Old 04-17-19, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
A general question, in the sense that most bike tire companies actually seem to differentiate the "grip" capability of their upper level tires.
Eg Various snapshots below,
Michelin the Power competition best at Dry grip. the all-Seasons pretty great all round
Conti's "competition" tire, has an obvious texture you don't see in eg. the 5000s
Vitttoria's heatmap shows the Corsa Control best at grip
So it does seem, that if priority is grip, there tend to be better choices from the manufactures than the normal all-rounders that people all recommend.
I bought a pair of the powercomps two years ago since they were considered comparable to the gp4ks but 30g or so lighter. I was doing this big crit in Ohio and when I tried to jump across to a break, I hit a turn at 33 mph, had my front wheel stutter as it lost traction, and ended up sitting up and going off onto a sidewalk. Last race I used that tire on. Back to the gp4ks and nary a problem since.
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