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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 03-10-2012, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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New Bridgestone S20 tire

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Guessing aimed at tires like the Q2?
I know that people always say this but I'm starting to wonder where outside of durability you can out do something like the Q2, at least for street use.
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I think this is 016 replacement.

I think their 003RS or 003 is more of a direct competition with the Q2 in terms of performance.

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Damn I thought it said $20 tire and then the responces talking about replacing the Q2...i nearly fainted.


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My prediction is it will feel just like the BT-016 Pro, with decent feel, good stability, non-twitchy progressive turning, and poor treadlife (like most hypersports). I have kinda become a Bridgestone guy, having tried Dunlops and Metzlers; had the BT-016 OEM, 016 aftermarket, 016 Pro, now looking to try the S20's soon. Looks like they have done away with the (3LC-5Zone) Std 016 tread since the 016 Pro (2LC-3Zone) , and are continuing this trend with the S20.

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The bridgestone website would make a good drinking game. Have to take a drink every time they say Moto GP

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My prediction is it will feel just like the BT-016 Pro, with decent feel, good stability, non-twitchy progressive turning, and poor treadlife (like most hypersports). I have kinda become a Bridgestone guy, having tried Dunlops and Metzlers; had the BT-016 OEM, 016 aftermarket, 016 Pro, now looking to try the S20's soon. Looks like they have done away with the (3LC-5Zone) Std 016 tread since the 016 Pro (2LC-3Zone) , and are continuing this trend with the S20.
I get better mileage out of the 003R/S than I did the 016. The center compound wears like iron. I wish more tires came with harder center compounds to maintain the profile under street use.

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I get better mileage out of the 003R/S than I did the 016. The center compound wears like iron. I wish more tires came with harder center compounds to maintain the profile under street use.

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How terrifying is the RS at like 40-55 degree temps? I loved the RS at the track, most predictable tire i've experienced (well for my skill level) and the wear was incredible, only moved on to a DOT race tire because it didn't have quite the outright grip. I just wonder what it would be like cold on the street?

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It was very good at the track in those temps - went to Laguna Seca in a cold December on them. Don't have any comment on street use, which means it's been ok and never done anything weird. I went out last night at 55F and was debating the S1000RR or the Buell 1125CR. One has Q2s on, the other 003R/S, but tire choice never entered my mind.

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Good to know, its a fantastic tire especially for the price. The way it would slide on corner exit was super confidence inspiring, kind of like hey whats going on, i think i'm sliding, yup sliding, well this is allright. Just so much feedback.

I'm not fast enough to get that kind of feedback out of a race tire, not yet at least.

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I think this is 016 replacement.

I think their 003RS or 003 is more of a direct competition with the Q2 in terms of performance.
the 003rs is way above the q2. it's more like dunlops's gpa's, metzeler race tec, pirelli super corsa, and michelin power pure's. it's a track tire you can use on the street basically.

they have a bt-16 pro out now. I just bought a set to try.
I still miss the bt-002rs. god that tire was the shit. I liked it more than the 003rs

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I'm thinking of trying a different tire this season, but I just love my 2cts so much.

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the 003rs is way above the q2. it's more like...michelin power pure's
How? The Q2 is better than the power pure

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I'm thinking of trying a different tire this season, but I just love my 2cts so much.
those things are old news dude.
michelin replaced those with the power pure 2ct years ago.
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