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Old 12-17-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Bridgestone Prices Versus Others...

How is it that Bridgestone's tires are considerably less expensive than other manufacturers, yet provide, IMO, equal to some, superior to most and slightly less performance than a few?

Switched from Pilot Powers on my street bike to BT-016 today and expect equal, if not better, performance with, potentially, double the life.

Enlighten me pls.
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Old 12-17-2008, 12:52 AM   #2
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I love the new bt016 on my 10r. I previously had 002street and that thing felt slipping everytime I get in the corner. At the track, it felt great but street it just not my deal.
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thats the tire i went down on, and its also what my buddy jeff (675trifecta) went down on. he seems to thinks the tire losing traction is what caused him to go down. it was pretty cold out but he had been riding for about 20 miles so they had plenty of time to warm up.
also cold out when i went down however the tire had 5 laps to warm up...so i dont know im not a tire expert but just be careful when its cold out.
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How is it that Bridgestone's tires are considerably less expensive than other manufacturers, yet provide, IMO, equal to some, superior to most and slightly less performance than a few?

Switched from Pilot Powers on my street bike to BT-016 today and expect equal, if not better, performance with, potentially, double the life.

Enlighten me pls.
Bridgestone makes a bulk of their money in the OEM market, i.e. selling tires to Suzuki, Honda...etc etc. That helps bring down the price of their consumer tires. Bridgestone is the largest tire manufacturer in the world, 170 plants worldwide. That gives them massive buying power on raw materials and in some cases they actually own the company that they get the raw materials from. There are many reason Bridgestones are cheaper, non of which are that the product is of a lesser quality.

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me love b-stones...need to get me some more for my gixxa and get off these bichellins
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Last week was my 1st time having BT, and I love them to death. Im not sure the kind I have, I think it's the 003. The man told me that they just came out with these, and 3 ppl notice them like they were Air Jordans. I had Pilot Powers before these, and now I'm staying with BT.
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thats the tire i went down on, and its also what my buddy jeff (675trifecta) went down on. he seems to thinks the tire losing traction is what caused him to go down. it was pretty cold out but he had been riding for about 20 miles so they had plenty of time to warm up.
also cold out when i went down however the tire had 5 laps to warm up...so i dont know im not a tire expert but just be careful when its cold out.
Are you talkin about on the track?
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Bridgestone makes a bulk of their money in the OEM market, i.e. selling tires to Suzuki, Honda...etc etc. That helps bring down the price of their consumer tires. Bridgestone is the largest tire manufacturer in the world, 170 plants worldwide. That gives them massive buying power on raw materials and in some cases they actually own the company that they get the raw materials from. There are many reason Bridgestones are cheaper, non of which are that the product is of a lesser quality.

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so am I going to liek teh 16's? on the street, not track.
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Bridgestone FTMFW!



I've had numerous brands and types of tires and I looooooove the BT002 Ride Smart, rarley slips and when it does you know it's coming.


Why there so cheap, no clue but I ain't complaining
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IMO the 16s are on the track, although I did run a 1:50 on them at msrh



There perfect on the street
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IMO the 16s are on the track
I had heard that, and you know I run 002RS on the track I was looking for a lil more side grip and definately more center strength so Im trying them on the street. Been feeling the Powers slip a little, more than twice, on my big bike, on the street. Me no likey that chit.
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I had heard that, and you know I run 002RS on the track I was looking for a lil more side grip and definately more center strength so Im trying them on the street. Been feeling the Powers slip a little, more than twice, on my big bike, on the street. Me no likey that chit.
PP are slipping on the street? You ride hard mang!
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PP are slipping on the street? You ride hard mang!
nah, not hard, just riding an adult bike. And actually, the are low speed corner exit slips. COntrolled, but that will still toss your .
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I suggest the 16 for hardcore streetriding, the sidewalls are similar to the 002 but the center is pretty hard, but you know this already
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I suggest the 16 for hardcore streetriding, the sidewalls are similar to the 002 but the center is pretty hard, but you know this already
Im going to try these next time. Thats all I do is streetriding.
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Although, im not as crazy as you brandt....

I took the 16's on the smr, with no issues...no slipping, heated up on the ride out there and stayed sticky the whole time.


Normally on the metz, id get one or two scary slips.
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what kinda prices are you guys paying for the 16's?
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what kinda prices are you guys paying for the 16's?
Why? You a dealer? I'm in the market for new tires
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