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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-18-2019, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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New Tyres - Angel GT

My stock tyres were due for a change. I have done 19 xxxkms and it was definitely time for a change.



I have read almost every forum and every review to find what tyres suit me best.

I ride pretty hard , no matter the weather, aggressive lean angles , 2 up from time to time and I take long rides (6-7 hrs). I basically needed an all in one tyre.

I ended up getting the Angel GT



These tyres... amazing choice!

I never had anything to compare the stock tyres to as I have never ridden before. Comparing the stock to these? The stocks are rubbish compared to them.

They so grippy , I was so surprised. They feel like you are taking a turn and someone is just pulling you into the apex.

Highly recommend these tyres, I really do. They are classified under the sport touring tyres and I can see why. They are meant to last longer than the stocks and provide a lot more grip.



They look super aggressive and they are great in the wet.



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Here is the bad news.

1 week after the new tyres and having fun , I got a screw...




It was an easy fix though









Tyre is not leaking and bike is running perfectly.

I ride a lot , every single day.

Always , Always , Always, Have a First Aid kit and a Tyre Repair Kit.


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First Aid Kit: First Aid Kit

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I put Angel GT's on my KVS as well and love them...great tire.

Sadly I too took a screw in the rear tire about a week after putting them on. I had a mushroom plug kit but it was beyond useless...won't rehash the details on the kit but it completely failed me. Fortunately a fellow rider lived across the road from where I was stopped and came out with a rope patch kit and a compressor filled with air. He saved the day and I got home safely.

Ordered a new tire that night as I too enjoy some aggressive riding and was not about to hammer the twisties on a damaged tire.

I've since switched to a simple rope repair kit and, knock on wood, no more flats.

Good luck...hopefully you don't get screwed again.

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Those look like awesome tires! For sure going on my KVS when mine finally wear out. I have heard the stock Dunlops aren't too great.

Question for OP: I see you said you ride for 6+ hours at a time.. do you have the stock seat? How do you manage to do this without killing your back? My back starts hurting after a hour or so of riding. Thinking about getting a Corbin but $$$$
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I put Angel GT's on my KVS as well and love them...great tire.

Sadly I too took a screw in the rear tire about a week after putting them on. I had a mushroom plug kit but it was beyond useless...won't rehash the details on the kit but it completely failed me. Fortunately a fellow rider lived across the road from where I was stopped and came out with a rope patch kit and a compressor filled with air. He saved the day and I got home safely.

Ordered a new tire that night as I too enjoy some aggressive riding and was not about to hammer the twisties on a damaged tire.

I've since switched to a simple rope repair kit and, knock on wood, no more flats.

Good luck...hopefully you don't get screwed again.
Having a flat is the worst! Having a proper kit will always save your ass.

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Those look like awesome tires! For sure going on my KVS when mine finally wear out. I have heard the stock Dunlops aren't too great.

Question for OP: I see you said you ride for 6+ hours at a time.. do you have the stock seat? How do you manage to do this without killing your back? My back starts hurting after a hour or so of riding. [IMG class=inlineimg]/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif[/IMG] Thinking about getting a Corbin but $$$$

Regarding the seat ,I do have the stock seat and yes it can get annoying but I don't see the fuss with it . It maybe because I have everything set up to my height (6ft 1) or the fact I ride with proper riding Jean's.

The Jean's I wear have kevlar throughout and there is a lot of padding where my butt goes.

Draggin Jeans Men's Revz Jeans

I recommend these. I would recommend buying something that could save your skin and some comfort than purely a seat
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You can get mean City cycle to rework your stock seat. you should have less than two hundred bucks in it and it's amazing difference
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