Originally posted by ochoa0042
Well I ride my bike everywhere I go, a diligent commuter. Austin, TX is also the 'hill country'.
--> I ride the roads fast and hard; this one road, Nameless Rd, is a very very fast, long sweeping
beauty, some corners have a little bank to em', so I have taken 70+MPH: I can do more,but not
just ready to risk it. (very clean road)-----Google -Nameless Rd, Texas 78641
--> Another Road, off of Volente beach, resembles the Nurburgring Nordschleife race track, hair-pin
corners, long-sweeping bends, chicanes, mountainous climbs, and a fast straight-a-way at the end:
the down-side, its right on Lake Austin so it has million dollar mansions being rebuilt, so this road is
dying-out because of construction sand & shit. (loads of fun) -----Google -lime creek, Texas 78641
--> There is also 2222, Bullick Hollow, City Park Rd, Spicewood Springs, 1431, Crystal Falls, Sam Bass, 2244, Oasis, CR-401A. Thats about it
--> I probably race around 17-20 Hours a week
> Im toning it down for the winter, b/c I dont want to buy the right gear, and that Im going to polish that signature large buell frame.
> Y'all dont understand how much Im relying on your posts, my tyres are dying
DemonRR - thanks, but no thanks
OK... first, let me say that I'm a diehard Dunlop tire person. So my recommendations will follow suite.
For the sake of longevity, I would recommend the Dunlop D220. You will get lots of miles from these, and they still offer pretty darn good all around grip. I am not personally crazy about the feedback from the tires. However seven to eight thousand miles from a set with decent grip is hard to argue.
You can run a regular street compound such as the Dunlop Qualifiers. These are supposed to offer decent mileage, but the last street tire I ran lasted about 3-4 k per set. I've got over that on the D220s so far. And I've heard that the D220 has better wet traction.
I wouldn't consider the GPs an option for the street.
Tires of the same type I discussed are available from other manufacturers, but I don't keep track of them. Dunlop does a good job for me.
Mileage/longevity = sport touring, performance/best traction = street compound such as the Qualifier.
Hope this helps some.