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post #1 of 2 Old 06-03-2011, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Just installed Conti RA 2's ....

I got 5,000 out of the trail wings. The rear was flat in the middle and down to the wear bars on the side. Like a pyramid with a flat top. The front wore pretty weird. Good tread in center but wear bars on the side? A perfect v shape. Bike handled well but have a long trip coming up so i got the RA 2's.

Not sure about these yet...

Very rounded profile but then again, the old tires were wore to a different shape which made turn in pretty quick.

So far the RA 2's seem "lazy" ??? More effort to turn in due to different profile? I know as a tire wears, it is a gradual handling change as the shape changes etc.

they seem to stick real well, track good, but just seem to be a little lazy on the flickable end... will see about mileage.
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post #2 of 2 Old 06-03-2011, 03:37 PM
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Very rounded profile but then again, the old tires were wore to a different shape which made turn in pretty quick.

So far the RA 2's seem "lazy" ??? More effort to turn in due to different profile? I know as a tire wears, it is a gradual handling change as the shape changes etc.
Eh? I'd think the flat worn old tire would be lazy.

I just took the Wee out to test the new tires (Anakee 2) and EBC HH. I was focusing on the brakes so I forgot I had changed tires. Bike felt like it wanted to fall over when I turned it, oops! the old tires were definitely a bit flat down the center.
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