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Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:16 am

These two latest tyres from Bridgestone and Pirelli are not on the KTM website as being an approved choice.
Has anybody tried them yet? The reports are really good for both of them.

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by kaivalagi » Thu Aug 29, 2013 12:49 pm

Using GTs, so far so good. There is a thread started for them. I haven't seen the T30's...
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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Mon Sep 23, 2013 9:21 am

I also like the sound of the new Avon Storm 3D XM so it will be a choice of 3 stes when the time comes.

If anyone has any experience of any of these 3 tyres I would appreciate the feedback.

Michellin PR3 have lasted about 7500 miles so far and will probably get me through the winter. Been a good tyre but I like to try the latest tyres as in my opinion they will be an improvement.

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by kaivalagi » Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:21 am

Well after riding in the wet with the GTs I think the PR3's are better for it to be fair....the GTs have stepped out twice in the wet where the PR3's wouldn't have had. Still a nice all around tyre and maybe better / slower wear rate (we shall see) but the PR3's are the kings in the wet I think.
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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by MCmarc » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:48 pm

Hi, guys.

I just mounted a set of T30s to the SM-T. I have a big ride planned after World Superbike in Monterey this weekend and will report back. The stock Contis went 3122 miles before the rear was very close to the wear bars; there's maybe 300-400 miles left in the rear. With the big trip coming, I decided to change a bit early.

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Wed Sep 25, 2013 1:18 pm

Thanks for the feed-back guys.

I will get the winter out of my PR3's and have new tyres put on for next summers trips to Spain and the IoM. As long as I can get 5-6000 miles out of them I will be happy.

Should get 8000 out of the PR3's, which is pretty impressive.

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Thu May 08, 2014 8:58 pm

Choice made, tyres ordered and bike booked in for a service, it's first MoT Test and a new set of Avon Storm 3D XM's ready for a trip to the Pecos Mountains for 10 days in June.

I read everything I could and decided after 8000 miles on PR3's I wanted to change. The money saved on the tyres (220) covered the cost of fitting with a bit left over for a tank of petrol.

Apparently they will work better in the dry but not quite so good in the wet, which is fine by me. My Sportsmarts were great in the wet and dry but only lasted 3000 miles so i hope the new Avons give me at least 5000 miles.

I will let you know......if your interested!

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by Muppet » Fri May 09, 2014 9:01 pm

Always interested to know how others are getting on with different tyres - especially in terms of grip and mileage!

Let us know how you get on with them.
This is what I do with mine....

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Fri May 30, 2014 9:11 am

New tryes fitted at the weekend and two weeks till we get on the ferry at portsmouth for 10 days in the Pecos Mountains.

Decided on the Avon Storm 3D XM after reading reviews and checking prices.

Apart from them being flat when I got back from the garage as the shop had used a dodgy valve core (then wanted £11 to replace, after I had spent £460 on service, tyres and MoT) they are now working fine.

Only been out in the wet so far (50 miles) and not scrubbed in yet but seem very stable compared to the PR3's. (upto 120 mph)

Will let you know whow they perform in Spain over 2500 miles of motorways and twisties.

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:08 pm

Well it seems I dropped a b-----k buying the Avon Storm 3D-XM. After a trip to the Pecos Mountains and a mysterious groove appearing down the centre of the rear tyre I have sent pictures to Avon for comment.
They want it back to test and I have been advised not to ride on it.
No offer of a replacement so if I want to ride my bike I have to pay for a new tyre. Bit of a pisser when I was planning the British GP this weekend and a trip to the IoM in afew weeks to visit family.
Lost the back end on Saturday in the wet but going in a straight line when it stepped out while trying to accelerate past a line of cars so decided not to risk it anymore. Especially with the other half on the back.
Anybody had any similar experiences with Avon Tyres or seen anything like this concave groove in the centre of the tread?
After 40 years of riding I have not sen this before.
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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by kaivalagi » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:57 pm

I'd be asking for them to arrange a replacement so they can get the troublesome tyre...
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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Thu Feb 26, 2015 3:16 pm

Update - Got a replacement tyre from Avon FOC and sent the damaged one back to them. I have chased for an answer to the damage I saw but they are telling me there was nothing wrong with it. I find that hard to believe and think they are covering something up.
The new tyre has only done 1000 miles so far and there is no sign of the same damage so it must have been a dodgy one.
Tyre is ok and handled the Pecos de Europa fine but think I will be fitting some new PR4's for this years trip to Switzerland in June.
The PR3's were great and lasted over 6000 miles so happy to go with the newer version.

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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by kaivalagi » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:23 pm

Yep, PR3/4 in the future for me too, best all rounder for me...wish they did them for my Rocket tyre sizes too...
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Re: Bridgestone T30 or Pirelli Angel GT

Post by manxzulu » Wed May 20, 2015 9:45 am

Bike serviced, MOT and new PR4 tyres fitted this week ready for Switzerland in June.
Kept the Avon 3D-XM to put back on at some stage. Plenty of life left in them yet but don't trust them on wet roads and not great in the dry.
maybe I'll make a swing for the kids with them!!!
Looking forward to trying the PR4's around the Scottish Borders this weekend then Switzerland for 12 days and the IoM for the Southern 100 in July. (best road races in the world)

Anybody else tried them yet and have you moved from standard 32 psi f&r?

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