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Offline DLMatt58

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Best tyres
« on: December 29, 2019, 15:42:49 »
I am wanting some new tyres I have metzler all terrains on at the moment but I don't do much in the way of touring anymore so I want to get something a bit more sporty any suggestion.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2019, 16:28:42 »
I use bridgestone bt21 on all my bikes,good grip dry or wet and last well ,not expensive.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2019, 16:43:10 »
Thanks for the reply I've heard they are good I'll have a look into them

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2019, 18:51:56 »
I thought 021’s had been superceded by 023 now.I was using 021’s on my Pan at least 8yrs ago.BTW 023’s are great on the wee.
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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2019, 19:53:07 »
Yes the 021's haven't been made for quite a few years.
Any still around would be a fair few years old.

The 023 is a far better dual compound tyre.
We even get 4.5k out of a rear on the GSX1400, and I do give it some stick.



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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #5 on: December 30, 2019, 14:37:23 »
I'm on my second 023 on the rear, first one did about 7,500 miles which I was pleased with as they are not too expensive, front was changed at the same time as the first one went on and still has another 4 or 5000 miles left.
As already mentioned good grip even in the wet and not dear.  :lala:

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #6 on: December 30, 2019, 16:58:46 »
Senior brain I've got 023s on my bikes. :old:

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2019, 22:42:08 »
The 020 and 021 I swear were made of stained oak they felt that wooden.

The old man's deauville handled like a pig until I stuck on a pair of Pilot Road 1's and it then went around corners.



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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2019, 22:49:07 »
You won't go far wrong with virtually any sport touring tyre from any of the major brands, the newer the tyre the better they usually are.

If cost is a concern then I've found Avon Storms or the latest Spirit to be good balance of price,longevity and grip. Had them on a few different bikes now, but everyone has their own preferences.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2020, 09:50:48 »
I have just come to the end of my second pair of Michelin PR4s and changing them has been forced on me by a rear wheel puncture at the weekend. My local tyre fella, SPS at Horsford, Norwich, is an excellent source of information and as the PR4s no longer available in 19”, and didn’t want the PR5s, I asked about the BT23s.
He advises that the BT23, although still available, has been superseded twice.
I asked for a comparison to the Michelin’s and he stated that the performance of the BT23 was comparable to the PR3, the next gen T30 the PR4 and latest T31 the PR5.
As on a budget I opted for the T30, £215 fitted on a ride in ride out basis, and although only done about 40 miles of slimy roads I could already feel it’s another good tyre.
Can’t recommend SPS at Horsford highly enough if you are in the Norfolk area.

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Re: Best tyres
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 12:15:18 »
He is correct, but speaking to the man at Bridgstone the BT023 was such a good and long lived tyre that they were slow sellers.
The newer T30 was a softer compound that did grip marginally better but lasted significantly less miles than the 023. Thus faster selling.

I have the 023 on SWMBO's muscle bike and they stick like glue and last 4.5-5k rear on it. Many other last 2-3k.

The difference between the T30 and the T31 is the tread pattern. Nothing else.

Same with the A40 and A41 though the A41 does come in a wider range of sizes.



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