CAR Race Tires on the Street?

igotyofire

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Jun 25, 2003
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Anyone do this? I just got a front tire race take off for really cheap(bridgestone Bt003. But i was reading online some people dont recommend using this type of tire on the street for heat cycling issues As well as the tire requires hot temps to work properly. Other then the melted rubber bumps all over the the tire, it felt normal on the freeway on the way home.

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braap
Sep 3, 2007
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The only issue I've run into is the constant heat cycling we run into around here. When you run canyons you tend to heat up a tire and cool it down over and over again, and when you do that a race tire tends to get hard as a rock in about 1000, 1500 miles.

That rubber is rubber that was picked up off the track when the tire got really hot, it will go away after your first ride most likely.
 
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igotyofire

igotyofire

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Jun 25, 2003
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The only issue I've run into is the constant heat cycling we run into around here. When you run canyons you tend to heat up a tire and cool it down over and over again, and when you do that a race tire tends to get hard as a rock in about 1000, 1500 miles.

That rubber is rubber that was picked up off the track when the tire got really hot, it will go away after your first ride most likely.

does it heat cycle from just regular freeway use too? id assume so, i actually put like 70 miles on just now and its still not all gone, the sides are looking nicer though after i went through the canyon. But i cant even push hard anyways.

What happens when the tire hardens, takes longer to heat up? or just wont get as soft. So i probably shouldn't use this tire on a oneway 250 mile trip to las vegas? the tire was like 70.00 bucks installed, was kinda hard to pass up that price
 

squid

braap
Sep 3, 2007
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Heat cycles come from hard canyon riding, they wouldn't get that hot on the freeway unless you were really heavily loaded or going like 150mph all the time. When they get hard they just don't grip as well. I wouldn't hesitate to take that tire on a trip, but on an unrelated note, be careful in Vegas--their roads are super slick for some reason.
 

Snafu

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Aug 5, 2001
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Take your bike to a bike night and ask the posers/squids if they can do that to their tires. LOL
 
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igotyofire

igotyofire

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Jun 25, 2003
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Heat cycles come from hard canyon riding, they wouldn't get that hot on the freeway unless you were really heavily loaded or going like 150mph all the time. When they get hard they just don't grip as well. I wouldn't hesitate to take that tire on a trip, but on an unrelated note, be careful in Vegas--their roads are super slick for some reason.

IC i think i do notice the edges of the tire do feel harder already, must have been from the track use! even if they harden though its probably more then adequate for street use and canyon carving....not like anyone should be pushin tires like these to their potential on the street anyways id assume?




Take your bike to a bike night and ask the posers/squids if they can do that to their tires. LOL

lol wouldn't that make me the poser!
 
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igotyofire

igotyofire

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Jun 25, 2003
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any input for how they are in the rain? it rained on me today & i realized winter is comming soon, heh
 

Junkie

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Jan 11, 2006
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considerably softer rubber designed to work well at much lower temperatures than dry pavement tires... meaning if you run them in the dry they don't last long at all.
 

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