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Compound Tyres: are they worth the extra cost ?
Yep 62%  62%  [ 8 ]
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:39 pm 
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Compound Tyres: are they worth the extra cost :?:

I have always been put off by the price (tight wad) but am open to persuasion.

Those that have tried them please vote

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 12:54 pm 
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People are often led to believe the old Bridgestone 020's were dual compound, however they were NOT!! I cannot comment about the newer versions though :) So to that note.....I have never used dual compound tyres-but loved 020's :!:

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:04 pm 
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My CR has Diablo corsa III's on it, apparently 3 zone compound or something? I have noticed that they don't seem to be Flatspotting like the dunlop sportmax's I had on my Bolt (i'm not gonna compare the Uly)

Couldn't say if it goes round corners better than it would on other rubber as I have yet to change them, thinking about Road attacks when I do change them though

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 1:22 pm 
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Depends what sort of riding you do. I had a set of Dragon Pro's that were treadless at 2,500 Km's. I've now got Corsa III's with the same Kms and plenty of tread. Unfortunately the right hand side has a flat spot all the way round (still has tread on it, but it's now a different profile). I bought these for longer road life, but my cunning plan hasn't worked. If you do road and track something like a Corsa III will wear out the edges first on the track. If you have something like a Dragon Pro you'll wear out the middle tread first on the road - to reiterate - it depends what sort of riding you're planning :P


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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:30 pm 
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These have great write ups ... a few on here use them and rate them very highly

http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index ... otpower2ct

and these for a less sporty, more tourer tyre

http://www.michelinmotorcycle.com/index ... pilotroad2

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 2:38 pm 
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yes.

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:06 pm 
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the road pilot 2 look the best bet so far....... tests show them to be better than the rest......... dual compound

£213 a pair on ebay - confident I get them locally and fitted/ balanced for that.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-PAIR-MICHELIN ... dZViewItem

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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2009 3:08 pm 
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Compound tyres as opposed to?

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 1:19 pm 
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the road pilot 2 look the best bet so far....... tests show them to be better than the rest......... dual compound

£213 a pair on ebay - confident I get them locally and fitted/ balanced for that.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-PAIR-MICHELIN ... dZViewItem


Yep, think I paid £200 for a pair fitted at Bertie Woosters in Leeds. 4000 miles and they are still round, the Diablo's were shagged at 1500 miles.

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 2:36 pm 
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Fucking tyres again .....

As most people here are not registered racers, i would summise that most would not be able to take most sports touring tyres to their limit, so I doubt any of us will get anywhere near the limit on a track/sports tyre ...

I know of people , on sports touring tyres that can run rings around those on the real sticky stuff - it's about ability , judgement, focus and skill.

Buy whatever makes yer willy look bigger in the car park. I would suggest that standard pirelli corsas would even suit Valentino if he road a Buell


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This non skid tyre was all the rage once

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 4:57 pm 
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the phantom pieman wrote:
Fucking tyres again .....

As most people here are not registered racers, i would summise that most would not be able to take most sports touring tyres to their limit, so I doubt any of us will get anywhere near the limit on a track/sports tyre ...

I know of people , on sports touring tyres that can run rings around those on the real sticky stuff - it's about ability , judgement, focus and skill.

Buy whatever makes yer willy look bigger in the car park. I would suggest that standard pirelli corsas would even suit Valentino if he road a Buell



:clap: Once again Mr PP, nail hit firmly on head 8-)


........and I use Road Attacks because they're cheap and more importantly, I can get Maz to fit them on the rim without causing any damage like a lot of tyre 'specialists' do :x

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PostPosted: Mon May 18, 2009 7:01 pm 
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the phantom pieman wrote:
Fucking tyres again .....

As most people here are not registered racers, i would summise that most would not be able to take most sports touring tyres to their limit, so I doubt any of us will get anywhere near the limit on a track/sports tyre ...

I know of people , on sports touring tyres that can run rings around those on the real sticky stuff - it's about ability , judgement, focus and skill.

Buy whatever makes yer willy look bigger in the car park. I would suggest that standard pirelli corsas would even suit Valentino if he road a Buell


I agree ......... I am not concerned about my Willy. I just want more mileage outa me rubber. oo er :roll:

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 12:36 pm 
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the phantom pieman wrote:
Fucking tyres again .....

As most people here are not registered racers, i would summise that most would not be able to take most sports touring tyres to their limit, so I doubt any of us will get anywhere near the limit on a track/sports tyre ...

I know of people , on sports touring tyres that can run rings around those on the real sticky stuff - it's about ability , judgement, focus and skill.

Buy whatever makes yer willy look bigger in the car park. I would suggest that standard pirelli corsas would even suit Valentino if he road a Buell


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Mate - you would not believe how many years I have been bleeting away at any one who will listen about this EXACT thing.

Cant add any more to this so I won't even try


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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2009 1:26 pm 
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.......the Diablo's were shagged at 1500 miles.


You need a girlfriend you do :lol:


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