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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-25-2018, 01:43 PM Thread Starter
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Tires for aggressive street riding

I read through some of the older forum threads and a lot of the suggested tires are discontinued.

Does anybody have any tire suggestions for aggressive street riding (no track)? Especially now since several new tires came out this month. Currently running the stock Dunlop Sportmax D214s and they are pretty terrible—no feel and they slide on mildly aggressive turns. The roads here are pretty bad (potholes, gravel, leaves, rain). Hoping to get ~5000-10,000 miles out of the tires. Mostly looking for a good balance between tire life, stickiness, and usability during suboptimal conditions. Cost does not matter but within reason.

Pretty torn between the Q3+, Pilot Power 3s, S21, Angel GT, Pilot Road 5, and the Power RS. Would have pulled the trigger on the Pilot Road 5 but I don't know how I feel about putting touring tires on my bike. Also they're so new I can't find a lot of reviews for them.

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No such thing as aggressive on the street, unless you're racing in the IOM.
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Letís say Ďspiritedí then. Even if we change the adjective Iím sure you understood what I meant and the question still remains.
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No such thing as aggressive on the street, unless you're racing in the IOM.
he wants aggressive tars... but probably wont check the air pressure or tell us what tires he currently has!
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Re: Tires for aggressive street riding

I keep up with all my maintenance including tire pressure using a bicycle pump. Though I admit that I slack on lubing the clutch cable. Not sure what you mean but the tires I currently have are in my original post.

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I couldnt stop rolling my eyes at the 5,000-10,000 mile comment...lol. Guess I missed it.

Better yet post pics of the "wear" you currently experience with your dunlops.
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Re: Tires for aggressive street riding

Was hoping to get that much since I ride about 600-1000 miles a month. Not really sure how long tires last since Iíve never bought any. Usually sell my bikes right around when I need new tires. Only started riding daily recently. Not sure where all this Ďflamingí is coming from. I never said I ride aggressively or that Iím even good, rather Iím hoping to ride a bit more aggressive and still be safe.

Iím sure the argument could be made that my skill is not sufficient to make use of the tire blah blah. Iím hoping for an actual response.

Never said I experienced any wear.

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Re: Tires for aggressive street riding

Not Power RS. That is more geared to the track and you will get terrible miles on that tire.

Try the PP3's or Q3's, both come highly recommended. You won't get near the miles you hope for, but it's not unreasonable to get 5k before the rear really squares off. It's a sportbike (race bike with lights) after all. Fuel mileage and tire conservation is not their strong suit.

Next tire change try a different brand and see how it compares.
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Iím really glad you steered me away from the pilot rs, that was actually my top choice at the moment.

What would you say is the difference between the pp3, q3+, and say the s21? Everyone says good things about all of them but nobody seems to compare tires.
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Nobody is flaming you, quit acting like a weiner. Pick a tire that you think looks neat, any of them will provide far more grip than you can use on the street.

But, more than likely, your quest will continue to find a super sticky tire because you just plan on being the fastest dude in the canyon, then you'll be back bitching about how it "only" lasted 3,000 miles, then we'll have a good laugh.

Then maybe, just maybe, if you stick around long enough, you'll do your first track day and realize that a mid pack Novice group rider goes 10x faster than you ever did on the street and you'll realize how insignificant it is trying to split hairs over grip that you thought you needed to ride on the street.
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