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Started by airfreek, March 30, 2015, 12:09:30 PM
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Quote from: Redlining52 on March 31, 2015, 12:53:46 PMWhy do you want to switch to Dunlops? Are you not happy with the Michelins? Want to go after Dunlop contingency? Or just want to try something else?
Quote from: MELK-MAN on March 31, 2015, 09:39:36 PMyou need to run the new michelin EVO that comes out this may . Fuggin awesome tire. there is no reason i should be running at the front with a top rider like Stefano mesa. no reason at all. The michelin tire is THAT good. i am lucky enough to have gotten an EVO front for 2 races at Daytona 2 weekends ago. TWO wins. as in beating everyone else. Then i used the SAME TIRE (not a new one, as we didn't have any more) and finished a very close 2nd to Stefano on his dunlops at Homestead miami speedway. His "home track". The dunlop is an AMA/DMG spec tire.. used by very talented riders that go very fast , for 20+ laps. the tire is quite different in carcass hardness to the michelin and especially to the pirelli (that is a softer carcass tire). you can't even move a dunlop tire when it's' off the rim. It's that firm. It's clearly a decent tire, and they pay some contingency, but i am of the firm belief, that a rider can go 1 second a lap faster on the michelin tire or pirelli. And i'm VERY certain michelin has the best tire in the paddock come May 2015. i got to race the REAR evo in December 2014 at our final FL region race at Homestead. I posted my outright, absolute, fastest ever lap on a 600 in my 12 years of racing there. That was on the OLD VB font .. that is very very good by the way. The new front is even BETTER. i highly suggest you at least try the new michelin before jumping off the dunlop ledge.
Quote from: airfreek on March 31, 2015, 10:00:49 PM Not disappointed with the michelins at all in fact I think they are great tires. I think its just more of wanting to try something else just for some different perspective. The last time I rode on something other than michelins was in 2007.
Quote from: airfreek on March 31, 2015, 10:06:58 PMThanks for the info. I have heard about how hard the carcass is for the dunlop tires and that is one thing that worries me a bit. I know ducs like a softer carcass front tire...plus as you have said the VB is a fantastic front tire.I plan on competing in the New Jersey round in the beginning of May. Will the EVO tire be available by then???
Quote from: Redlining52 on April 03, 2015, 10:56:44 AMI can't speak for Michelins as I've never used them, though I have heard good thing about them and there are some really fast guys running them. What I can say is that there are better tires out there than Dunlop. I switched from Dunlops to Pirelli and instantly dropped time, and that was going from a Dunlop Slick to a Pirelli DOT. I've been completely happy with the Pirelli tire but always like trying new stuff that comes out so may try the new Michelin a weekend when it comes out.
Quote from: Redlining52 on April 03, 2015, 12:59:14 PMI mount and balance my own tires most of the times and you can really tell a HUGE difference in the tires when it comes to that. As MELK-MAN said those Dunlop tires are so freaking stiff, they are a pain in the ass to mount because of that. I know with Pirelli and it sounds like Michelin the tire bend and is a lot softer.