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    Hi guys,

    I'm looking at new tyres for my bike. In the past I've ran Michelin Road Pilot 4's, Dunlop Roadsmart 2 and 3's as well as Michelin power CT's. What I'm looking for in a tyre is longevity and good grip in wet and dry conditions. I commute daily. The road pilot 4 have been great so far. But I was wondering if there isn't a cheaper alternative. Has anyone ever fitted Batt hp series 2 tyres and if so what was your experience with it?


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    When Batt tyres were launched here, about 10 Think Bike Marshals were supplied with a set of tyres free of charge to test them for the guys. I am sure if you are patient they will pop in during the next few days and give you feedback. I wasn't a tester and I didn't see any of the weekly reports, but I never heard anyone complain either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AMZ View Post
    When Batt tyres were launched here, about 10 Think Bike Marshals were supplied with a set of tyres free of charge to test them for the guys. I am sure if you are patient they will pop in during the next few days and give you feedback. I wasn't a tester and I didn't see any of the weekly reports, but I never heard anyone complain either.
    Thanks AMZ. Will only need new tyres in a a few weeks. So I'll see if anyone gets back to me before then...otherwise I might just dive in and give the Batt HP 2's a chance and see for myself.


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    Yeah, I saw that article, but they never say how far they got with one set of tyres...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristoe View Post
    Thanks AMZ. Will only need new tyres in a a few weeks. So I'll see if anyone gets back to me before then...otherwise I might just dive in and give the Batt HP 2's a chance and see for myself.


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    The guys who race on Batt slicks seems impressed so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kristoe View Post
    Hi guys,

    I'm looking at new tyres for my bike. In the past I've ran Michelin Road Pilot 4's, Dunlop Roadsmart 2 and 3's as well as Michelin power CT's. What I'm looking for in a tyre is longevity and good grip in wet and dry conditions. I commute daily. The road pilot 4 have been great so far. But I was wondering if there isn't a cheaper alternative. Has anyone ever fitted Batt hp series 2 tyres and if so what was your experience with it?


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    I believe the Batts are locally designed, an made in China. The beauty is they were designed with our roads in mind.
    iPhones are designed in California and made in China

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ntjamme View Post
    I believe the Batts are locally designed, an made in China. The beauty is they were designed with our roads in mind.
    iPhones are designed in California and made in China

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    Yeah, it seems the tyres are quite good. All I want to find out now is will it last as long or almost as long as the Road Pilots 4/5?


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    Just an update. I've spoken to Bruce from Bike Tyre Warehouse, who sells the Batt HP series 2 tyres. He reckons you get between 12k and 18k on a set. So I'm going to dive in and give them a try, just to see for myself.


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    So, I've fitted the Batt HP series 2 's after work today. Will give you an update in a week or so after riding it a bit more.


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    Safe rides with the new tyres

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    Can we have an update on these tyres please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eDs View Post
    Can we have an update on these tyres please?
    Good day!

    I think it is about time I give an update. Since fitting these badboys I've done about 7 000 km.
    I'll attach a few pictures of the tyres in their current state. You can see they still have quite a lot of life left in them. The rear tyre is just starting to square off a little (I do 85% of my commute on the highway).
    The tyres grip quite well for commuting in dry weather. I've never had it slip around a corner or under hard acceleration.
    I've not ridden in wet weather with them yet, although the rainy season is almost upon us, I'll give an update as soon as I've ridden in the rain with them.
    Now for a few facts: My bike with me and daily luggage weighs about 325kg. I ride about 85% of my commute at between 120 and 150ish km per hour and I might do a speed run every now and again. Never do burn outs, so do not put unnecessary wear on the tyres, etc.
    To sum it up, I'm really happy with my purchase. Will I buy them again? It depends how well they perform in the wet, but so far I'm really very satisfied with their performance.

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    Thanks for the update.

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