Sunday, 6 December 2009

19" Rubber Fetish

So GI and BP are pretty much agreed on the major and minor styling points of our FT, but what rubber to wear? Olde worlde Dunlop K70; el cheapo Cheng Shin C186; fashionable Firestone Blackwall; trad Dunlop K180; or modern Maxxis DTR1?

9 comments:

Giannis said...

i like the firestones but damn they cost a fortune.... i was happy with my CC ad they where hyper-cheap....

KrookStreetRacing said...

For looks alone, nothing beats the K180's, even if the Maxxis seem to be the most popular race tire here in Europe.

Depending on your rim sizes - is your rear wheel an 18-incher? If so, there is a road approved version of the K180's in a 19 front/18 rear combo.

Firestones are more of café racer/bobber tire IMHO.

Cheng Shin? Hm...no. It just sounds wrong.

/D

motoguru. said...

K180's get my vote.

Skylar said...

I'd say 2 or 4 for a "sideburn" bike... They're more what I'd expect on a dirt tracker.

Dimitri said...

I would also consider Heidenau tires

They have a 19 inch vintage racing tire. Check out the k34 rsw

http://www.tyres-pneus-online.co.uk/motorcycle-tyres/HEIDENAU/K34/

missinglink said...

I`m voting for the K180s , because I want to find out where you can get 19"ers from in the UK.

Russ said...

Buy some of these fellas and write 'Pirelli' on the side: https://www.domiracer.com/Comersus/Store/comersus_viewItem.asp?idProduct=98365

Perfect. Although they may look a bit strange with the cast wheels. Er, and I'm not sure how well they would deal with corners. Or straights come to think of it.

Russ

Dimitri said...

Sorry guys,

I thought we were talking about 19 inchers. The k180's are only available in a 19inch front and those fake pirelli's only as a 18 inchers.....

Skylar said...

Russ, I have heard bad things about the quality of Duros... explains the price. Good find though