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Old 05-16-2009, 05:30 PM   #1
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Michelin Power One's

Well, today I went out to MSR Houston and did a little tire testing. Any of you guys know me know that I'm a huge Dunlop supporter and normally wouldn't consider running anything but the 211's... well, I tell you what the new Michelin's may have swayed my thinking. I've never run a perfect set of 211's at MSRH, but I've run plenty of GPA's and some decent 211's. I put a set of Power One's on after lunch and by the end of the day had gone over a second faster than I've ever been at MSRH, and ran consistently faster than I ever have. The rear grip, even from a 180 is phenomenal. I didn't get it to spin noticeably until I had put a good amount of fast laps on them and it stepped out a little in the sweeper. The front is incredible, tons more feel than most tires I've ridden and a great amount of grip to boot. I would highly recommend these to anyone trying to sort through race tires, I ran a V front and a B rear. Great tires, A+ in my book.
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:03 PM   #2
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Wow......I was curious to hear what someone had to say about them.

It's nice to hear a local guy talk about them and to know they work well at MSRH. How much did you get them for and where? (if you don't mind me asking)

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David Hirsch from Island Racing is where to get them, and he'll take care of you. He's a very good guy.
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David Hirsch from Island Racing is where to get them, and he'll take care of you. He's a very good guy.
Interesting.........

I'll have to give him a call and see what kind of prices we can work out. I've been mulling over picking up some 003's......but I'm wanting to give Michelin another chance.

Thanks, Dustin.
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Definately give him a shout, the tires are sick! The only person I've ever seen break into the 21's, other than Ty obviously, was Ricky Parker on the Power One's. That says alot.
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Definately give him a shout, the tires are sick! The only person I've ever seen break into the 21's, other than Ty obviously, was Ricky Parker on the Power One's. That says alot.
Whoa whoa whoa whoa.........are we talking 1:21's at MSRH?
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Wow......I was curious to hear what someone had to say about them.

It's nice to hear a local guy talk about them and to know they work well at MSRH. How much did you get them for and where? (if you don't mind me asking)

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apparently Alonzo hated them. he was about how the front felt, and then he crashed the next session. Not sure which set of power one's he was running. Not talking , I'd actually like to try a set if they weren't so expensive.
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apparently Alonzo hated them. he was about how the front felt, and then he crashed the next session. Not sure which set of power one's he was running. Not talking , I'd actually like to try a set if they weren't so expensive.
Price will dictate if I try them or not.

I may just stay with 002's and 003's. I didn't know that Alonzo tried them out. Hmmm.......I may try the 003's first. I haven't heard anything negative about them yet.
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Well, I was running the set off Alonzo's bike and was rolling a couple seconds faster than when he crashed. They are good, they were trying to sort that bike out at the time. 1:21 at Oak Hill.
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Well, I was running the set off Alonzo's bike and was rolling a couple seconds faster than when he crashed. They are good, they were trying to sort that bike out at the time. 1:21 at Oak Hill.
no doubt. after reading the review of them in Roadracing World, they seem bad ! Were you running the road/track ones or the DOT racing ones? I'd like to try a set of their asymmetrical slicks, but they only make them in 16.5 for the time being...17's should be coming out soon.
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They are the real DOT race tires, not the commercial tires.
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They are the real DOT race tires, not the commercial tires.
Alonzo was complaining that the front felt "vague" and that it moved around a lot coming into turns. Softer carcass, I guess? How did it feel to you?
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I talked to a few people prior to running them and had a pretty good idea on where to go with the suspension set-up. But they gave me more feedback than anything I've run, personally. Good enough to put me into the high 39's.
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I talked to a few people prior to running them and had a pretty good idea on where to go with the suspension set-up. But they gave me more feedback than anything I've run, personally. Good enough to put me into the high 39's.
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+1 the V front has always been the sickness for confident braking to the apex for me. Welcome to Bibmen '09 Dustin.
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+1 the V front has always been the sickness for confident braking to the apex for me. Welcome to Bibmen '09 Dustin.
Yeah, the V front is incredible I still even felt like I had more left if I coulda been ballsier. I was hoping you could make it out, but let me know next time your riding so we can throw down some laps!
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Alonzo is slow anyways.
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Yeah, the V front is incredible I still even felt like I had more left if I coulda been ballsier. I was hoping you could make it out, but let me know next time your riding so we can throw down some laps!
Dustin, we still need to do the tire test with data acquisition!!
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apparently Alonzo hated them. he was about how the front felt, and then he crashed the next session. Not sure which set of power one's he was running. Not talking , I'd actually like to try a set if they weren't so expensive.
I wouldn't say I hated them, I just couldn't come to terms with the v-front under braking. I'm still trying to figure out why I crashed, did I leave the warmers on to long causing the tires to get greasy, was my suspension setup off? I've been asking myself this whole time what went wrong...

I do know that I crashed this weekend at hallett under very similar conditions with a dunlop front. I'm thinking I've got some suspension issues to work out. The rear grip on the 180 power one is pretty impressive, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the race tires out there, I just have to find one that I feel the most comfortable on.
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I wouldn't say I hated them, I just couldn't come to terms with the v-front under braking. I'm still trying to figure out why I crashed, did I leave the warmers on to long causing the tires to get greasy, was my suspension setup off? I've been asking myself this whole time what went wrong...

I do know that I crashed this weekend at hallett under very similar conditions with a dunlop front. I'm thinking I've got some suspension issues to work out. The rear grip on the 180 power one is pretty impressive, I don't think you can go wrong with any of the race tires out there, I just have to find one that I feel the most comfortable on.
Do I hear bridgestones n your future? You did really wellon them
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