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different tires on bike? - July 7, 2011, 08:11 PM

I just bought a bike that needs a new rear tire.


The front is a shinko Podium 006, and its pretty new. Does anybody have any opinion or experience with this tire? I will mostly use it for commuting, but I do want something sticky enough for the occasional rides in the twisties. I'm not that fast, so don't need the stickiest tire in production. *** I had a set of Q2s on my old bike, and was never able to out-ride them.*** I have no plans for Track days anytime soon, so this tire will be mainly for the street. Will this tire suit my needs?

If it's a good tire for my needs, what tire should I complement it with? I am looking at spending about $100. Do I have to put a shinko on the rear? If so, does it have to be the same model? If I can use a different model, is it better to have a stickier/softer tire in the front or the back?
If I don't HAVE to use a shinko, whats another good option for about $100?

If the consensus is that the shinko is not a good tire, I will just get a set of take-offs and replace both tires.

Sorry for the scatter-brained post.

Any helpful comments/recommendations are appreciated.


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Can't really say anything about running different types of tires, but I ran shinko 009 ravens for 9k and loved them. I mostly communted on them and occasional weekend twisty fun and they held great and losing traction was never an issue after initial warm up. I know they rate at the bottom of the list when compared to other brands but they never let me down, best bang for the buck tire in my opinion.
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July 7, 2011, 08:54 PM

depends.. even with different brand tires you could be doing fine provided they have similar profile .. I railed on bt014 front and conti road attacks rear without any problems


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July 7, 2011, 09:13 PM

If you're really price conscience why not just go Shinko? Doubt it has to be the same model. As long as u keep it in the same brand you'll be fine.


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Had a Shinko podium rear, it was ok, not great, for commuting it'll do just fine. Like Deep said, if the tires have similar profiles, you're ok mixing them.
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Had a Shinko podium rear, it was ok, not great, for commuting it'll do just fine. Like Deep said, if the tires have similar profiles, you're ok mixing them.
how many miles did you get out of the podium? Is it softer than the 009?

anybody else have any recommendations for shinkos?


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how many miles did you get out of the podium? Is it softer than the 009?

anybody else have any recommendations for shinkos?
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