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Radial/Bias Ply Tires

Discussion in 'Performance' started by 429CV23, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. 429CV23

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    I'm going to order a new front tire, but all I'm finding are bias plys. :mad: Currently it has a Marathon M880E, size 80/90-21, which has DOT code 4102 so it's very old.
    I'm running a Bridgestone Exedra G850 radial on the rear.

    The BD front wheel is 2.15 x 21, so I think sizing is limited to the 80/90 or a 90/90.

    Does anyone know if/which brands are available in a narrow 21" radial?

    I'll likely run the Bridgestone Exedra Maxx or the Avon if I am limited to a bias ply tire.
     
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    You should be able to get that metzeler in it.. that's what I got front and back.. 300 on the rear
     
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    bias front/radial rear is what came from the factory. as said, stick with the mh90, 90/90 not good.
     
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    Thanks for the info guys! Good to know the front came with bias ply from the factory.
     
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    Went ahead and ordered an Avon AV71, 80/90-21 (MH90). Not bad at $73 shipped, plus a few bucks for an ounce of Dynabeads.
     
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    I just put new tires on front and back this spring. I had a hard time coming up with a radial for the front. SO, I ordered the biased ply mh90 American Elite from Dunlop and put the Dunlop Elite 3 radial 250 on the back. Dunlop had a $40 rebate so ended up paying around $300 for the pair. My tires were worn down and the new tires really made the bike handle much better.
     
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