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Old 11-11-2012   #151
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Re: Shinko Tires? Good? Bad? Ugly?

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TTTom: As a "Verified User" of Ravens, how does the front tire work/feel on the grooved highways with that center rib? I haven't seen a sport-ish type MC tire with a center rib since the 80s...
I've not noticed any problem.
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I'm trying to adapt to some new tires
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What are you running now? Did you go away from the Shinkos?
I've yet to run any stinkos on the Tiger. Trying a set of Shinko 705's. So far, I'm not too keen on them. Trailwings I liked a lot. Had a Metzeler Tourance on the back most recently that I liked a LOT but shagged pretty bad down at the Gap last month. The Shinko 705's are radically different, slower turning, feel like they want to fall over at parking lot speeds, and the buzzing/vibes under slow speed braking make my fillings want to fall out. The highway hum is minor and doesn't bother me too much, but I think the front [in the same size] might be a little taller and the rear [in the same size] might be a little smaller, and my theory is that it changed the geometry of the bike. Jury is still out though.
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