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Advice please

Does anyone have any advice on Shinko tires?
I am thinking of spooning on a pair of the Verge
Duel compound sport touring tires. Up tiil now
I have always been a Bridgestone man but egads
the prices.
Your thoughts please.


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never used them... im running pilot power one series and ive been really happy with them, i have lil over 2k miles on them and they still look almost new

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Shinko Raven 009s are solid performers for a fantastic price.
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In my experience Shinkos are a great inexpensive and sticky tire but -like most soft tires- they wear quickly.

Shinko bought the rubber formulas and tire molds from Yokohama; i.e. they're good quality tires.

* I'm running Michelin PR3s currently

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I've used bridgestones, continentals, michelines, and shinkos.

continental and shinko are my favorites, and shinkos are about half the price.
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Shinko Raven 009s

Following the advice of several riders here, I put on a set of Shinko Raven 009s in March 2013. After nearly 6,000 miles, the rear is beginning to square off (flat, straight roads here in Florida) but the front appears new. Will replace with Shinkos. Have ridden Dunlops, Michelins and Pirellis but the Shinkos seem to wear best for me.

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I have the 009`s , for about 5000 miles or so.
I am not unhappy with them at all, but there are better tire`s out there.
The 009 is NOT a sport tire if that is what you need then look at the
shinko sport tires
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Does anyone have any advice on Shinko tires?
I am thinking of spooning on a pair of the Verge
Duel compound sport touring tires. Up tiil now
I have always been a Bridgestone man but egads
the prices.
Your thoughts please.
On my recent ride to D2D 2015, I paired up w/ two BMW riders, one on an F800GS carrying a pair of Shinko E-705 dual-sport tires he had installed in Whitehorse. The ones coming off had 10,000 + miles, and were his third or fourth set.

Probably my next set will be the 705s...!

I personally had great experience w/ Continental ContiMotions, and ran several sets!

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Thanks everyone. The Verge are duel compound
hard in the middle and here in northern
Indiana there ain't no curves so I need something
last like a touring tire but stick in the mountains
when I go to W. Va
I know I like Bridgestone and I would like
to have a set of the 30s maybe I should
pony up and get some.


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not sure about price comparison but for dual compounds I was a big fan of the continental road attacks
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Ok I went with the Shinko Verge 2s. Not really cheap but I like them.. Will let you know after I get some miles and weather on them.


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I have shinko in my bobber, they works awesome, nice grip, nice look, nice performance
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