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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2016, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
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Can I install the Metzeler Racetec RR K3 rear with the Pirelli SC2 front?


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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-22-2016, 06:46 AM
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Can I install the Metzeler Racetec RR K3 rear with the Pirelli SC2 front?


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Yes you can, but manufacturers will say No...for liability and legality issues. Pirelli owns Metzeler, they have similar compounds and thread design...should be ok...
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Can I install the Metzeler Racetec RR K3 rear with the Pirelli SC2 front?


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You'll likely be fine with your choice there, but the long and short of it is with mixing tires/brands is that they might and likely will perform differently under different conditions. Personally learned this around a corner in the wet one cold afternoon. As Migr1 said however since the Metz and Pirelli are basically one company the rubber compounds are very likely the same or similar enough. Full disclosure: There's more to it than that such as profile and stiffness but I'm not getting into all that..


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referring to this, can i change the front tyre because of it's age (4 years) with the same one and leave the rear as it is? tires may be old but they look in perfect condision and they have only 2.500kil. Bike is sitting on 2 stand's most of the year and no sun or rain sees them. Will it be wise or stupid? I'm riding on road mostly with no xtreme angles and no track days.
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It's not recommanded but if they have the same profile V or U why not. it's at your risk. same model is the way to go.
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