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post #11 of 19 Old 04-20-2017, 09:50 AM
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With regards to pressures, really?
My perception and experience seems to favour lower pressures with stiff tires and higher pressures with softer tyre construction. With Bridgestone, Pirelli, Metzler etc I would be running 32/34-6 norm street and 32/30 - 2 hard riding. Cold temps. I found the tyres tend to walk on me if I have the pressures higher and that is not fun especially on the front end when pushing them. Higher pressures for soft carcass sidewall tyres to help them retain shape under stress.

Love the Bridgestone S21's and interesting to hear your thoughts about the new Michelins.

I was out today on the S21's 2 to 5 degrees C with some snow flakes and rain on the ride, slightly cool but fun to be back in the saddle. I like the aspect of being able to correct my line mid corner on them as on the street which is most of my riding, you never know what surprise might crop up. The Michelins sound though like a lovely track tire or at least corner carver where you know the route like the back of your hand and know the surface to be in good order.
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With regards to pressures, really?
My perception and experience seems to favour lower pressures with stiff tires and higher pressures with softer tyre construction. With Bridgestone, Pirelli, Metzler etc I would be running 32/34-6 norm street and 32/30 - 2 hard riding. Cold temps. I found the tyres tend to walk on me if I have the pressures higher and that is not fun especially on the front end when pushing them. Higher pressures for soft carcass sidewall tyres to help them retain shape under stress.

Love the Bridgestone S21's and interesting to hear your thoughts about the new Michelins.

I was out today on the S21's 2 to 5 degrees C with some snow flakes and rain on the ride, slightly cool but fun to be back in the saddle. I like the aspect of being able to correct my line mid corner on them as on the street which is most of my riding, you never know what surprise might crop up. The Michelins sound though like a lovely track tire or at least corner carver where you know the route like the back of your hand and know the surface to be in good order.
Yeah good scenarios for the two tyres; definitely agree.

With regards to the pressures, I'm just going off what Dave Moss said in a chat and my experiences with the harder carcasses. I find when dropping too low on the S21's especially, they seem to develop a hesitant feeling.


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Hi mates
I am from spain and I have a monster 821
About tires I am between the new power rs and the new sportsmart 2 max.

I have doubts about when you say that power rs is not for beginners, they are dangerous tires in the city, roads or something?

Now I have rosso 2, power rs are better or worse in the wet/cold?

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Hi mates
I am from spain and I have a monster 821
About tires I am between the new power rs and the new sportsmart 2 max.

I have doubts about when you say that power rs is not for beginners, they are dangerous tires in the city, roads or something?

Now I have rosso 2, power rs are better or worse in the wet/cold?

Thank you

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Hi madvein,

Welcome to the forum.

When I say not for beginners, I just mean they are less forgiving to mistakes regarding corner lines. They are more than safe, but can just give a very tippy feeling.

The Rosso 2's were a fantastic tyre. If you are looking for a more modern version of those, I would genuinely consider the Bridgestone S21. Fantastic in the wet and cold.

The Power RS is not better in the wet and cold compared to your Rosso 2.


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Hi madvein,

Welcome to the forum.

When I say not for beginners, I just mean they are less forgiving to mistakes regarding corner lines. They are more than safe, but can just give a very tippy feeling.

The Rosso 2's were a fantastic tyre. If you are looking for a more modern version of those, I would genuinely consider the Bridgestone S21. Fantastic in the wet and cold.

The Power RS is not better in the wet and cold compared to your Rosso 2.
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Thanks for your answer.
The problem is that s21 is not available in 180/60.
So options are reduced.
Can you tell me about how the rs performs in the wet/cold against rosso 2? My only complaint with rosso 2 is the time to heat up to correct temp.

I use the bike in city to go work and weekend routes. The weather here is rainy and sometimes temps about 8-10 c

My options are rs, sportsmart 2 max or rosso 2 or 3

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Hi
Thanks for your answer.
The problem is that s21 is not available in 180/60.
So options are reduced.
Can you tell me about how the rs performs in the wet/cold against rosso 2? My only complaint with rosso 2 is the time to heat up to correct temp.

I use the bike in city to go work and weekend routes. The weather here is rainy and sometimes temps about 8-10 c

My options are rs, sportsmart 2 max or rosso 2 or 3

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Here is rainy in winter but with a lot of water I use the car

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Hi
Thanks for your answer.
The problem is that s21 is not available in 180/60.
So options are reduced.
Can you tell me about how the rs performs in the wet/cold against rosso 2? My only complaint with rosso 2 is the time to heat up to correct temp.

I use the bike in city to go work and weekend routes. The weather here is rainy and sometimes temps about 8-10 c

My options are rs, sportsmart 2 max or rosso 2 or 3

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Why do you need a 180-60? What kind of bike are you putting these on?

Out of all those options I'd choose the Rosso 3 for cold and wet


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Why do you need a 180-60? What kind of bike are you putting these on?

Out of all those options I'd choose the Rosso 3 for cold and wet
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It's ducati hehe
is the stock size for the rear..
If the rs is worse than rosso 2 on cold and road, definitely i would choose the max or the rosso 3

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It's ducati hehe
is the stock size for the rear..
If the rs is worse than rosso 2 on cold and road, definitely i would choose the max or the rosso 3

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You can always drop to a 180/55 I imagine.


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