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Metzeler Rennsport

only ridden on track on pirelli diablo supercorsa pro, if anyone has used the rennsport let m eknow how they compare

thanks

Yep I've used them a while ago mind, from what I can remember the did the job no problem at all.I usually use Race Tech slicks, or SC's now.

thing is john i have just found a place that will supply fit and balance them new for £160was thinking for that sort of money they will probably last just as long as a couple of sets of part worns

That's a good deal, I'd go for that, and yes you're right about lasting longer.. People take them off and sell them for a reason.Unless you're buying a set that's only done a few sessions, or at the most a day, you're better off with the new set.I take the used one's of my 600  and fit them to my road R1 because they loose side grip when the get hott after a couple of laps.I've just looked in the loft and I've still got a Rensport that'll be fitted to my R1 pretty soon. It's a good way to get a bit of money back by selling your part worns to people who can get some use out of them.I used 7 rears and 4 fronts this year.

how long would you usally run a set of tyres, and how will i know when they are worn outthe front on mine looks compltely fooked, and the rear looks like it is starting to chunk on the one sideand they ahve a deep bluey haze all over them

FatBoyTim wrote (see)

how long would you usally run a set of tyres, and how will i know when they are worn outthe front on mine looks compltely fooked, and the rear looks like it is starting to chunk on the one sideand they ahve a deep bluey haze all over them

There's a lott of reasons why tyre do or don't last.. Tyre pressures, suspension set up, weather conditions.I usually change a rear every couple of TD's and a front every 3 or so, depends how they are wearing, and what tracks I've been too.Croft and Mallory are a couple that springs to mind that bugger the right hand side of the tyre quickly, where as Cadwell and Donnington seem a bit kinder all round on the tyres.If it's cold a rear is usually shot after a TD with cold tear.When a rear tyre is shot you can feel it moving around when you're cranked right over trying to get out of a corner. I've never felt that from a front one as I change them regularly.The Blue you see on your tyres is normal for tyres that have been through a few heat cycles.If they look fooked and you're not happy with the look of them change them as it will be in the back of your mind.

Rennsports are the same tyre as the supercorsa of that era, with a different tread pattern.Rennsports are old stock, hence the good price. I purchased several over last winter and they have been jolly good.

i think i might try a set, i would imagine they will last me a few (3 - 4) track days as a set f worn lasted me two and i aint that quick yet

Another +. for rennsport tyres from me . a decent trackday tyre in road compound.Also available in softer compounds.

cheers for the advice folks

John.. wrote (see)

The Blue you see on your tyres is normal for tyres that have been through a few heat cycles.

It also means they have been through their heat cycles and are fucked, they are only designed to go through 5-6 heat cycles

Mike Hunt 2 wrote (see)

John.. wrote (see)

The Blue you see on your tyres is normal for tyres that have been through a few heat cycles.

It also means they have been through their heat cycles and are fucked, they are only designed to go through 5-6 heat cycles

I was going to mention summit along those lines, but I've had my road tyre's turn Blue without them being on track.They'd be more than OK for the road.

John.. wrote (see)

Mike Hunt 2 wrote (see)
John.. wrote (see)

The Blue you see on your tyres is normal for tyres that have been through a few heat cycles.

It also means they have been through their heat cycles and are fucked, they are only designed to go through 5-6 heat cycles

I was going to mention summit along those lines, but I've had my road tyre's turn Blue without them being on track.They'd be more than OK for the road.

No they wouldn't

Yes they would.

hungry (not verified)

your turn les,

I wish I had changed my SC pro earlier.  Tyres might look good but the heat cycles combined with the track riding ruing them quickly.  I did 3 evenings and a track day on my SC.  during the first session at Rockingham, went over the rumble strip and, IMHO, the tyre was so soft and flimsy, it pinched against the wheel and blew.  Ending up sliding down the track at 70.  My leathers took a battering, but I was unhurt.  Once the tyre was removed I could crush it in my hands with ease.  IT was so soft which suggested the carcass was no longer solid.It might seem expensive changing tyres every 2-3 track days, but it's cheaper than leather and bike repairs (as I'm finding out!).I'll be buying tyre warmers now, to take them to 3 track days before I change.PS, Pirelli own Metzler.  Racetecs are the same tyre as Pirelli SC pro. 

I have a metzeler rennsport front tyre 120/60/17 for sale, brand new still has label and laser printing on it...looking for £50...07983787271

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