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post #1 of 7 Old Jun 7th, 2009, 9:48 am Thread Starter
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Battleaxe rear, metz front?

Is this a really bad idea? Why?
the rear tire is an 020, the front an ME 880
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post #2 of 7 Old Jun 7th, 2009, 10:38 am
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Re: Battleaxe rear, metz front?

That is the exact combo I'm running now. I put the new front ME880 on just before STC in mid April & the 020 rear on 4 weeks ago. the front has 8000 miles & the rear 4500 miles.

Almost all of my tire howl was coming from the rear ME880. So far I have no howl at all.

Some say the BT020 has more grip in the rain. I have not noticed any difference. I have spun both type tires in the rain.

My ME880 would wear about .010 every 1000 miles the BT020 is almost double that. The BT020 has a lot more tread to start with. I'll soon know if the difference in cost is worth it.

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Re: Battleaxe rear, metz front?

That's what I've been running. Had good experiences with Bridgestone front, the rears wore quite rapidly compared to the Metzler. Metz front has nice wear, might try a rear next time but the price difference is substantial.

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Re: Battleaxe rear, metz front?

As long as both tires a bias ply, I see no issue what so ever.

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Re: Battleaxe rear, metz front?

Two sets of this combo and I have no complaints.

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Re: Battleaxe rear, metz front?

I just had a rear BT020 bias put on last month and still have a ME880 on the front. No negative effects that I can tell. The BT020 seems to handle the "Tar Snakes" in the road much better, especially if they're the slightest bit wet.

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Re: Battleaxe rear, metz front?

Which is eggzachery the reason I prefer Bridgestones over the Metz anytime. I don't mind not getting the mileage, but I do mind the bike slipping on tar snakes in the SouthEast in the summer time.

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