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post #1 of 11 Old 07-03-2016, 04:56 PM Thread Starter
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Shinko 705 vs Trail Wing Fronts.

Which is better in dirt?

Which is better on the street?

Which is better overall?? (I guess this will depend on your riding style)
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Which is better in dirt? Shinko 705

Which is better on the street? Shinko 705

Which is better overall?? (I guess this will depend on your riding style) Shinko 705

the shinko 705 maty not be the best tire that exists, but it so much better than deathwings on every surface that you need not consider the deathwings again.
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I don't think I'll go with anything but a 705 on the front. Great all around tire and very, very long lasting. I may try a different rear this go around, but the front 705 is staying.

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I have a TW front and 705 rear, pretty good combo in my opinion.

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My Trailwings lasted a little longer and I couldn't feel the tread blocks at slow speeds. Other than that I couldn't tell much difference.

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I no longer go looking for a better tire, just looking to find out who has the best offer on the Shinko 705 (for a rear purchased last week, that was from BikeBandit on Amazon with free shipping).

Yes, they can be a little bumpy at slow speed. Yes, they can produce a little noise. But those are minor things. The overall package works for me and my riding style (almost all street, not all that aggressive) and I really like the price.

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I'm on my second Shinko 705 rear, and I like them. The only drawback I've seen for them at all is that they don't seem particularly long-lived when you ride loaded two-up. I got about 2700 miles out of my last one on a trip from NC to Maine and back. It was still serviceable at that point, but I had a second trip planned from NC to PA/OH that same month, and I didn't think it had that much life left in it. It might have made another 1500 miles, but I think I'd have been getting back to NC on a bald tire.

As for the Shinko 705 front, it seems unkillable so far. It has about 4200 miles on it now, and it has barely worn.

Mcdstrom, I got my last two Shinko rears from Rocky Mountain ATV; I think they were $84.00, with free shipping. I can't recall what I paid for the front. I'm with you; they suit my riding style, they work great for me, and they're cheap. That's a trifecta for me.

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I've been looking at the 705's, but one concern I've seen a few times, is that the front doesn't turn in as well/smoothly as other tires. I'm suspecting this is coming from a user with a street bias, and probably in the twisties at speed. Your thoughts?
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I didn't have any complaints of the stock Trailwings, and have about 1500 miles on the 705. My only complaint of it is that it had a noticeable "tread bump" at 33mph. It seems to be going away, but it would have been a deal breaker for me if it lasted the life of the tire.

BTW...the rear had a slight tread bump at about 25 mph also, but after a little over 2000 miles, it seems to have disappeared.

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I've been looking at the 705's, but one concern I've seen a few times, is that the front doesn't turn in as well/smoothly as other tires. I'm suspecting this is coming from a user with a street bias, and probably in the twisties at speed. Your thoughts?

Turn in? Your first ride with 705's will have you scratching your head about who would write "they don't turn in well". In fact, they practically fall into a turn. You will have to get used to them in that respect. Which just takes a few miles. There can be a squirmy feel to them for the first few hundred miles. Deep tread is likely part of that, but it isn't an issue if you know about it and just learn their feel. Their biggest surprise may well be how good they do in the twisties. I would say Battlewings are a bit more stable, but they are better than Trailwings ( front Trailwing isn't happy when pushing hard ).
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