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    New tire model launches question
    on: Feb 17, 2021, 07.47 pm
    Feb 17, 2021, 07.47 pm
    Apologies for this basic question.  When tire manufacturers launch new tire models do they generally release all the sizes they will make for that model at the same time, or do they roll out additional sizes after the initial introduction?  I ask because I’m pretty sure I have seen examples where prior versions of a perfectly nice sport touring tire were made in Crosstourer sizes and are still available (e.g., Angel GT, Roadsmart 3) but the very latest version of that tire (e.g., Angel GT 2, Roadsmart 4) are not showing as available in Crosstourer sizes. 

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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #1 on: Feb 17, 2021, 09.23 pm
    Feb 17, 2021, 09.23 pm
    No, they don't.
    Mostly they start with the most popular sizes for the segment of that tyre and depending on the feedback other sizes will follow when they think it will sell.

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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2021, 09.34 pm
    Feb 17, 2021, 09.34 pm
    *Originally Posted by __Ray__ [+]
    No, they don't.
    Mostly they start with the most popular sizes for the segment of that tyre and depending on the feedback other sizes will follow when they think it will sell.

    Thanks Ray!

    So the bad news is we don’t always get the newest versions of tires when they launch, but the good news is if manufacturers do eventually launch the new version in Crosstourer sizes riders of other bikes must have tried and liked the new version enough to justify expanding their production to include our 110-80R-19 and 150-70R-17 stock size.
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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2021, 04.59 am
    Feb 18, 2021, 04.59 am
    The CT doesn't have a real odd size set for this segment.
    You can also look at this like when that newer tyre is not available for your bike at the launch it might be not the best type of tyre for your bike anyway.

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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #4 on: Feb 19, 2021, 02.09 pm
    Feb 19, 2021, 02.09 pm
    It's all down to the demand and the amount of units they think they might sell in a perticular size. The one thing that we have in our favour is that the CT uses the same size tyres front and rear to the older (non LC) GS and GSA, of which there are hundreds of thousands on the road around the world.

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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #5 on: Feb 19, 2021, 02.18 pm
    Feb 19, 2021, 02.18 pm
    Although.........the Angel GT II has been out quite a while now  and the 150 and 110 size's are still not available.

    (I would definitely try these if they where available)

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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #6 on: Mar 12, 2021, 11.44 am
    Mar 12, 2021, 11.44 am
    Hi,
    One thing I do notice on the rear tyre size - 150 70 17 on new tyre launches, is the speed rating "W"  (which is a higher speed rating that our CT "V" rating) is generally available sooner than the "V" rating . I don't know the reason for this or I don't know what bike this tyre fits, I assume its down to the reason  Younger06 said.

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    Re: New tire model launches question
    Reply #7 on: Mar 13, 2021, 09.52 am
    Mar 13, 2021, 09.52 am
    It’s great when a manufacturer brings out a brand new tyre because the previous one that I was more than happy with usually becomes a bit cheaper as it’s “the old version” . I’ll keep buying this version until it’s no longer available and then I’ll move on. I’ve had 2 sets of Bridgestone T30 now even though both times the latest, greatest version is the T31. Im putting another rear T30 on this weekend.

     



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