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post #1 of 18 Old 08-28-2017, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Help picking out a new set of tires

For the last few years I've ran dunlop q3s. I love the way they feel and I love the grip. But I've started to get into longer rides and it just flattens the hell out of the dunlops.. so is there a tire out there that feels like the q3 but lasts longer. Obviously I'm willing to lose some grip because you can't have both. I don't want the pilot road 4s because they are great in rain but no where else from what I've read.
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post #2 of 18 Old 08-28-2017, 05:53 PM
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post #3 of 18 Old 08-28-2017, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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I haven't heard much about the q3+. If it's gonna last noticeably longer than the q3 then I'll have to try it
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post #4 of 18 Old 08-29-2017, 12:43 AM
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Bridgestone S21 Evo. The hard centers last a long time and the shoulders are grippy. Bonus is they're also cheap.

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I can recommend the S21 also. Handles great. Grippy as hell. I`ve got 5000 miles on mine and still ok thread left at the rear. 1900 of those miles were high speed commuting through Europe. I think you`ll find some reviews here if you search.

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post #6 of 18 Old 08-29-2017, 03:14 AM
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Have a look at Metzeler

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post #7 of 18 Old 08-29-2017, 04:45 PM
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I always run sc2 or sometimes sc1 track tyres but the life span is shocking. My dad on the other hand runs sc3 and the life span is brilliant.
Hes on 2500 miles on the rear so far and thats done 3 full trackdays aswel. Its still got life left.
All i can say is it depends on how hard you ride and if you ride in the wet alot coz they dont shift water at all.
I got caught out in the wet the otherday on sc2 and they had good grip still but if you ride in puddles of water youll need a proper all weather tyre
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I also recommend the S21

I use them as a track day tires on the 10 and street tires on my zx14

Just bought 2 more sets at Rocky Mountain ATV
they where like $238 on sale with a rebate Visa gift card
for $50 a set bringing the total down to $188 a set with free shipping.

Rebate good until 08/31

And if you have RM Cash even cheaper.
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post #9 of 18 Old 08-31-2017, 08:30 PM Thread Starter
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Ill check them all out. I'm gonna try to be unbiased. I've never actually looked at metzler tires before. Maybe they'll be what I want
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post #10 of 18 Old 09-01-2017, 07:21 AM
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Just be wary of pushing the Mezlers, especially the street sports version, I hear they grip until they don't and then it's ouch. For wet, dry grip and longevity, the Bridgestone S21 you can't go past. Given I got a nail through the center of my last rear S21, I decided to give the RS10 a go.'

Yet to track it but nice so far on the road.

Not sure when I get a new set if I will try a complete RS10 set from Bridgestone or go the Power RS from Michelin. Thinking more track time for my ride.
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