Mixing tire brands?

Discussion in 'Tire Information Center (archive)' started by Jbird6, Sep 25, 2018.

  1. Jbird6

    Jbird6 New Member

    Do any of you have experience mixing a pirelli diablo slick front with a usa Dunlop kr slick on the rear?
  2. bmart

    bmart Control Rider

    People feel very strongly about this sort of thing. I'm not one of them. I've mixed brands and models of tires many times over the years. So long as you understand how it is gong to make your bike feel, you should be able to manage those changes. I don't see this as any different than putting on a new tire at only one end of the bike. Of course, some combos will feel and work better than others.
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  3. Menotomy

    Menotomy World's Okayest Racer

    Take what Brad says with a grain of salt, he uses PB Blaster on his chain.

    Haha, just kidding Brad.

  4. bmart

    bmart Control Rider

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  5. andykurz

    andykurz Member

    I've done a similar PireLop combination with DOTs. It works. Doesn't feel terrible. I was burning up a leftover rear I had during CCS morning warmup practice. It's doable. This was on an SV which isn't really hard on rear tires. As you might expect, the front felt like a Pirelli and the rear felt like a Dunlop!

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