Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Bridgestone has an update for the Battlewing called the A40 (kind'a catchy name, don'cha think?), and they claim better longevity as well as better wet traction. It still is a so-called 90-10 tire.
What surfaces do you ride on? The Shinko does good, maybe 80-20 traction, but is low mileage. Mine made a tread noise, but maybe that was mainly the front. Factor in the cost of getting the tire changed at low mileage if you don't do it yourself. For pavement-only, Michelin Pilot Road 4 might be the best wet traction tire and good life. Bridgestone T30 is lower cost, not quite the wet performance. Avon Storm 3D X-M is claimed to have good tread life.
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