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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-15-2012, 05:44 PM Thread Starter
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OK.............for the FIRST time in 20 years of riding, I got screwed.....actually a screw in my rear tire. Sitting at Santa Monica, a buddy noticed a large screw in my tire. What do you recomend between the Michillin CT2's, and the Dunlap Q2's. I only have 1000 miles on my current CT2's, and need to replace the rear.

Let me know what you guys think...........mostly canyon riding....ACH of course.!!!
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:21 AM
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Q2s between those two for sure. They're about as good as I've experienced on street tires in terms of grip and life. I liked Bridgestone S20s too.
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I have a set of the S20s. AKDMA, how would you compare or rate them to the Q2s? Ive used pilots, metzlers, pirellis and the Qs are by far my favorite.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 09:59 AM
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I have a set of the S20s. AKDMA, how would you compare or rate them to the Q2s? Ive used pilots, metzlers, pirellis and the Qs are by far my favorite.
I feel like they both have good aspects. The S20s, I could always feel the rear sliding and it was very predictable. I put a couple of videos on youtube because I was having so much fun spinning them and it felt totally controllable. Of course that means I wasn't putting my power down effectively.

The Q2s, I feel like they're definitely a faster tire, I did a track weekend on a set and they did really well for street tires and I think they last a good bit longer. The only bad thing I found is that they were less predictable, when the rear slipped, most times, I wasn't quite prepared and it would kick fairly hard. My friend also crashed his bike right in front of me on Q2s and said he didn't even know the front was gone until he hit. So basically, I didn't get the feedback I'd prefer from them. I'd still recommend them though, I was pushing too much the few times they pushed back. I ran 30/30.

I switched to Michelin Power One and Power Cup soft race tires recently (for track use primarily) and they are awesome. The bike actually feels faster because the power's being translated to the ground so well. The front tire also has an amazing "V" profile and it's helped turn in and cornering stability massively. Check em out if you don't mind spending a little extra and changing them more often.

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I've ridden on a few sets of PP 2CTs, Power Pures, Q2s, and am running through a set of Pirelli Diablo Rosso Corsas. Get the Q2s.
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Q2's or if you want a crazy tire get the 003's first set of tires I've ever had the front wear almost as fast as the rear and I paid $278 to my door. Motomummy : fact I run those over the q2's but I'm a lot more aggressive than most street riders since I have canyons in my backyard

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OK...........Q2's it is. They should be delivered next week.....thanks
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 11:35 AM
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I feel like they both have good aspects. The S20s, I could always feel the rear sliding and it was very predictable. I put a couple of videos on youtube because I was having so much fun spinning them and it felt totally controllable. Of course that means I wasn't putting my power down effectively.

The Q2s, I feel like they're definitely a faster tire, I did a track weekend on a set and they did really well for street tires and I think they last a good bit longer. The only bad thing I found is that they were less predictable, when the rear slipped, most times, I wasn't quite prepared and it would kick fairly hard. My friend also crashed his bike right in front of me on Q2s and said he didn't even know the front was gone until he hit. So basically, I didn't get the feedback I'd prefer from them. I'd still recommend them though, I was pushing too much the few times they pushed back. I ran 30/30.

I switched to Michelin Power One and Power Cup soft race tires recently (for track use primarily) and they are awesome. The bike actually feels faster because the power's being translated to the ground so well. The front tire also has an amazing "V" profile and it's helped turn in and cornering stability massively. Check em out if you don't mind spending a little extra and changing them more often.

Some good detail there. Whats your youtube channel? I used the Q2s on the last track day I did but didnt notice any slip. Might be do to the fact I was on a R6 and not the R1. With the R1 I feel the real slip all the time but Ive just gotten used to it and for me its predictable I guess.
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I think they're definitely the best street tire I've ever tried and I've tried all of the good ones.
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