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Tires: what do you guys recommend? Ive have Metzler M5 now.

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Gotta excuse Andrew's blunt answer but there are a billion threads here about tires.

My preference are pirelli diablo Rossi corsa although I am currently running a q2 that I find to be a very good tire as well.

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Andrew must be a special guy. I cant believe he even wadted time to comment. I asked because i want to know from those that have an sp1 not those usless articles that use a 600/1000 bike on track... And would be nice to know how the tires handle in the wet.
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Andrew must be a special guy. I cant believe he even wadted time to comment. I asked because i want to know from those that have an sp1 not those usless articles that use a 600/1000 bike on track... And would be nice to know how the tires handle in the wet.
Hello, Viking911.
Saw your posts, but unfortunately I've just been running 'round.
Andrew is an upstanding, no nonsense & no BS kinda guy. Just like me. Except that I'm an Ordinary Guy & not a Marine & that does kinda make him special. I know for a fact that he meant no disrespect, & he's as regular as they come.
As for your question, I run Metzeler Sportec M5, both front & rear. I ride in a very dry & dusty climate & would never ride my baby in the rain anyway. However, based upon the wet portion ride of the street tests done for these tires on SportRider.com, these tires were on the top of their group for both wet & dry surface traction (On The STREET). Their evaluation of the tires' traction on dry land is spot on with my observations on the slippery streets of Riyadh. Lean angles on these are very good for moderately aggressive riding & when the rear does tend to slide, it is predictable & not sudden. The wet traction of these tires were outstanding & impressive for the SportRider staff.
The only other tires that were better than these were the Dunlop Q2s & Bridgestone S20s, in that order. The Bridgestones were better than the Dunlops in the wet portion tests in the street. And this is most of what I remember from reading the article on the SportRider.com website.
So, you made a wise decision to get the Metzelers in Oslo, where it's wet a lot. Good choice.
By the way. I had an aunt that lived in Oslo, Norway. Does that count as being from around there ?
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Viking,

To be fair to Andrew, you never took the time to ask a question that someone could actually answer. Best tires for what? Q2's have great grip but wear out really fast if you are just commuting. There is no "Best" tire, there are tires that are good at specific things and not as good at others.

Ask a specific question, including how you plan to use the tire, and what you are looking for, and you will get a specific answer.
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Andrew is a cool guy. He's contributed a lot to this forum. Don't jump on here and criticize people you don't know. It's obvious, you haven't taken the time to look for answers.
There are a hundred or more tire threads. There's been four or five just this year. And there's lots of information that will be pertinent to your question.

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I like round ones. Square tires suck!

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Andrew must be a special guy. I cant believe he even wadted time to comment. I asked because i want to know from those that have an sp1 not those usless articles that use a 600/1000 bike on track... And would be nice to know how the tires handle in the wet.
You should have asked about wet performance then: Check this out




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And would be nice to know how the tires handle in the wet.
The M5 is one of the best wet-weather/low temperature hypersport tire available.
But it does wear out quicker than most.

I like the BT016ís because of cost, good grip, decent wet-weather grip, but not great in lower temps and wet-weather.

Trying out the Bridgestone S20ís now, seems to be a better tire than the 16ís, wet weather grip is much closer to the M5.

With the current tire technology, you canít go wrong with any of the hypersport tires, all are very close in performance.
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I had the b16 when I got the bike and the let go in tight corners a bit to often. I ride in Norway:-( wet cold short summer. . M5 stick everywhere but only lasted one season about 8000km. Maybe thats not too bad... Appreciate the info. Im going to look at the b20.
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