Any recent tire upgrade opinions? / brands / models to stay away from?

DaveC

Member
This tire tech talk section of the forum has got a lot of dust on it.......certainly tires have been updated since it was last alive.

I'm considering upgrading tires as my current pair are embarrassingly older than I'd like to admit.
Sad part is they have plenty of tread depth and no cracking, but age and hardness is my concern.

So for someone who isn't stacking miles on his bike-a fair weather rider with no destination in mind and no plans on going too far.......

Is there are recommended sport bike tire to look at or better yet a brand or model in particular to stay away from?
 

Jboat

Member
Honestly you can’t go wrong with any of the leading manufacturers and it’s all down to grip vs tire life preferences….

Ive tried most of them over the years and the only ones I avoid are any that are made in China. But that’s just a personal preference and not based on experience….

I love my new Q3+‘S…
 

FZ1riderNY

Moderator
This tire tech talk section of the forum has got a lot of dust on it.......certainly tires have been updated since it was last alive.

I'm considering upgrading tires as my current pair are embarrassingly older than I'd like to admit.
Sad part is they have plenty of tread depth and no cracking, but age and hardness is my concern.

So for someone who isn't stacking miles on his bike-a fair weather rider with no destination in mind and no plans on going too far.......

Is there are recommended sport bike tire to look at or better yet a brand or model in particular to stay away from?

Stay away from, I don't know, but I just installed a set of Bridgestone S-22's and they are excellent. I just came off a set of T-31's and decided to step up and get the S-model tires for this season. For the price, in my honest opinion, you can't go wrong with the S-22's.
 

DaveC

Member
Thanks for the reply, I went with the Michelin-pilot-power-2ct tires.
mostly because of the $60 rebate they were offering and going off Cycle Gear employe recommendation.

my previous tires were 2009 model battle ax and still looked good , probably should have stuck with those.

So far so good with these new ones, I only have 25 or so miles on them so still in break in period.
 

Ironkev

New Member
They're all good. If your on a budget run the sale from cycle gear. If you have some cash run the PR5's
 
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