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post #1 of 22 Old 06-16-2017, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys and gals, So my tread on my current Bridgestone battleax rs10 is getting kinda low... Im debating on a few different tires to go with next.. obviously everyone loves the super corsas, im just wondering if there are any tire options out there more or less for being able to last a decent amount of miles but also get good and sticky. Ive ran q3s and michelin pilot power 3s. i really wasnt a huge fan of the pilot power 3s.. felt like they wanted to slip out on me when riding harder in the curves. i was surprised with the battleax rs10s tho. i may go back with the bridgestones just wanted to get some other opinions on tires first.. thanks
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There's no such thing as a sticky, high mileage tire. If they're sticky, they won't last too long. If they're high-mileage, then they won't stick hard when really pushed. Everything is a trade-off.

Why switch tires if you're happy with what you are setup for and familiar with? The last 10 sets of my tires were Q3s. Great tire! If you like the RS10s, go with those. If there's something you don't like about them, then consider changing them up, but then you'll be playing with suspension and geometry to get the bike dialed in with those.
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Just get another set of Stones. Sounds like you like them. Where are you located? I have a brand new set for sale.
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Western Nc. what size are they? may be interested in buying if they are the rs10s
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Metzler M7 RR are probably the best tire I've ever used, road or track. Good in wet or dry conditions, mileage is good, I have 4K on the rear with 2-3mm tread depth remaining

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See the S21 section, they might not be quite as sticky as the RS10's although I understand they run same compound on the edges but they have 3 compound zones with Mid, Side and Edge. They crap on about 5 compounds but really it is 3 in the construction. The profile is a little rounder but they work well. Some are using a RS10 Front and S21 rear combo as well.

I agree with you on the Power 3's, not a fan and the Pirelli's blow through the center to quickly for my liking Rosso 3 and Rosso Corsa's and I find the S21 has same grip as the Rosso Corsa with better life but not as quick to tip in.
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If you like the rs10 but want more mileage from the rear, the S21 is the next best thing. You can get a rebate on q3's right now. Probably th best thing for you is to just buy a s21 rear and use you rs10 front.

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I run the Q3's and absolutely love them but will be switching to Metzeler Roadtec 01 as I'll be doing a lot more traveling this summer.

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Bridge stone s21 or Michelin power RS both have insane amounts of tread to start out with and seem to be lasting a long time

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I love the Dunlop Q2 and Q3 and that's the only tires I run on all my bikes. I got about 4000-5000 miles on my 2008 R1and Ducati monster 1200s.
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