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I checked the stealer and they want $210 for a stock rear tire. What other brands do you run? I found a metzeler m1 180 55 for $100. Also found a michelen plot race 190 50 for $110. Seems to be a good deal. Who runs these?




Also considering the continental contiforce max for $115 shipped.

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As of right now I'm hooked on the M1's I relly like them.

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As of right now I'm hooked on the M1's I relly like them.
Are they track material? That is what is on the RC and I am debating of riding them at Grattan or reskinning with Corsas

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Re: metzeler m1s

The Metzler Sportec M-1's are a good dual track/street tire for most riders. I'm sure you'll like them unless you're pushing really hard.

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Re: metzeler m1s

I only do street riding. I am planning a trck day this summer but dont know if this tire will last. I just need a tire to run to finish out my front. I have narrowed it down to 3
metzeler m1 $125 shipped 190/50
michilin pilot race $125 shipped 190/50
perelli diablo $125 shipped 180/55


I havent had any expeience with any except the perelli. Like I said it will be 95% strret tire commuting for work till they wear out and I will probably go with a sport touring. I dont know which will give me the most mileage. I wanted the cheapest but there all the same price. I thought of a take off but by the time I pay for it and shipping I will have $80 and may as well get a new tire.


I need to order it in the next few days as I am on my wear bars now.

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Do not, I mean do not get the Pilot Race......

If you only do street riding you will burn those tires up quick..... They are race tires and will get destroyed in the heat cycles..... quick

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Are they track material? That is what is on the RC and I am debating of riding them at Grattan or reskinning with Corsas

Never been on a track, but they perform very well for me on the street. Since I suck and am slow, any tire would be a good tire for me on the track .

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Re: metzeler m1s

I am thinking of the diablos. My last set had 3500 miles before I sold it. It still had plenty of tread left but was cupped pretty bad.
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Re: metzeler m1s

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I only do street riding. I am planning a trck day this summer but dont know if this tire will last. I just need a tire to run to finish out my front. I have narrowed it down to 3
metzeler m1 $125 shipped 190/50
michilin pilot race $125 shipped 190/50
perelli diablo $125 shipped 180/55


I havent had any expeience with any except the perelli. Like I said it will be 95% strret tire commuting for work till they wear out and I will probably go with a sport touring. I dont know which will give me the most mileage. I wanted the cheapest but there all the same price. I thought of a take off but by the time I pay for it and shipping I will have $80 and may as well get a new tire.


I need to order it in the next few days as I am on my wear bars now.

Ashkicker,

I had the M1s on when I got my 929 - great tyre, plenty of grip, good feedback and turn-in, I changed to Powers about 3500Kms ago and love them - Haven't been able to fault them in many varied road conditions - yet to get them onto a track so can't comment about extreme use...although, I get up early on the weekend and ride a local twisty pretty hard, my rear tyre get used from shoulder to shoulder so I reckon they get a reasonable work out.

I wouldn't put a Power Race onto my bike because they're as soft a butter - I was looking at one the other day and could leave marks in the surface of it with my finger nail !! - sure felt sticky though...which could cause problems for your front tyre as with a super sticky rear you'll start pushing the front a lot harder.

A lot of the guys in this forum swear by the Pirelli hoops, I've never used 'em, so can't comment, but I have heard from guys who have used Diablos and M1s and they say they are nearly identical in terms of feel (I guess the Corsa version would be stickier though).

What front tyre are you running ? - that should have a significant bearing on what you want to put on the rear...there's plenty of words in this forum devoted to supporting a matched set of tyres on your bike for optimal performance.

Good luck with your choice.

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Re: metzeler m1s

I won a set of M1's from another site and used them. I personally didn't care for them, and I wore thru the rear tire in aboot 1700mi. That is doing nothing more than my normal riding style. On the street. I have since switched to Dunlop 208's and they have been ok. But I am going to go with the Powers on my next set since everyone seems to rave about them.
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Re: metzeler m1s

I still have the stock 012 on the front.


Actually the m1 is $15 cheaper, I didnt notice that.

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Re: metzeler m1s

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I still have the stock 012 on the front.


Actually the m1 is $15 cheaper, I didnt notice that.

...well, I guess if you're just wanting something to run the front out with then you might as well grab the M1 given it's the cheapest of the bunch you're looking at.

However if you can afford it, I'd encourage you to buy a set of Powers and dump the old front - it must be just about cut by now anyway ?

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