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Need new tires.... how about these????

Well, time for me to replace my tires again. Previously I was running on Bridgestone BT-016 Pro Hypersport. They were ok and lasted kind of long - which is what I was looking for. I don't need a high performance tire because I don't really do any kind of competitive riding, just commuting back and forth to work. Once in a blue moon I'll take it through the canyons and mountains to challenge my riding skills. However, I'm a dad now, so I have to tighten up the budget a bit more and my pleasure riding days are now on hold until the little one is old enough. I was looking at the Continental Sport Attack. It has good reviews on Bike Bandit's website. I'm just curious if anyone here has any knowledge of them? Thanks!
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Longevity, cold / wet performance, commuting, spirited riding ... sounds like Pilot Road 5s.

Great value / performance.

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What about the Pilot Power 2CT?

Also, has anybody heard of The Visor Shop? When I look online, that shop pops up quite frequently. Are they a reliable source to purchase tires from?
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Sport Attacks are not bad but they are OLD, just like the power 2 CT. If you want long life go with the Michelin Road series or Road Attacks as those are meant for touring, Power and Sport Attack series are sportier and wont last as long.
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For a really good price contact TJ from Riders Discount. You can find him here on the forum.

Very good prices and excellent service.

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I'm using Bridgestone Battlax BT023s for my commuting needs. I have put 5k miles on them with no issues and they still look like new. After a double rebate error in my favor, I ended up paying $60 for both shipped to my house lol.
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Are they better than the BT-016 Pro Hypersport? Those only lasted for over 7200 miles. The Pirellis that came with the bike lasted over 9100 miles.

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I'm using Bridgestone Battlax BT023s for my commuting needs. I have put 5k miles on them with no issues and they still look like new. After a double rebate error in my favor, I ended up paying $60 for both shipped to my house lol.
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BT-016s are budget tires, BT-023s will be stickier and last longer.




All companies kept one of their older models to serve as their entry level, cheap, tires. Power 2CT, Diablo; those are tires from 15 years ago, the BT-016 is only slightly newer, 9 years ago, can't recall when the Sport Attack came out, but should be around the same time the BT-016.


For commuting you're wasting money on sport tyres, touring tires will be safer and last longer as that is their intended use.
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Longevity, cold / wet performance, commuting, spirited riding ... sounds like Pilot Road 5s.

Great value / performance.

Good luck.

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+1 for this, I used the PR5's for a while and they are excellent for commuting, twisties, cold and wet conditions. Never had a problem and allowed decent amount of grip in the dry.
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Sport touring tires are more capable than people give them credit for. Here is my Versys rear tire, Road 4, last year at Deals Gap:





Here is the rear tire of my S750 after a local ride in the mountains, Road 5:





Nothing comes close to their performance in the wet and/or cold roads.
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