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whats the best tire?

my beautiful wife is buying me tires as a birhtday gift and im wondering what s the best tire as far as mileage, handling, wet traction, and even low temps cause i ride in the winter too.

im looking at continental road attack or sport attack. not sure need help on that one. give me your opinions with these two.
http://http://www.ridedirect.com/sho...=440&cat_id=42
http://http://www.ridedirect.com/sho...1097&cat_id=42

dunlop qualifiers
http://http://www.ridedirect.com/sho...1148&cat_id=40


Michelin Pilot Power
http://http://www.ridedirect.com/sho...=804&cat_id=41



please help me out and let me know which one you think is the best

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-23-2008, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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wow no one has an opinion?

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I'll have to go with the Conti's. While I personally like the Power's, they don't last. The Conti's will do significantly better where price and mileage are concerned. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it!
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I'll have to go with the Conti's. While I personally like the Power's, they don't last. The Conti's will do significantly better where price and mileage are concerned. That's my opinion, and I'm sticking to it!
what do you think of the conti sport attack and the dunlop qualifiers?

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They're good tires but won't last as long as the Conti road. You'd give up some grip in exchange for mileage, but on the street you shouldn't notice the difference in grip.
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I'd have to second Midas' reply. The conti's are a good street tire that has the widest range of usefulness on the street. If you had mentioned that you wanted the best grip, I'd send you to the Michelin's, then Dunlop, then the Conti's. But for mileage, it's just the opposite. Basically, I think they are all good tires, but have different uses.
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i see that the coniti roads are sport touring and then i see the conti sport attack which looks more for street bikes. i mostly use my bike to commute to work and i go on occasional rides when i have time. i see that the conti roads have deep tread pattern which means more mileage. the sport attacks no too much like the roads. i like to ride fast and go around turns pretty qucik too. nothing like motogp but pretty fast around bends. if the highway bends i really like to hit real hard at full speed. would the conti roads be able to handle riding like that on my R1. or should i go more towards the sportattacks and the qualifiers?

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i also ride in the winter time

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I had a set of the Conti Roads and got about 3,500 miles out of the rear with NO burnouts and the stickiness of the tires was a little scary at times....even with plenty of time to heat up. My personal favorite for good "mileage" and good grip is the Avon Storms.

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I'll through the Diablo Rosso into the fray. My favorite tire yet.

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I like the Metzeler Sport Techs def my favorite tire on the road, Not the longest lasting but i like them in all conditions

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so what s the best tires as far as grip even at low temps and wet and mileage

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Another vote for Powers here. Just wished they would last a bit longer.

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ok well after hearing everybodies opinion on hear and research on the web i've decidied to go with the continentals. thanks for your replies and i will definetly let you guys know how the tires work out.


one more thing if you guys need tires check out http://www.tireexpress.com.thats where i ordered my tires. they also have package deals and there prices are the best that ive seen so far. there shipping is real fast too. company is from ohio and im in new jersey. i made the order online sunday night and tires where at my door step before 12 pm tuesday. check them out. let everybody know what you think of the site

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so what s the best tires as far as grip even at low temps and wet and mileage


The key is the last word in your question. If you want "mileage"....you're usually gonna have to sacrafice some grip. There is no tire out there with super grip & will give you 15K miles.

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I use Michelin tire.... very durable and good grip.....
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