07/27/15 at 6:09 am #69270
julesRegistered MemberRideCBR GuruPoints: 28,81307/27/15 at 10:35 am #69277
dan5291Registered MemberRideCBR RegularPoints: 2,310
So shiny and new!! how do they ride?07/27/15 at 11:37 am #69280
74demonRegistered MemberRideCBR GuruPoints: 48,542
You said “boots”…I thought you would be wearing them!
How do you like them? Last time I put touring tires on mine (an attempt to get more mileage out of a set), I hated them. They probably would have been alright had I not been commuting a canyon.
Currently running Bridgestone S20 EVO…. Like them so far.07/29/15 at 4:48 am #69308
julesRegistered MemberRideCBR GuruPoints: 28,813
Oh, I do have some new ‘boots’ too….snazzy white and black RST’s :-)
I bought the Bridgestone T30’s based on a few reviews I read about them, that for touring tyres they grip very well in all conditions yet are also long lasting. One review I read the guy said he had them on a bike and went for a couple of week’s very hard touring with lots of sport riding thrown in the mix … He said the grip felt awesome and there was absolutely no sign of wear during the tour covering 600 miles or more.
I ride around Wales country roads, which are a mix of long sweepers and tighter bends with good long fast straights in between … they are generally race track smooth. I have only been out a couple of times on them and even though they are still scrubbing in I can’t find fault with them, the grip and feedback feels as good as it ever did with the 600RR, but then again, perhaps I do not push my bike like I once did.
I really am quite reserved these days, a mix of just bimbling along with the occasional spurt of hard acceleration and chucking it around some nice, ‘well known’, bends for fun.
It was a different story when I first bought the bike back in 2009, I just went everywhere at warp speed. Strangely, despite the throttling back of my riding, I’m enjoying it as much or even more…
I guess it really is just all about the ride :-)
When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace...08/02/15 at 7:40 am #69370
pacemakerRegistered MemberRideCBR AddictPoints: 5,910
I’ve tried the former Bridgestones (020’s) & they seemed fine. Compared to wot tyres used to be like (in the old days) we are spoiled for choice. I remember when I got a set of Pirelli Phantoms on my Kwaka & marvelled that they actually gripped in the wet. There is nothing wrong with the odd slow(ish) ride now & then Jules. The main part of the “Live to Ride” philosophy is the word “Live”
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