I looked at my rear tire yesterday, and it’s getting down to the wear bars. Interestingly, I saw some cord inside of the treads. Obviously, it’s time to replace them. (They have about 8,000 miles on them.)
Currently the bike wears the factory-issue Dunlops. My other bike came with Dunlops, and it has also worn Bridgestone Battleaxe and Metzlers. (For some reason choices for the Seca II seem somewhat limited; I think it has Bridgestones on it right now.) I dropped the R1 a couple of months ago when I was making a left turn accelerating from a stop sign. The Dunlops were wet and the back end just slid out from under me. (Thank the gods I have frame sliders! Not a scratch on the plastic.) But since then I’ve been a little leery about Dunlops.
Which tires should I get? I’m leaning toward Metzlers. (Oh. Pun.)
(I’ll replace the chain and sprokets at the same time.)