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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
 
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Mis-Matched tires

My rear tire has a slow leak that i cant find. Its very annoying! I need to replace it asap. I want to replace my current Bridgestone 020's with Pirelli Diablos but cant afford both front and rear right now. I know tires have diffrent profiles for diffrent applications, but would a Bridgestone 020 (fr) and a Pirelli Diablo (re) work? Or would it upset the bikes stability.
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-20-2005, 09:39 PM
 
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Is the leak in the valve? The front and rear are almost always different sizes, and even the same brand often have different thread patterns. The profile changes as the tire wears, so as long as you don't mix radial and bias-ply tires this should be fine.
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NO, you will be fine
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"Just make sure the right side tires match the left side tires, or the bike will pull to the left." -anonymous

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"Just make sure the right side tires match the left side tires, or the bike will pull to the left." -anonymous

That sounds like some good advice!
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"Just make sure the right side tires match the left side tires, or the bike will pull to the left." -anonymous


...thanks?
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I did it, i ordered a Pirelli Diablo 160/60 R17 rear to ride with my Bridgestone 020 120/60 R17 front. Thanks for the imput its really appreciated.

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They do rock! And GOOD LUCK with the mis-match! You have more faith than I...I could never do that!




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My rear tire has a slow leak that i cant find. Its very annoying! I need to replace it asap. I want to replace my current Bridgestone 020's with Pirelli Diablos but cant afford both front and rear right now. I know tires have diffrent profiles for diffrent applications, but would a Bridgestone 020 (fr) and a Pirelli Diablo (re) work? Or would it upset the bikes stability.
ive heard that the mis match will make the bike unstable but then again i dont think it will
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thats why i said i heard that i know that it dosent have an effect on the dirt so thats what i was getting at my bad
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Enjoy the mismatch!
I would dump the Bridgestone as soon as you can afford it.
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Enjoy the mismatch!
I would dump the Bridgestone as soon as you can afford it.
Exactly.

Mis-matching brands is a really bad idea. The front and rear tires are designed to work together, and every tire manufacturer has a different design. And not just profile either - carcass stiffness, sidewall flex, etc, etc.

*Most* of the time ... it won't be horrible and the bike is not going to be unridable, but it's not going to handle like it should. The other side effect is tire wear being increased.

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I personally don't think so, but I'm biased.

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Exactly.

Mis-matching brands is a really bad idea. The front and rear tires are designed to work together, and every tire manufacturer has a different design. And not just profile either - carcass stiffness, sidewall flex, etc, etc.

*Most* of the time ... it won't be horrible and the bike is not going to be unridable, but it's not going to handle like it should. The other side effect is tire wear being increased.

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The Pirelli front is coming soon. I just HAD to get the rear one because of the leak and didnt want another Bridgestone 020. Thanks everyone for the imput, i got exactly the help i needed
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I personally don't think so, but I'm biased.

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I personally don't think so, but I'm biased.

Laura
They are the best. There shipping is so fast and they give you 20% discount if you have a race card and you put their stickers on the each side of the bike take a pic and email it them.

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Speedworks do you guys do that? If so I might start getting my parts from you.
Nope. Of course, that's mainly because 20% off would be below my cost on a lot of things. While giving away stuff is fun, we have to eat

When you see racebikes with our logo and name on them, it's there because we built, tuned, or maintain the bike as we're actually a performance shop that specializes in sport bikes and works on them every day.

Or they're our bikes, since we're actually at many race weekends and NESBA track days every year to both compete and support our customers.

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Nope. Of course, that's mainly because 20% off would be below my cost on a lot of things. While giving away stuff is fun, we have to eat

When you see racebikes with our logo and name on them, it's there because we built, tuned, or maintain the bike as we're actually a performance shop that specializes in sport bikes and works on them every day.

Or they're our bikes, since we're actually at many race weekends and NESBA track days every year to both compete and support our customers.

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So you guys have a dyno and all those other goodies that set them up to go fast??
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