CopsRT Posted February 25, 2007 Share Posted February 25, 2007 It is again time to begin thinking about what tires to use in the upper midwest for a season of riding. I have tried 2 sets of Bridgstone BT020's with poor results (about 5000 miles on a rear). I have used 3 sets of Metzler Z6s(about 6000 miles on a rear). Crucial factors in tire selection/wear are weight (160# rider and no passenger), luggage (2 saddle bags, sometimes the tail trunk, and camping gear), speed (two lane roads around 65-70 and intestates 70-85), areas one rides (prefer the central states to the west coast, little east coast, so there fore a more coarse road surface), and experience (just got my BMW 300,000 mile award). I am looking for a good handling tire with better wear (dream of 8,000 to 10,000 miles on a rear). There seem to be several new options out there such as the new Bridgestone BT021, the Avon Storm and the Conti Road Attack. Any thoughts out there from all or any of you for this size/application. Thanks, Andy Link to comment
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