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post #1 of 53 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sprint st 1050 tyres

So I know that this can be a controversial topic, however I've not needed to change the tyres on my bike for about 5 years, thanks to being mainly at sea and not having time to take the bike out much when I was home.

To that end, I'm rather out of touch with tyres for my bike.

I've got bt-021 on there currently and looking to get some good tyres for fun riding. The bike isn't used for touring so I'm not too concerned about preventing flat spotting the centre like on a normal sport tourer tyre.

Thanks in advance, Kim

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I haven't used very many different ones but Michelin Road 5 is what I'd go with.
They just feel right to me.
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Thumbs up Michie PR 5's or 4's

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I agree with Dave and Steve. Can't go wrong with the Michelin Road 5. I would say they are probably the top of the line, hard to beat. I have about 800 mile on my new Metzeler Z6 tires, so far so good. Grip is great wet or dry. Too soon to rate them on wear though. I found them for a great price and thought I would try something new.
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Cheers for the input, I'll look at them (PR5s)

Now the next question is...
Rear tyre is 180/55
Front is 120/70

Can I go 190 on the rear with a different profile at all? Would there be any benefit to running a wider tyre at all?

Same question for the front as well.

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You might get Stylin' Points at the local hang out but I think it would screw up the handling.
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Hi Max

as Steve said it will spoil the sharp handling of your Sprint, I tried it once years ago, all you'll end up with is a slower steering bike that won't tip in to corners as well.
Not really desirable.

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All to do with wrong size tyre for the width of the rim.

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Cheers for all the replies 🙂 I'll be getting a set of PR5s when I next change rubber

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Yes, stay with the 180 rear. I also love the Road5s. Have em on 2 bikes, and a third bike shortly.

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