Rain/wet weather tire

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by CHINA_MAN, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. CHINA_MAN

    CHINA_MAN n00b

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    I searched but didn't find any relevant threads for a good tire in the rain. I'm daily commuting on my bike and interested in a high traction tire for the rainy season. Any good shop recommendations? My tires have 17k on them and are getting a bit slippery on the corners.
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  2. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Not sure what you are riding, but I've been running Conti Trail Attacks on a Tiger, and haven't found a better tire for mileage, cornering, or wet traction.
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  3. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    +Dirt Track Capability

    Highly recommended. :nod
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  4. HellsAlien

    HellsAlien a has-been that never-was

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    Yeah, fill out your profile so us know it alls can give you free advice!

    Today, you will need a paddle tire to get downtown!
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  5. Omi

    Omi 0o0o0o

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    17k? They must be hard as a rock if they can last that long. I like the Michelin Pilot Road 3 tires for the wet season.


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  6. nwdub

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    street? michelin pilot road 3, avon av55/av56 storm 2 ultra, metzler sportec m3, pilot powers, etc

    dirt? any knobbies suck on the road in wet
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  7. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    Preparing to get slammed... :evil

    I switched to Shinko Ravens and have been very pleasantly surprised with wet grip. Far cheaper than my previous Michelins and wear quite well too. I do 80 miles/day. FWIW, Shinkos are Yokohama rubber. On my budget and considering my main riding is commuting I would rather save the couple hundred bucks a year.
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  8. nwdub

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    i would go 005 instead of 009 raven
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  9. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.
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  10. Apple Jam

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    You bigot-ed Americans.....
    you're assuming he wants to be associated with US :puke1
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  11. Pro_Marinero

    Pro_Marinero Carbon Sasquatch

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    Haven't tried the 005's. I've used the 009's so far and been happy (1 front, 2 rears due to a puncture). I'll give the others a shot the next time.

    For the price I definitely don't feel guilty about trying the others out a little earlier.
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  12. fiftytop

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    Got these Avon Av49/50 Azaro on my SV... and boy did these come in handy the past couple days of this "watermelon" express!

    However, you won't get 17k out of them :D

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  13. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    $150 for the front and almost $200 for the back :eek1
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  14. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    Ummm...this is ADVrider, not PC-land.

    It also ain't any problem, other than the one you're making, for the OP to refer to himself that way. He might be someone who sells fine dining ware.

    And all the "Asian-Americans" that I grew up preferred to be called Pakes.


    :evil


    True, but it beats falling off. On a wet road in the Coast Range, they're worth their weight in gold. :deal
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  15. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Someone needs to watch the greatest movie of all time.

    Rub your knee so it's not so jerky.

    :D
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  16. 250senuf

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    Which is ... ?
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  17. Tosh Togo

    Tosh Togo Long timer

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    Go for Broke!

    Not pakes; these local boys were nisei or sansei. :lol3
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  18. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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  19. crackhead

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    Ive been bike commuting year round for a while now and have used Tourance EXP's, Shinko's, and TKC80's. I honestly cant tell the wet difference between the three. If you ride like you arent an idiot and have tires in good repair, I really dont think it matters much. YMMV.
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  20. FastMag

    FastMag Been here awhile

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    I like the Dunlop 616. Sticks well in rain and is kinda cheap.
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