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post #1 of 15 Old 01-26-2016, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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What kind of grip level can I expect from these tire's. I have never used them before. Ofcourse these are going on my track bike. I would never consider using them on the street as they are touted as dot race tires.
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What kind of grip level can I expect from these tire's. I have never used them before. Ofcourse these are going on my track bike. I would never consider using them on the street as they are touted as dot race tires.
Have you used track specific tires before? You'll be using warmers?
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I know people who do well on them but I'm personally not a fan, especially in the cold.

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What kind of grip level can I expect from these tire's. I have never used them before. Ofcourse these are going on my track bike. I would never consider using them on the street as they are touted as dot race tires.
The 211 is a good tire. The new GPA Pro is a much nicer tire. I have logged hundreds of laps on 211. As mentioned they dont do well in the cold (sub 60). They wear very well. As far as grip goes, they are very stiff and give good feedback. You will always know what the tire is doing if you are tuned in.

So, much better grip than you can get with any street tire. Need warmers unless its very hot and even then need a warmup lap. Was the AMA tire for years.
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Have you used track specific tires before? You'll be using warmers?

I have used the SC 2 Pirelli slicks in the past. I will be using warmers for sure. I have been using the Q3's but got a great deal on the 211's.
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I know people who do well on them but I'm personally not a fan, especially in the cold.

Luckily it doesn't get cold in Arizona. lol
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The 211 is a good tire. The new GPA Pro is a much nicer tire. I have logged hundreds of laps on 211. As mentioned they dont do well in the cold (sub 60). They wear very well. As far as grip goes, they are very stiff and give good feedback. You will always know what the tire is doing if you are tuned in.

So, much better grip than you can get with any street tire. Need warmers unless its very hot and even then need a warmup lap. Was the AMA tire for years.

Thanks for the feedback. It will be interesting to see the difference after being on Q3's for awhile.
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I have used the SC 2 Pirelli slicks in the past. I will be using warmers for sure. I have been using the Q3's but got a great deal on the 211's.
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They'll be far better then Q3's without a doubt and along the lines of a slick. Tire life may suffer a bit on a 1000 depending on your setup and riding style.
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I have used the SC 2 Pirelli slicks in the past. I will be using warmers for sure. I have been using the Q3's but got a great deal on the 211's.
I would be interested to hear what you think of them compared to the Pirelli. For me, the Pirelli has far better grip, but don't last as long, and the Pirelli is also more expensive. I ran Bridgestones most of last year and was pleasantly surprised at how well they performed, along with their price, and they paid contingency. Before that I ran mostly Michelin Power Cups, Power Slicks and Power Rains which I also really liked. Haven't tried the Evos yet. I also have run a lot of Dunlop Ntec slicks (KR448/449) which I really liked.
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i'm personally a fan of dunlop over most anything else, however i haven't tried the newest michellins yet. it's a much stiffer carcass, psi will be 5-10 lower than your pirelli, definitely needs warmers, or two medium paced outlaps. and if you're thinking they're not good enough, are you running AMA lap times? because thats the same tire they were using and it worked out pretty well for them for awhile. not the best tire but absolutely capable. i've got two sets in my pile of reserves right now actually. also, the front will last damn near forever.
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