power served me well as an aggressive street tire with great feel at the track. That's all............

I only suggest the BT002 Ride Smart as another possible option for someone in the market for a new set of tires. I've also been told their a better option for someone with a small budget........

So take it how you will bro, but just remember that the title of MototHouston's #1 a-hole is already taken.........

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I apologize i was a bit harsh but you did point out that what you were refering to was hear say so....

I've run them and run them at a pretty good clip and they never felt "greasy" as you put it even after numerous track days and quite a few street miles. The Ride Smart seems like a much more agressive tire than the2ct from what I've seen. +Why the heck would you want to run such a tire on the street? Seems like a waste to me especially for a budget minded rider. Not bashing stones at all. I run the 002's (pro or whatever they are called) btw.

BTW the #1 a$$hole spot was self proclaimed. So does is it really valid?
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Another option is the BT016, Dual compound front & triple compound rear. Much more street focused, but still very capable on the track.

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BT002 is going to wear much faster in the center than a 2CT. I'm guessing you could get 2k miles out of a BT002 rear on the street, and 3k out of a 2CT. this is on a litrebike.
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i just started running the pirelli diablo corsa III's on my zx10 and i'm quite impressed, got the front and rear online for $338 shipped to my door....
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i just started running the pirelli diablo corsa III's on my zx10 and i'm quite impressed, got the front and rear online for $338 shipped to my door....
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Corsa III's for the win! They give much better feedback than the 2Ct's, and offer better grip in my experience with both of them. The DC III's also have a larger dual compound area than the 2CT's.
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