crashing aint so bad
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: santa barbara, ca.
Bike: 2005 red r6
Re: What tire pressure Bridgestone BT002 for track?
It's a tough one with those tires. I started at 28/28 cold and the front was perfect but the rear cooked. It ran up to 35 to 36 hot. I added a pound of air to cool it down and it did not make a difference. I ran the next day 28/29 Which is technically backwards for tire pressures. The rear still cooked up to 36 while the front was still at the perfect temp of about 34. I was running about mid pack in the A group so I may have been running a little faster than the tire were really designed for. They had good grip for a couple of laps and then they would fall off very quickly getting worse each lap. By the end of the second day I had to quit early as they would not provide any grip. The sad thing was that the tires still looked as if they had plenty of tread left to run. They were shot from being cooked. These tires are perfect for a solid B group rider that is running a good pace. If you are an A group rider that is pushing in the middle to upper 2/3 of the pack in lap times they will just not be able to handle the stress. They need a lot of cold tire pressure to get the tire in the operating range but wil not provide enough grip unless you run the lower pressures. I still love the bridgestone bt002's as a street tire. they are to me superior to the the 2ct's which would not handle the faster lap times very well.
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