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Your favourite type of thread - tyres!

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by eidolon, Jan 14, 2014.

  1. eidolon


    Joined: Oct 31, 2002

    Posts: 13,861

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    I've currently got BT016 tyres on the Street Triple which are great in the dry but as most of my use seems to be in the cold and wet I'm thinking of replacing them with something a bit more appropriate.

    JHS is local to me and they've quoted the following prices for ride in ride out.

    Pirelli Angel GT £270.54
    Bridgestone T30 £289.54
    Avon Storm 3D-XM £250.00
    Dunlop Roadsmart II £245.00

    Firstly, does anyone have any experience with the above tyres? I rode the T30s at the Ron Haslam race school but that was bone dry so hardly a good test.

    Secondly, where's the best place to sell my BT016s? They're practically brand new so it seems a waste to bin them just because I don't like them in the wet.
  2. leigh_boy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 12, 2012

    Posts: 1,848

    Location: East Sussex

    i have used the avons, and they were good, but nothign gives me as much confidense as michelin 2ct.
    as for selling ebay!
  3. eidolon


    Joined: Oct 31, 2002

    Posts: 13,861

    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    2ct in the wet? I didn't realise they were any good in the wet
  4. ZedPowered

    Wise Guy

    Joined: May 7, 2008

    Posts: 1,733

    Location: Bristol

    JHS did my Storm 3D XM fitting on my ZX6R. Probably the best tyre I have ridden on. Stupidly grippy all year round, even this morning!!
  5. unKle

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 1,261

    Location: Kent

    Road tyre that's good in the wet and exceptional in the dry? Michelin Road Pilot 3's.



    Mate runs them on his '09 Fireblade, gets near on 10k out of a set.

    Once my Dunlop Sportsmarts have worn out I'll be fitting a pair.

    I know tyre threads are a bit like pub chat, one man's gravy etc. But you only have to do a search to see how well received these tyres are!
  6. Woogie


    Joined: Nov 18, 2011

    Posts: 2,561

    Location: Caddington

    I've had road Pilot 3's on the last 3 bikes and loved them. Got about 8k out of them on my last bike before the bike got binned and at around 3k on my current set and they still look new, I ride 5 days a week through all weather and do approximately 75mile a day. Love them.
  7. Fireskull


    Joined: Oct 31, 2006

    Posts: 9,657

    Location: Eastleigh / Winchester

    My next tyres will be Pilot 3's also.
  8. Shimmy

    Man of Honour

    Joined: May 30, 2007

    Posts: 5,566

    Location: St A

    Pilot 4's are just about to be released also.


    Joined: Sep 26, 2005

    Posts: 875

    Location: Midlands

    Just had Angel GT's fitted to the 'Blade. Have only ridden in the wet with them so far and haven't had any slippy issues at all. Looking forward to seeing how they fare in the dry :)
  10. Ish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 11, 2006

    Posts: 1,747

    Location: West Midlands

    I use PR3's on my ZX6R and I ride every day in all weathers. They are the best tyres I have used so far.
  11. Snaggle


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 3,278

    Location: Northants

    road pilot 3's here.. love em
  12. agnes


    Joined: Dec 1, 2006

    Posts: 15,814

    Location: San Francisco, CA

    I literally got a pair of PR3's fitted yesterday, replacing BT026's. I was laughing in my helmet this morning when I was pretty much cranked over to the edge at 60 coming off the motorway with TONNES of grip left. They are effing fantastic tyres! I hope they give as much confidence in the dry.
  13. Scythe


    Joined: Jun 23, 2005

    Posts: 5,227

    As said, PR3's are brilliant. I used to have them on my SV and they were fantastic.

    I'm riding on Pilot Power 3's right now, which is the next step up in them for sports bikes, but they're nowhere near as good in the wet, I found out the hard way..