scared of big tracks
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?
Went to the Bridgestone site and didn't see a "rain" tire listed. :dunce:If that is what you run in the dry, why not?
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.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.
:321 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. :laughWhy bother? You're scurred of the rain anyway. :sing
I did see those. :nono What are the differences?
What do the different tread designs do? Is one better traction than another?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.
Thanks for the info.i honestly see no reason to stay with one company for rains.. they are SO different that there is simply zero relevance to the DOT/Slick (no offense Tdub ). As i stated, the only reason i would go with the trackside vendor is to keep up good relations. If you are not at the track a ton, then get whatever tires you want, from whomever you want.. Again, rains have nothing in common with the DOT tires.
We do a TON of rain racing here in FL. The michelin Rains are very good.. can google a race tire distributor, i THINK Tommy Mason with Mason Racin would be the nearest to you.. call him up. He's just ice racing on the Wisconsin lakes during this time of the year
I *love* racing in the rain. It gives old guys like me a chance.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?