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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2016, 04:03 AM Thread Starter
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bias ply tires?

any of you using bias ply tires? if so, why?
it's late (or really early) and i'm bored so i started reading about tires. i'm not really seeing a reason where a street bike would perform better or have a more desired outcome from using bias ply tires versus radial tires. are they preferred for spoke wheels versus cast wheels?

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Can't bias tires carry more weight than a radial?? Think I remember reading that somewhere.

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Here is a short read from a Motorcycle tire dealer
Why do some motorcycles still wear bias-ply tires? - RevZilla
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I've got a mix on my Strat. Both are Michelin C2 and the front is a bias ply and rear is radial. Gotta say that I just love this setup. They grip the road like there's no tomorrow and I just love the way the front handles the curves. The weight distribution of the Strat lends itself quite nicely to having a stiffer front tire so when you get more aggressive in the turns it just want to stick to the road and carves I to them.

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