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Old 01-16-2013, 06:16 AM   #1
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Picking up a spare set of rims to have just for when it rains at the track but now the decision on rain tires. What do you guys run/recommend?
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:41 AM   #2
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I would recommend using the same brand as your dry tires.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:17 AM   #3
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Bridgestone?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:36 AM   #4
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If that is what you run in the dry, why not?
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:39 AM   #5
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riding in the rain is WAY more about the rider, than which rain tire you use.. but it would make sense to get them from your current track side vendor. get some pointers from a local fast guy at your track. Smooth is the key, and it's best for now to do the braking while upright in the rain.
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:59 AM   #6
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Re: Rain tires

Why bother? You're scurred of the rain anyway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:04 AM   #7
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If that is what you run in the dry, why not?
Went to the Bridgestone site and didn't see a "rain" tire listed.

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riding in the rain is WAY more about the rider, than which rain tire you use.. but it would make sense to get them from your current track side vendor. get some pointers from a local fast guy at your track. Smooth is the key, and it's best for now to do the braking while upright in the rain.
My local track sells Dunflops. Talking to some guys that used to run a few years back that (like Tdub said) it's best to stick with one company.

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Why bother? You're scurred of the rain anyway.
I just have to remember that when I go down in the rain to hang onto the bike. I learned that from this one prodigy I got the opportunity to ride with once.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:13 AM   #8
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http://www.bridgestone.com/products/...index.html#wet
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:23 AM   #9
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well i dont agree about riding the same dry and wet tires. just like with dry tires you have to try them and see what you like best. there actually are alot of options, they have tread design differences, ie regular tread cut and waffle (i believe is how its reffered to) cut. i personally like the waffle cut pirellis even though i ride dunlop gpa slick drys. pirrellis have a little more of a spongy feeling that i love in the rain. best bet is to just pick some up and see what you like. only thing i recommend is that you make sure to check the prod. date before you buy only because rains get used less obviously, so they have a tendancy of getting left around.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:24 AM   #10
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I did see those. What are the differences?

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well i dont agree about riding the same dry and wet tires. just like with dry tires you have to try them and see what you like best. there actually are alot of options, they have tread design differences, ie regular tread cut and waffle (i believe is how its reffered to) cut. i personally like the waffle cut pirellis even though i ride dunlop gpa slick drys. pirrellis have a little more of a spongy feeling that i love in the rain. best bet is to just pick some up and see what you like. only thing i recommend is that you make sure to check the prod. date before you buy only because rains get used less obviously, so they have a tendancy of getting left around.
What do the different tread designs do? Is one better traction than another?
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