Tire POLL

Discussion in 'Wheels' started by glider., May 16, 2009.

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What Brand Tires ?

  1. Dunlop

    507 vote(s)
    65.3%
  2. Metzeler

    118 vote(s)
    15.2%
  3. Continential

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  4. Avon

    67 vote(s)
    8.6%
  5. Bridgestone

    6 vote(s)
    0.8%
  6. Kenda

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  7. Pirelli

    14 vote(s)
    1.8%
  8. Michelin

    56 vote(s)
    7.2%
  9. Maxxis

    1 vote(s)
    0.1%
  10. Other (please specify)

    3 vote(s)
    0.4%
  1. glider.

    glider. BOT Machine

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    Let's see what brand of tire everyone is running on their bikes or what type you prefer over the others.
     
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  2. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Dunlop Elite 3 front and rear
     
  3. wildspirit97

    wildspirit97 Senior Member

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    I've had the best luck with Metzlers over the years, but the last one I bought was made in Germany instead of Brazil and my tire guy had a hard time getting it balanced. I'm not sure what the deal with that is but for know it seems to ride fine.

    Oh I guess I should add, I have used Dunlop, Pirelli, Continetal, Bridgstone, Avon, And Metzler
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2009
  4. Clint

    Clint Active Member

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    I'm running Metzlers since that's what was on it when I bought it. My buddy recommends them highly. I replaced the front this year and will most likely need a new rear next year.
     
  5. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    Dunlop fore and aft.
     
  6. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I'm running dunlops,but if they don't warranty my rear tire that is cracking between the treads I will be trying something else:(
     
  7. turnup

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    Bought a used Sporty a few years back. It never really felt that good at hi-way speeds. Rear tire wore down and needed replacement. Gave the Metzler 880 a try. The bike handled like a dream with it. Been using 'em ever since with out a complaint.
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Run Metzlers front and rear on my Sporty...liked them from previous running on all my Metric bikes since the early 80's...after the OEM Bridgestones and Dunlops wore out...! Main reasons: for best wear, performance, mileage and value...and always carry in wheel/tire to have mounted and balanced to save money over the long haul.
     
  9. Caper

    Caper Active Member

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    E3's front and rear
     
  10. Bait

    Bait Active Member

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    This issue of "Hot Bike" magazine has an interesting article on tires.