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    Tyre choice
    on: Apr 05, 2017, 03.33 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 03.33 pm
    So it's time to change my OEM Pirellis. Been quite happy with them, but tend toward PR4 trails (used Michelin for a long time and always Ok). Getting prices from my usual spot and was offered good deals (better than PR4's) on Bridgestone T30 (just under £220 ride in and out) or A40 (just under £200). What are people's experience of those particular tyres?

    Any info appreciated

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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #1 on: Apr 05, 2017, 07.57 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 07.57 pm
    Hi ukstu, As I have only had my CT for 10 months I have yet to change me rubbers!! :008: when I became the proud owner of my CT she had the Anakee 3's on, and I am happy with them :028:  and their wear life is good, Im not a Rossi so dont need high performance rubber and the 90/10 of the Anakee's alows me those little off road excursions I might want to make from time to time ,,,
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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #2 on: Apr 05, 2017, 08.07 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 08.07 pm
    I have the PR4 Trail on mine.

    They are fine and much better than the original Bridgestones.

    Will be replacing them yet again.

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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #3 on: Apr 05, 2017, 08.34 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 08.34 pm
    I got back from a 5 day tour of Scotland about 4 hours ago. I had new Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2's fitted before I went. Rode hard in a lot of heavy rain and windy conditions and found them to be just as secure and confidence inspiring as the Pilot Road 4's I had on 3 previous bikes. Clocked up 1500 miles without any butt clenching moments so I'm well pleased with them.

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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #4 on: Apr 05, 2017, 08.53 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 08.53 pm
    Another for Anakee 3s, never had any grip issues, wet or dry and they last for ages, well over 10k on a rear.

    Only possible downside is they can be noisey at sustained motorway speed.


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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #5 on: Apr 05, 2017, 09.21 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 09.21 pm
    Dunlop roadsmart 3s on mine can't fault them wet or dry
    Only done 1500 miles on them so I don't really know how far they will go time will tell.
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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #6 on: Apr 05, 2017, 10.08 pm
    Apr 05, 2017, 10.08 pm
    Done 7000 miles on original Bridgestones, they need replacing now, and ive been pleased with them, im no Cal Crutchlow, but i do like to enjoy the ride.
    I've ridden in very bad weather and they have been great.
    I'll probably go on recommendations from hear to try another make, maybe the Anakee 3, lots of you like them.
    Ride safe all.  :028: :028:
    keep it shiny side up !!!

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    Re: Tyre choice
    Reply #7 on: Apr 06, 2017, 08.47 am
    Apr 06, 2017, 08.47 am
    Thanks for the responses folks, much appreciated. My observation is that everybody is pretty happy with the tyres they have regardless of brand, which tells me they are all good and certainly good enough for the capabilities of most riders. It comes down to cost and longevity I guess? (And not being too brand loyal).

    Pistnbroke, which Brdgestones were the OEM ones you have?

    Need to decide and leaning towards the T30's TBH. They are a dual compound rear; the thing I've been disappointed with on the Pirellis and even the PR4 trail I fitted on my last CT was the squaring off after a fairly short mileage, which I never experienced with PR3's on my VFR800.

    Incidentally, my rear Pirelli has done 5k miles and ready for changing now.

    Stu

     



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