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I know opinions are like...well, you know.
I need new sneakers on the GPz. What are the recommendations? The size is 100/90/19. The current tire is a Dunlop Elite but it is in bad shape. The rear is a Kenda Challenger with plenty of life left. I'll probably just replace the front for now. The type of riding I plan on doing is commuting with some pleasure riding every now and again. I'm no knee dragger and I doubt I'll be riding in the rain much. Just looking for something reasonable, long lasting and safe.
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Yeah, I was leaning towards Metzlers. I remember those being the bee knees when I was riding last.
I looked at the Shinkos and did not see my size listed.
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He didn't say how much he wanted to spend. :)

I like my Sakuras, they hold the road really well. I will be buying a pair of Pirellas when I get the money.
 

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I have Dunlaps on one of my bikes....rubber is harder in center than the sides cause I don't do much canyon carving with it. Tread hasn't worn flat like some other sport bikes that are used mainly for commuting. Don't most makers have different styles for the type of riding one does? I was also told along time ago to use the same brand front and back..not that I do.
 

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Bridgestone BT45's.....they're easy to get, they're reasonably priced, they get good mileage and they do surprisingly well on the track.
 

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Bridgestone BT45's.....they're easy to get, they're reasonably priced, they get good mileage and they do surprisingly well on the track.
Easy to get, yes, $300 per set, not cheap! But if you work in a bike shop, yes, they are much cheaper! :wink:
 

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Easy to get, yes, $300 per set, not cheap! But if you work in a bike shop, yes, they are much cheaper! :wink:
Not to thread jack, but.....yikes, mine were about $200.00 and I got them through a dealership! Maybe, they felt sorry for me.
 

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Thanks for the suggestions everyone.
I have another question. Radials vs Bias. Is one better than the other? I thought I had read somewhere bias ply is better for the older bikes. True?
 

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You'll be hard pressed to find radials to fit your bike. I've tried, but they may be out there.
 
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