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post #11 of 23 Old 05-29-2016, 02:25 PM
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Huh, I remember when the Angels first came out years ago, someone told me they felt bad. Sllid around a lot and no feedback. Have they made some changes to them?

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Personally hate the Angel GT's. I've known 3 guys to go down on them as they just let go when pushed a bit too hard. They're a touring tyre with some twisties mixed in. I'd never trust them for proper twisties/canyon riding on a superbike.


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Personally hate the Angel GT's. I've known 3 guys to go down on them as they just let go when pushed a bit too hard. They're a touring tyre with some twisties mixed in. I'd never trust them for proper twisties/canyon riding on a superbike.
This sounds more in line what Id heard about these tires. Mixed bag of thoughts.

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Look T30 evo.... look no further....

Im running T30 evo on the back, amazing tire...
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The angels are not a sport tire, the tire profile is very flat although they give good feedback and OK grip are not nearly as good as the T30evo mentioned.
I run a S20Evo front & T30 rear on all my rides for the street more than enough for a 675R & panigale 1199.
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Well, I guess I don't live around "proper twisties" and I definitely don't live around canyon roads here in Harris County, Texas. Nor do I think I'll be taking them to the TWS or MSR tracks... so...

I had a problem, at first, with them sliding... turns out when you have the PSI up to MOM spec, they will slide around. I dropped 5 psi, front and back, and they became a different tire that felt almost exactly like the Rosso IIs.
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I ran the Angel GTs on my Gen 3 until I sold it and never a problem with grip and they look pretty good too.
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Never had any issues with the Angel GT's I ran on any of my bikes

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Personally hate the Angel GT's. I've known 3 guys to go down on them as they just let go when pushed a bit too hard. They're a touring tyre with some twisties mixed in. I'd never trust them for proper twisties/canyon riding on a superbike.
I completely agree. You want any kind of decent edge grip you had better stick with a Dunlop Q3 or something similar. You can run the pressure a little higher with those, they are dual compound, as the rubber grips really well at road temperatures. I don't know what all you guys run, I am pretty light, about 144 pounds, on the track I run the Q3's at 29F/28R. Dunlop tech support said that was perfect for my weight, but not to go lower than 28F/27R and watch temperatures.

For the street what I'm seeing for any sane kind of riding, 34/39 is not bad for a medium-weight rider, grips well but you will get some longer life out of the rear. Maybe a pound less. Problem is if you do long stretches of freeway or open road they will get very hot even at those pressures.

Dunlop stated also that the 32F/32R pressures they list as a starting point for track use are for a 180-pound rider.

Not telling anyone what to do, but saying tire pressure is very important so take for what it is worth.

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Well, I guess I don't live around "proper twisties" and I definitely don't live around canyon roads here in Harris County, Texas. Nor do I think I'll be taking them to the TWS or MSR tracks... so...

I had a problem, at first, with them sliding... turns out when you have the PSI up to MOM spec, they will slide around. I dropped 5 psi, front and back, and they became a different tire that felt almost exactly like the Rosso IIs.
Yes, just watch if you do long stretches of open road, you run the front that low it will get HOT, I promise. Hotter than the rear under some conditions as rear is much larger and can dissipate the heat better and is usually at a higher pressure.

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