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Hello all I currently have a 2004 R6 and I'm needing a new set of tires thanks to my front being almost bald in the middle. I am trying to find a tire with a nice hard center with med/soft on the sides for riding in the mountains, but I also need them to be able to warm up kind of quick. I have Michelin Pilot Power tires on it now and they are a good tired but when I go riding on the weekends (Palomar Mountain for those Socal people) They sides just don't get sticky enough. Thanks for your time!
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I just put on 2CT's, if you want to stay Mich I'd go with those. If you just want bang for the buck most people are going to recommend Q2's.
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I think now that I look into things I will get the Power pures. And I have rode my friends bike with Q2's and I really do not like the tire.. It has good traction and gets nice and warm quick, just don't like how quick you "tip" over or how quick it falls going into turns..
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I think now that I look into things I will get the Power pures. And I have rode my friends bike with Q2's and I really do not like the tire.. It has good traction and gets nice and warm quick, just don't like how quick you "tip" over or how quick it falls going into turns..
Understood. FWIW I didn't care for that initially, the feeling if tipping fast, now I love it. Once I started to trust the tire it became pleasant to turn fast...
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From what people are telling me the Power pures will have the tip effect more than the tires I have now but not as bad as Q2's, so depending on how this set goes I might switch to Q2's. I am only going to be in Socal until mid April then its off to Washington State, and I don't think there is as good of riding up there even during the summer months.
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I think now that I look into things I will get the Power pures. And I have rode my friends bike with Q2's and I really do not like the tire.. It has good traction and gets nice and warm quick, just don't like how quick you "tip" over or how quick it falls going into turns..
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basically all in all this my 4th set of tires and 3rd set of michelins. 2 sets power 2ct and 1 set of pilot power. 1 brief stint with dunlop q2s. the michelin tires are amazing. night and day difference. i love the profile of the tire and the way they "fall" into turns and easily allow you to switch direction. the 2cts are nice and the softer sidewalls warm up quicker and provide nice grip. what i like best about michelins is the fact they give you warning when your about to step out as well. i rode dunlop q2s for 2 weeks and hated them they felt unresponsive and didnt like the profile at all never could get comfortable with them.
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