View Full Version : 160 rear tyre - Pukka or pants

03-18-2003, 12:36 PM
Just got some part worn 207GP's off a challenge racer. What's the low down on fitting the fatter rear?

I would have thought that would slow down the steering or is the trade off for better grip worth it????


03-18-2003, 03:59 PM
i use the 160 to get the arse of the bike up higher. with a 150, it feels like i'm riding of fthe edge of the tire. also, the 150 doesn't seem to last as long ... maybe it overheats. anyhow, if you're a road rider, none of this may matter much. if you ride on the track, the differences can be huge, as tire sizes affect setup as well as gearing.

i'll be trying ou ta 165 rear slick next month...

:D chris

03-18-2003, 05:56 PM
Thanks Chris. Its a track bike so overheating may be an issue (though not in England!!!).