My next rear tire will be a 190/55. That will give the cornering of a 180 with the straight line traction of a 190. Should be an excellent all around tire. Also, if ya have the tiny bit of extra cash, go for a dual compound. If you are unfamiliar with a dual compound tire...they have softer rubber on the edges for improved cornering with a standard/harder rubber down the center of the tire for better straight line wear. Michelin Pilot Power series has several different dual compound tires with a diagram to show compound surface area on tire. While Michelin may not be the ultimate 'top-of-the-line' tire, they are a great tire at a reasonable price.
my bike came with the 180/55 on it, and all the replacements i have done have been 180...i am gonna try out a 190/55 this spring and see how that works. Bigger tires look better too The 929/954 were known for the quick turn-in anywayz, so i dont know why anyone would want to step down on the rear to make it turn in faster...I think it might be a little too snappy, so i am gonna move on up to the beast size. Is the overall tire circumference any different from 180/55 190/50 and 190/55? Just wondering if it has any "gearing" effect
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