Bridgestone Batlax T30 Evo
First off, I'm not huge on going offroad, the thought of destroying my trusty steed irks me, the little i do doesn't require aggressive threads. Mostly dirt and gravel roads.
That being said, i do 99% of my riding on pavement, and so far the best rubber i placed between me and it have been the Bridgestone Battlewings. I have tried a couple other brands, none outdid the ol' oems, not even tires that cost me twice as much.
After doing some research, i decided to give the new T30 Evos a try. There were two major factors that influenced my choice: the price (about the same as the oems) and the 3LC technology. Of course, being a product of a company i already liked was a big plus.
My first set was installed at the beginning of summer. A 150(ZR) felt very sticky, but i was a bit hard on them, so i had to change the back tire after ~7000kms. I got another last week, i chose a 160(ZR), because i don't like the look of a narrow tire (lol).
I'm really glad i didn't follow the trend, and go for Pirelli Angel GTs or Michelin Pilot Roads (i'm usually a Michelin fanboy). Reading some online reviews, the Bridgestones sounded cheap and underwhelming. Now that i have tried them, i know better.
Also, i saved a lot of money.
Well played Bridgestone.
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