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post #971 of 1007 Old 07-09-2019, 06:06 PM
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We have all heard of the good/fast/cheap triangle. You can have any two, but not all three. I submit the same type of triangle exists for tires, street/dirt/perfomance. You can't have all three, you can only compomise for your riding style. Others may disagree, but the key word is performance. Obviously, a racing slick will be max sticky on pavement. But no good on dirt. A nice knobby dirt tire will be rough and noisy on pavement.

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You could try a set of Shinko 705's. If you don't like them you're not out a lot of money.
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I'm giving some thought to the Anakee 3. Not expecting any improvement off road compared to stock but they seem like a decent tire and don't cost much more than the Shinkos right now. Anakee 4 on the way or something?
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I'm giving some thought to the Anakee 3. Not expecting any improvement off road compared to stock but they seem like a decent tire and don't cost much more than the Shinkos right now. Anakee 4 on the way or something?
So $117 isn't much more for a set? I hear they may be discontinued for the Anakee Adventure.
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We have all heard of the good/fast/cheap triangle. You can have any two, but not all three. I submit the same type of triangle exists for tires, street/dirt/perfomance. You can't have all three, you can only compomise for your riding style. Others may disagree, but the key word is performance. Obviously, a racing slick will be max sticky on pavement. But no good on dirt. A nice knobby dirt tire will be rough and noisy on pavement.
Technically true, but I likewise submit that there's little practical difference for most of us. We're not riding anywhere near the limits of performance on our tires, so we're not going to see these compromises.

As for tire noise, well, that's one reason I almost always ride with earplugs in.
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So $117 isn't much more for a set? I hear they may be discontinued for the Anakee Adventure.
What's the $117 referring to? I haven't shopped around too aggressively but found the Anakee 3 set for about $200. Shinkos looked like they'd cost me $160 but maybe I need to shop around more.
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What's the $117 referring to? I haven't shopped around too aggressively but found the Anakee 3 set for about $200. Shinkos looked like they'd cost me $160 but maybe I need to shop around more.
I just compared them on Rocky Mountain's site. A3 $282 Shinko $165

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I just compared them on Rocky Mountain's site. A3 $282 Shinko $165
Oh ok. I originally saw them somewhere for $266 but recently noticed a set is only $210 at cycle gear.

The Shinkos are still being considered because they most likely do a bit better in the dirt. Not that I go there often, but I'd like to be comfortable when I do.
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Yo, guys, since this is THE tire thread, and I'm in NEED of tires for the bike I just bought (these poor bastards are 9 years old!!) I'm here to ask for a good ole' recommendation!

Pretty sure I'm not going to use this adventure bike AS an adventure bike. A grassy field or dirt/gravel driveway or road here or there, but mostly street riding. Street riding everywhere. And I want some good stick with that, long-lasting (the bike is my daily, now), and for it not to feel like a slick on wet pavement when I DO go onto those dirt/dusty areas or that grassy field/hill.

Completely worthless opinion when it comes to this recommendation, as tires are for performance and safety, but, I REALLY like the look of Shinko 705's. A less worthless note, is that I think my needs would come out to be a 90/10 or perhaps 95/5 onroad-offroad ratio. But probably no more than 85/15, like, ever. And 80/20 tires look like they're getting into the "sacrificing comfort, noise, and street grip for dirt performance" area.

Lastly, I ride in Florida, and plan to ride year round and (mostly) rain or shine. So they have to be good in the wet, but I assume most recs I'll get here ARE since they'll at most be sport-touring tires, and probably not pure sport, or race tires.

TLR; Need a rec for long-lasting 85%-95% tires that good in the wet, and good on the street. The bike is a k6 Wee, daily ridden as primary transportation, but I do wanna have fun and push the performance some, eventually.
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Yo, guys, since this is THE tire thread, and I'm in NEED of tires for the bike I just bought (these poor bastards are 9 years old!!) I'm here to ask for a good ole' recommendation!

Pretty sure I'm not going to use this adventure bike AS an adventure bike. A grassy field or dirt/gravel driveway or road here or there, but mostly street riding. Street riding everywhere. And I want some good stick with that, long-lasting (the bike is my daily, now), and for it not to feel like a slick on wet pavement when I DO go onto those dirt/dusty areas or that grassy field/hill.

Completely worthless opinion when it comes to this recommendation, as tires are for performance and safety, but, I REALLY like the look of Shinko 705's. A less worthless note, is that I think my needs would come out to be a 90/10 or perhaps 95/5 onroad-offroad ratio. But probably no more than 85/15, like, ever. And 80/20 tires look like they're getting into the "sacrificing comfort, noise, and street grip for dirt performance" area.

Lastly, I ride in Florida, and plan to ride year round and (mostly) rain or shine. So they have to be good in the wet, but I assume most recs I'll get here ARE since they'll at most be sport-touring tires, and probably not pure sport, or race tires.

TLR; Need a rec for long-lasting 85%-95% tires that good in the wet, and good on the street. The bike is a k6 Wee, daily ridden as primary transportation, but I do wanna have fun and push the performance some, eventually.
I've been a Michelin PR (Pilot Road) fan for years... started w/ the PR2's... (I've tried others in-between, including Shinko, Metzler, Pirelli, Dunlop, etc.)... However, just swapped out the stock for the new Michelin Road 5's... Suffice it to say, after about 400 miles, they're the best Michelin Road tire yet (IMHO)... in the north Ga twisties, and I believe one of the best wet trackers you can buy...

Pricey, but worth every penny...

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