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Old 03-21-2011, 01:36 AM
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Hey Everyone,

It's about time for me to get some new tread. I mostly do highway/city riding, but I do hit the twisties pretty hard. Does anyone have any suggestion on what brand to get the best out of both worlds?
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 05:37 AM
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I've been using dunlop roadsmart tires, got 6k miles on them they look like
they'll make it through most of this season. Very stable and sticky.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:46 AM
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My Dunlop Q2's are really nice. The PilotPower 2Ct's are good stuff as well.

I think there's a more detailed thread around here somewhere though?
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:07 AM
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yea has been discussed numerous times, but since im here...
i love the michelin pilot power 2ct
really sticky, good durability. just put a new set on my bike last friday.
try searching tires, or similar in the search box and you'll find plenty of posts

also, when i first started riding i think i pay like $150-$160 for the rear PP 2ct, but this time i found them online for $221 for the set, free shipping. def check out online stores
 

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Old 03-21-2011, 11:07 AM
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Cycle Gear just sent me an email saying the Pirelli Diablo's are on sale for $169.99/set



http://www.cyclegear.com/spgm.cfm?L1...=PAR_1430200_G
 

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Old 03-21-2011, 12:18 PM
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Originally Posted by rd91si View Post
I've been using dunlop roadsmart tires, got 6k miles on them they look like
they'll make it through most of this season. Very stable and sticky.
That's the tire I run as well. They seem to grip well so far wet or dry. I got around 5000 miles on mine, and they still appear to be roughly 50% tread left.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 03:53 PM
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Michelins are still my go-to brand. Pilot Pure is the newest and best, Pilot Power 2CT is still a great tire. Definitely get a decent cornering tire if you hit the twisties pretty hard, don't stick with a basic road tire.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:04 PM
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A good dual-compound tire is most likely your best best...harder center, softer/stickier edge.

RE: Pirelli Diablos: Talked to a rep on Sunday. These Diablos are new production, not leftovers from previous lots stored for long periods of time.
 
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:58 PM
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Just put on a Pilot Power 2CT on the rear and love it, plus I got it for $125 shipped.
 
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I also like the pilot powers.
 

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