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    tyre availability
    on: May 18, 2022, 06.51 pm
    May 18, 2022, 06.51 pm
    Bought 2 tyres today at the counter for other bikes I am servicing,
    The first one , a Metzeler Tourance 150/70/17 cost £103 stg. The second one , a Metzeler Tourance Next cost £113stg, same size. These are just take away prices ( I can fit them myself). They are both stamped 2022 manufacture date, Dealer told me he finds it very hard to get stock, gets half of his order every time. He's content to get basic tyres and refrains  from ordering the latest fancy rubber as he reckons this is where the suppliers are creaming it.
      I see tyres on line but prices are always a little higher, ( tyre leader, openo ). Does anyone deal with "cambriantyres.co.uk" ? they seem to be distributors to trade rather than an online outlet. Any other online outlets members are dealing with that I am missing please?

    Tom

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    Reply #1 on: May 19, 2022, 11.35 am
    May 19, 2022, 11.35 am
    The tyre dealer gave an example of the price hike in the latest tyre types-
    The Pirelli Angel GT in the size 180/55/17 (the most popular rear size for sports bikes etc) , he has for sale at £112 stg
    The new version -Angel GT2 in the same size is for sale at £158! a little over 40% price hike. His argument is - it may be better in a number of ways, say for example, a 10% increase in mileage but the cost increase will not justify this. Better to stick with the GT for overall value. I think he is correct, I had the Angel GT on the CT previously, great in every way, especially in the wet, I would'nt be paying £46 (€53.50euro) extra for the GT2 at the moment.

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    Re: tyre availability
    Reply #2 on: May 20, 2022, 08.17 pm
    May 20, 2022, 08.17 pm
    *Originally Posted by thetrecker [+]
    The tyre dealer gave an example of the price hike in the latest tyre types-
    The Pirelli Angel GT in the size 180/55/17 (the most popular rear size for sports bikes etc) , he has for sale at £112 stg
    The new version -Angel GT2 in the same size is for sale at £158! a little over 40% price hike. His argument is - it may be better in a number of ways, say for example, a 10% increase in mileage but the cost increase will not justify this. Better to stick with the GT for overall value. I think he is correct, I had the Angel GT on the CT previously, great in every way, especially in the wet, I would'nt be paying £46 (€53.50euro) extra for the GT2 at the moment.

    Tom

    I eventually got the Dunlop Meridian fitted.........as expected.......they are fantastic and I would highly recommend them.

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    Re: tyre availability
    Reply #3 on: May 21, 2022, 10.33 am
    May 21, 2022, 10.33 am
    Fair play Younger, great to hear you are happy with them. I looked at a on line review, he seems happy with them too, the only very small negative he had was , a stiff side wall with vibrations coming up through the bike, I had the Roadsmart first generation fitted years ago, and they were great but the same harshness was ever present.
    He also reckons they were designed to wear out at the same time ( front and back) so it will be interesting to see your long term review.
     He also showed a chart on Dunlop's trail and crossover tyres, it shows-
    Trailmax Meridian at 90% road 10 offroad
    Trailsmart max at 90 road  10 offroad
    Mission  50 road 50 offroad
    Mutant 80 road and 20 offroad.
    I have never heard of the Mission, They might suit my KLR650! I'll have to look them up.
    Thanks
    Tom
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    Re: tyre availability
    Reply #4 on: May 21, 2022, 06.14 pm
    May 21, 2022, 06.14 pm
    Regarding online suppliers.....I've used bikespeed uk and tyretec trading, both were good on delivery and price. That was for Avon storm 3d xm tyres that I have fitted on vfr750 and tl1000s. Great tyres for the price, been using Avon for years and really like them. Not sure what they do for the ct though?

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    Reply #5 on: May 22, 2022, 10.22 am
    May 22, 2022, 10.22 am
    Thanks Trevster,
    this is the links I am looking for.

    Tom

     



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