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So, had the zx10r long enough now I've noticed the rear tire needs changing pretty much every oil change due to the many flat roads between the twisties here in southeast Texas (Harris county). Looking for something with better center wear but still with great cornering grip and it looks like the Angel GT might be the closest. I'm coming from the Rosso IIs on my zx10r, but looking for my longevity without losing much, if any, corner traction.. I ride defensively aggressive so I've never actually scraped knee pad, but I want to have confidence the tire can handle it. Anyone here try it?

ANGEL GT , Motorcycle Tires - PIRELLI US

I'd be replacing front and rear since it's about time for the front to get replaced...
 

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:grin2:I am currently using a pp3 michelin front with a pilot road 4 sport tour rear tire. This will give me about the same life for both tires. PLENTY of rear grip for street use. Track use requires sc2 slicks.
 

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You said rear wears out faster, but I got my bike used and has angel gt. Mine front both sides almost flat and rear still looks good. How did that happen. Whats going on with my riding style. I cant knee drag maybe tgat expains why?
 

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So i can wear out front tire but not rear is chicken strip? Even i wear out front. No body explain and show front tire. Just looking at rear. And i also dragged my foot pegs on my ninja 250 before. But i did use all the surface on my rear hear an there. The previous owner installed 190 50 17. Now i just bought Dunlop 190 55 17 hope they will turn better.
 

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I run the GT's on my C-14.... they are pretty amazing. The profile is a tad harder to turn than the old ST's, but the wear vs grip for a street tire is looney. They are no DOT race radial, but I can happily drag pegs 2-up and get 6-8K miles out of a rear tire.... on a 650lb bike, ridden like a spaz as often as possible. They are most certainly worth a set to try them out. :)
 

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So, I got the Angel GTs front and back. Have over 600 miles on them and I have to see I'm happy with the choice. It's just about as much grip as the Rosso IIs I was using for my riding. I'll be sticking with these until the next gen Angel's come out.
 

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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.
This sounds more in line what Id heard about these tires. Mixed bag of thoughts.
 

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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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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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