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    tyre recommendation

    hi guys,

    i need a new rear tyre, this is the first time i've had to change so i really don't know what to go for.

    i wont be donig any track days

    i've had a look though some other posts but i still dont know what to go for

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    A very subjective issue, everybody has their personal favourite tyres but I doubt many have had the experience of the majority on the market.

    For what its worth, I didn't like the triangular profile of the Michelin Pilot Power on the road and prefer the Bridgestone 014.

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    just got off the phone with a seller

    i can get a rear 014 for 170euro and a 016 for 190euro

    another choice i have is dt08 i can pick up a set for 250euro or a rear for 150euro

    according to him the dt08 heats up faster and has better grip in the wet than the stones

    not much difference in price so which do ye reckon is the better tyre between the two

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    Again, is only my opinion but have heard a lot of good things about the new 016 and its multi-compound construction but have not tried them.

    Never used the Dunlops but some love them, a lot hate them...

    I'd be more concerned with what you are running on the front if you are looking at replacing the rear only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by V8-Powered View Post
    Again, is only my opinion but have heard a lot of good things about the new 016 and its multi-compound construction but have not tried them.

    Never used the Dunlops but some love them, a lot hate them...

    I'd be more concerned with what you are running on the front if you are looking at replacing the rear only.
    the current front and rear are Metzeler i'm at work at the moment and can't remember the model

    if i was to go for the stones i would leave the front, theres still life left in it but if i go for the dt08 ill get the set

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    Raven, if your front tyre is a Metzeler you need to put the same spec Metzeler tyre back on the rear too. You really don't want to be messing about fitting different makes of tyre on the same bike fella . Either go for a new Metzeler rear as i've said or replace both front and rear with something like Michelin Pilot Powers

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    As LEGS said mate you need to stick to the same 2 tyres so if theres life left in the front just get a new rear save swasting money getting a new front if you get both its down to personal preference the top tyres to get are as follows Metzeler sportec M3's which i use and are fantastic tyres the Pirelli diablo corsa III's and the michelin pilot power 2CT's any of these tyres are damn good tyres it may well take a few years and a few sets to find the tyre that suits you

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    I third that, what ever you do dont mix tyres I did once about 7 years ago, I was advised that it wouldn't make any difference. Michelin front and a Dunlop rear, it's a nightmare I dont know if it's dangerous but it just doesn't feel the same at all. I always had Dunlop sportmax and swore by them I just seemed to get loads of feel with them, at the mo I've got BT 014's and dont like them at all. The best way of finding out without spending loads is find lots of mates with different tyres and tap free rides lol

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    the Metzeler's that are on it at the moment are sportec m-1, the front is roughly at 90%, i wont be replacing it untill the next rear is due, unless i have to..

    i'm going to stay with the m-1

    tks guys for all the help

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    Personally I would fit the same rear if you do not intend changing the front very soon....
    Metzeler and Pirelli tend to mix well but that's about it.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by raven46 View Post
    the Metzeler's that are on it at the moment are sportec m-1, the front is roughly at 90%, i wont be replacing it untill the next rear is due, unless i have to..

    i'm going to stay with the m-1

    tks guys for all the help
    Very wise choice fella, but its always good to get other opinions mate

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