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What's the best multi-compount tire for sport street (not track) riding

Michelin / Pilot Power 2CT
16 (39%)
Dunlop / Sportmax Q2
6 (14.6%)
Bridgestone / Battlax BT-016
19 (46.3%)

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There is a related discussion here:
   Multi-compount tire for sport street riding
but a poll would also be interesting (I should have done this from the start).

Thanks for your input, Jerome.
« Last Edit: 04/28/10 11:03AM by Jerome Daoust »

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I've had a good experience with the Michelins. Never really liked Dunlops much.

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My bike came with the Bstones and Ill be replacing em with the same when they are worn out. The Oem front was a little too soft for the zx10 but the off the shelf one is supposed to be even better because its made with different compounds.
« Last Edit: 04/28/10 04:37PM by brl0301 »

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ive tried both the 2ct and bt016. they are both great tires.

bt016 feels real comfortable on leans.
bt016 front wears really fast on the sides though. 4k miles and im hitting the wear bars already.

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bt016 front wears really fast on the sides though.

How much air pressure are you running?

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bt016 front wears really fast on the sides though.

How much air pressure are you running?
I was running mine at 32 and had the same issue

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bt016 front wears really fast on the sides though.

How much air pressure are you running?
I was running mine at 32 and had the same issue

yeah my pressures run at 32-34 cold

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By the way it looks so far, not many of you like Dunlops.

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I must be riding weird. My BT16's rear lasts as long as my front, so I get a pair at a time (usually the front has a bit more). I start looking closely at tread wear around 10,000. Maybe I'm too easy on the throttle. I'm at 4,500 now and still look new.  :2:   :42: :42: :42:

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my bridgestone bt16 fronts are wearing out faster than the rear.  definitely much faster.

i tried the michelin power pures the other day.  sweet tires.  i'm hoping to replace my bt16's pretty soon with the michelins to get a better feel for 'em, but so far, the power pures are pretty fluffing nice.

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I'm lovi'n my Dunlops right now! Got 5600mi. from the rear Roadsmart. And the front still has a way to go(only the rear is dual compound). Never a complaint from either, just solid grip and confidence that there was more  available upon request.  

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I will stick with bridgestones all the way.

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Last I checked correct pressure on the BT016's is 38/38

Lower pressures give shorter life.
« Last Edit: 04/28/10 09:48PM by Chris Weir »

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Thanks to all those who participated, at 4000 miles I retired the OEM's today and went with the poll winner for a set of Bridgestone / Battlax BT-016 installed at Cycle Mall in Tustin (great service, price and knowledge at that place).

Last I checked correct pressure on the BT016's is 38/38. Lower pressures give shorter life.
Tige @ Cycle Mall recommended the same for longer thread life. But what fun is it when people agree?

 

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