Tyre Choices

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rosscla
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Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:52 pm

Open to a bit of debate tyres are like oil but let's hear your experiences.

Time for some new tyres on the Lince, I've had SIP Performers on (made by Vee Rubber I believe) which I can't say I've been wholly impressed with.

I have ScootSmarts on the GP which I quite like but not put a lot of miles on them yet.

I'm thinking of something with a bit more 'tread' on like the Michelin City Grip or the Vee Rubber VRM351 or Manhattan. Anyone tried any of these?

Other options?
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:36 am

I have never had any problems with Michelin s1's

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Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:51 pm

Michelin S1's are awful. Never known a tyre like it for tracking every line in the road. Avoid them like the plague. About the only thing you can say for them is that they last well.

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Sat Jun 08, 2019 1:13 pm

Doom Patrol wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:51 pm
Michelin S1's are awful. Never known a tyre like it for tracking every line in the road. Avoid them like the plague. About the only thing you can say for them is that they last well.
I find this with the performers hence changing them.
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Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:44 pm

Another vote for the SccotSmarts. Have them on my S3, only done 5 or 600 miles on them, but had no issues, and will definitely use again.

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Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:28 pm

Im using Conti Twists on two of mine and have had no problems with them at all

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:22 pm

Had s1’s on the gp,dreadful on the white lines . Got conti’s on the gp lynx, much better

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 7:22 pm

Heidenau K47 are a good all round tyre & they do them in a high speed rating.

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Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:21 pm

Dunlop scootersmarts

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Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:33 am

I've had some MC20 Monsums on my coop. SIP seems to be marketing them as rain tyres now. They weren't when I got them.
They are excellent in the wet. If I remember right.. they're good in the dry, but do wear quickly. My rear one is about half worn out inside 800km.
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