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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    I saw a lot of dot race tires do the same thing at the Supershow that year.It was about -20,and the tires froze and when any weight was put on it,that was the result.Street tires are hard and tough for more than just mileage.
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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    Might want to open that question by saying what you ride and exactly what tires you are riding on.

    I can confidently advise that at -22C very soft compound tires will literally shatter and fly to pieces.

    ... the sidewalls are all cracked too. Tire was 1 season old.
    I ride a CB500X with TKC80 tires, might try out the Anlas winter tires in the future.

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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by MacDoc View Post
    wow ! did they deflate or is that surface cracking ....
    Amazing enough mine still hold air, but the scary thing is that once they got warm again they remain brittle. I checked it in summer time and could still peel any of the knobs off by hand. Take away should be; don't even store your expensive competition tires in sub-zero storage, I'm certain that the rubber formulation is what determines the safe storage and/or operating temperatures for any given tire.

    .... and now a whole bunch of people are wondering about those little cracks in their sidewalls.

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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    When I rode in the winter, I used small CC bikes - my last a Ninja 250. I changed over to cheap Duro dualsport tires and ran 18PSI fromt and 15 in the back.

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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    Back on topic, a friend snapped a photo of a guy on Taunton Road in Oshawa out yesterday on a cruiser just as the snow was arriving.
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    Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    Shoot I thought I saw someone yesterday on a cruiser as well. Hard to tell I couldn't get close.

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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    Quote Originally Posted by Trials View Post
    Might want to open that question by saying what you ride and exactly what tires you are riding on.

    I can confidently advise that at -22C very soft compound tires will literally shatter and fly to pieces.

    ... the sidewalls are all cracked too. Tire was 1 season old.


    I think the coldest I have ridden (was with Metzler Tourance tires) is -18c and they worked surprisingly well. Your experience certainly underlines the difference in compounds.

    ..Tom

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    Re: Who's still riding? (Fall 2017 / Winter 2018 edition)

    I've been to -18 with Bridgestone Exedra tires. They too, worked just fine. I bought a new bike mid winter and surprised the shop by riding my trade-in to them.

    Quote Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
    I think the coldest I have ridden (was with Metzler Tourance tires) is -18c and they worked surprisingly well. Your experience certainly underlines the difference in compounds.

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