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post #1 of 10 Old 06-03-2018, 09:32 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone ever buy from 2Wheel or run Bridgestone S21

Guy at the dealership said the S21 was a good choice for me. Anyone ever run one or has anyone bought from 2Wheel.com?


https://www.2wheel.com/bridgestone-s...ront-tire.html

The pair would be $48 cheaper than Cycle Gear plus no tax and free shipping and $10 off with the pair. Overall quite a deal.

There's also a $50 rebate Visa card with a pair if you buy this month.

https://www.ridersdomain.com/l/bridgestone-tire-rebate

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I'll probably never use bridgestone again. I know its a different tire but I had a bridgestone battlax rear tire wear out in less than a year, only a couple of thousand km's. It got a real bad flat spot quick.

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I'll probably never use bridgestone again. I know its a different tire but I had a bridgestone battlax rear tire wear out in less than a year, only a couple of thousand km's. It got a real bad flat spot quick.
That's odd, I've never heard anything bad about them.

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Well some days there were small bits of rubber stuck onto the rear undertray and fender. It seemed to get chewed up. There was a lot of fresh bitumen laided down around here and it was very sharp/course to begin with. Maybe that did it?
I felt the back go out twice. Just a little slip under power when cornering on a damp road. Cold tire. I forget which battlax it was. The pirelli diablo I'm running now just for comparison has gone twice as far with only a little wear. No flat spot and has never slipped.
I'm no expert just my personal experience with one particular model of tire. I might have got a dud? Besides your looking at a different tire, it could be fine.

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Well some days there were small bits of rubber stuck onto the rear undertray and fender. It seemed to get chewed up. There was a lot of fresh bitumen laided down around here and it was very sharp/course to begin with. Maybe that did it?
I felt the back go out twice. Just a little slip under power when cornering on a damp road. Cold tire. I forget which battlax it was. The pirelli diablo I'm running now just for comparison has gone twice as far with only a little wear. No flat spot and has never slipped.
I'm no expert just my personal experience with one particular model of tire. I might have got a dud? Besides your looking at a different tire, it could be fine.
Generally, if there was a real problem with them, they'd have a recall, lawsuits or would be known within the industry.

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Guy at the dealership said the S21 was a good choice for me. Anyone ever run one or has anyone bought from 2Wheel.com?


https://www.2wheel.com/bridgestone-s...ront-tire.html

The pair would be $48 cheaper than Cycle Gear plus no tax and free shipping and $10 off with the pair. Overall quite a deal.

There's also a $50 rebate Visa card with a pair if you buy this month.

https://www.ridersdomain.com/l/bridgestone-tire-rebate
Are you mounting the tires yourself? If not, that $48 is going right back to the dealer when you bring your tires in to be mounted.

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Are you mounting the tires yourself? If not, that $48 is going right back to the dealer when you bring your tires in to be mounted.
Cycle Gear wants $25 ea off bike if you bought from them, $50 off bike if you bought from someone else. So that would eat $50.

So the total with sales tax (8.25 % ? ) and mounting would be $329.28. Vs $200 if I do it all myself. In both cases, I'm removing the rim from the bike.

I have the HF tire changing tool, but not the irons or balancer. TBH, it doesn't seem that hard to mount. I don't have the weights or the rig for balancing.

So the difference is $130 and the difference in work would be mount and balance. Not to mention I would need a ride out there to get them mounted.

So have you run these tires before? Have you heard anything good/bad about them?

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I think I was running an S21 (it could have been an S20?) when I wrecked at the track.

Wreck was completely rider error.... I blame the tires, lol. I still won't use them again.

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I think I was running an S21 (it could have been an S20?) when I wrecked at the track.

Wreck was completely rider error.... I blame the tires, lol. I still won't use them again.
Sure it wasn't that black cat or that ladder you walked under?

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