3 X Tyre Options

Discussion in 'Tyres' started by Tratch, May 23, 2020 at 1:38 AM.

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  1. Tratch

    Tratch Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    Head spinning after hours of research but have narrowed it down to these options. I live in London, don’t ride in the wet and a mixture of commute and fast weekend blasts. Scale of 1-10 of aggression I’d say I’m a 7. Bike is an 2008 ST3 so no traction or ABS but suspension is well tuned Nitron Rear / K-Tech fettled front.

    Michelin Pilot Power 2CT
    Bridgestone Battlax S22
    Metzler Sportec M9

    Thoughts appreciated on these tyres only - don’t need more options
  2. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Put on your big boy pants and man up

    Oct 3, 2018
    Three Counties
    #2 Helmut Visor, May 23, 2020 at 8:56 AM
    Last edited: May 23, 2020 at 11:00 AM
    As you say you don't need more options I thought I would ignore that and give you a couple ;);)
    Because you want to commute as well I would suggest a sports tourer tyre as a full on sports option will flatten out very quickly with your commute so will need changing much earlier :):)
    Have a look at the Bridgestone T30 evo (were used by Ron Haslams race school) or the BT-023, the only real difference is they have a slightly harder compound in the middle to give you longevity with commuting but the edges are still a soft compound. It's what I use on my Mille and have never had an issue with spirited riding :cool::cool:
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  3. topbanana0

    topbanana0 Well-Known Member

    Mar 27, 2016
    South Wales
    If I were commuting, I'd use Michelin Road's.
    I'd like to think, at times I can ride with a bit of pace, and I couldn't tell between Michelin Power and Road's.
    You will get the benefit of double, or more mileage.
    Sorry to throw another tyre into the mix o_O
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  4. Tratch

    Tratch Member

    Jul 11, 2013
    #4 Tratch, May 24, 2020 at 9:56 AM
    Last edited: May 24, 2020 at 11:04 AM
    Appreciate these replies but I really don’t want new options. Commuting is about 20% of my use.

    Narrowed it down to S22 and M9 and leaning toward the M9 as it’s a newer design.
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  5. Shaun64

    Shaun64 Senior Member

    Feb 23, 2020
    Ive no experience with the s22 but I am on my 2nd set of s21s £200 fitted to loose wheels,they are excellent.
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