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Old 07-19-2010, 01:50 PM
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What tire is right for me?

What tire should I buy, I need a new one after a vacation to Deals Gap. I never take my bike to the track but love to lean it all the way over on the streets. Longevity is a concern for me as well as good traction on the street.
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Michelin road 2ct, or rosso's
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:06 PM
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:07 PM
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Looking for frame sliders that don't need to cut fairing. Found some but prices vary from $50 to $220. Any ideas on prices and what style of slider is best?

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Old 07-20-2010, 03:24 AM
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If you have good tires, you don't need frame sliders.
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Old 07-20-2010, 03:54 AM
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glen7170, try in his order...

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forums/index.php

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...splay.php?f=30

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forum...newthread&f=30

Then repeat the question... And I'll answer...

Or if you prefer...

https://www.superhawkforum.com/forums/search.php And use "no-cut, sliders" as search string...

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Originally Posted by CPD2569 View Post
What tire should I buy, I need a new one after a vacation to Deals Gap. I never take my bike to the track but love to lean it all the way over on the streets. Longevity is a concern for me as well as good traction on the street.
it's a simple fact of life... you can't have your cake & eat it too.

sticky tires & high mileage don't go well together. you best bet is a version of dual compound. i'm running dunlop Q2's and i like the grip level and feedback, but only have a `500 miles on them so longevity i can't speak to.


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Old 07-20-2010, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by CPD2569 View Post
What tire should I buy, I need a new one after a vacation to Deals Gap. I never take my bike to the track but love to lean it all the way over on the streets. Longevity is a concern for me as well as good traction on the street.
welcome to the forum. If you want to lean on the side of longevity, buy Pilot Road 2CTs: soft sides and longer wearing rubber in the middle. If you want change tires every 4-5000 miles, buy Q2s or Power Pures(i love 2lbs lighter and will sacrifice longevity for a trial.haha).
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:37 AM
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Bridgestone BT016, Got mine last year best tire i've ever ridden on
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:10 AM
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Thanks, I'm okay with my tires lasting 5k. I think I'm gonna go with the Q2's.
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any multi compound sport touring rubber is more than plenty of grip for 90% of riders out there.
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Old 07-21-2010, 08:21 PM
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Originally Posted by CPD2569 View Post
Thanks, I'm okay with my tires lasting 5k. I think I'm gonna go with the Q2's.
the 180x55 Q2 is nice and wide, the same width as a BTO-16 190x50. The problem for me is the weight which is 14.8lbs, vs the Power Pure which is supposed to be 12.8lbs. I'll put some specs up when I get them within the next week.
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Originally Posted by RWhisen View Post
If you have good tires, you don't need frame sliders.
I'm gonna call BS on this one, there is always something unexpected that can happen.

I enjoy the heck out of my Pilot Power 2CT's, but I'm not expecting them to last long.
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With how much they patrol the road, and how much you should value your life, I would say that you dont really need frame sliders. BUT, we were down there and one of my buddies pulled over to the side of the road. Due to conditions unknown, when he went to merge back on he rolled the tire over a stick of sorts, sliding the tire to the right, and dropping it right on the slider. Slider broke, plastic didn't.

I have the dunlop road smarts, and they are really nice. You can lean the bike over all the way. In fact, I haven't had a tire that couldn't do that, I just don't. You will always find 3/4" of strips on my rear tire, and I am okay with that.
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Old 07-22-2010, 04:46 AM
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Originally Posted by RWhisen View Post
If you have good tires, you don't need frame sliders.
yeah and I went down in my driveway when i ran over a pressurized garden hose lying in my driveway. Hit it at just the perfect angle i guess. Now that'l **** ya off huh! Anytime you're riding something you have to balance, the probabilities of a tipping are greatly increased. Sooooo I'm gettin frame sliders for my bicycle too(had the right pedal down in a right turn in a parking lot of all places, leaned over just enough to throw me down like a bouncer tossing a drunk onto the cement, I mean I went down hard hard hard, like a dumb-*** should).

Now there's a couple of circus episodes fer ya, and, yes, there are more i'm sorry to report, so it's you're call on the frame sliders.
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Old 07-22-2010, 06:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Syclone View Post
I'm gonna call BS on this one, there is always something unexpected that can happen.
Yes there is always the unexpected and frame sliders are cheap insurance. I have them, but I run crappy tires! (Stock) I will be changing those out but will keep the sliders in spite of how annoying they are when I hit my knee on them.
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Old 07-22-2010, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by RWhisen View Post
Yes there is always the unexpected and frame sliders are cheap insurance. I have them, but I run crappy tires! (Stock) I will be changing those out but will keep the sliders in spite of how annoying they are when I hit my knee on them.
I assume you have T-Rex in which case you can grind the underside off so they can be rotated forward as far as possible to make them less intrusive. And periodically I find myself pushing on them during turn in and it is not a negative as was the original position.

as far as the crappy orig tires, do yourself a favor and give them to someone you don't like.
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