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Well it's not there yet before tax but while at Cycle Gear today I saw the 160/60-17 Pilot Road 2CT selling for $190.99!!!!!! Holy Phuck!!! Mitch the SM said all tire prices just went up. Yeah like 4% in this case.



The last time I was at Cycle Gear in Dec it was selling for $182.99 and was about $177.99 in the fall of 2008 just after coming out. I'd bet by summer the price will have eclipsed the $200 mark for this 160/60-17 tire.

And yeah all other tire prices seem to have gone up too.
 

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You need a local shop like the one I have that will match the lowest price you can find.
 
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You should come to Canada and see how badly we get hosed on tires.

Here's a quote I got for a set of Road Attacks from a local dealer:

rear $240 + $50 installation + $37.70 taxes = $327.70
front $199 + $50 installation + $32.37 taxes = $281.37

grand total = $609.07
 

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You should come to Canada and see how badly we get hosed on tires.

Here's a quote I got for a set of Road Attacks from a local dealer:

rear $240 + $50 installation + $37.70 taxes = $327.70
front $199 + $50 installation + $32.37 taxes = $281.37

grand total = $609.07
And your weather sucks too!!! ;D
 

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I just ordered a set of roadsmarts from cheapcycleparts.com (site sponsor) and they had gone up a few $$ since they last mentioned prices here: now $257 shipped. That's $3 more then SWmototires but shipping should be faster from Indiana then it would be from Arizona. Also, site sponsor counts for something.

I'll try the Road II's next time.
 

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Road Attacks

Ridedirect.com

Front and Back $223.90 Free shipping

Front and Back installed locally with tax $126.50

Total $350.40

Not to bad at all....
 

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You should come to Canada and see how badly we get hosed on tires.

Here's a quote I got for a set of Road Attacks from a local dealer:

rear $240 + $50 installation + $37.70 taxes = $327.70
front $199 + $50 installation + $32.37 taxes = $281.37

grand total = $609.07
I hope that's in canadian dollars..lol
 

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You should come to Canada and see how badly we get hosed on tires.

Here's a quote I got for a set of Road Attacks from a local dealer:

rear $240 + $50 installation + $37.70 taxes = $327.70
front $199 + $50 installation + $32.37 taxes = $281.37

grand total = $609.07

+1 i think our tire prices is one of the biggest problems in the canadian motorcycle scene. next to that are ohlins suspension and arai helmets.
 

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Tires are one reason I smile and shake my head when people say they ride to save money. Sure you save on gas, but tire changes are much more frequent and not any cheaper even though bikes have two tires compared to 4 on a car.
 

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Tires are one reason I smile and shake my head when people say they ride to save money. Sure you save on gas, but tire changes are much more frequent and not any cheaper even though bikes have two tires compared to 4 on a car.
My last set of car tires were Hankook Ventus R-S2s they have a UTQG rating of 200 and AA(tread)/A(temp) and lasted me about 10k. If they aren't rated as an Extreme/Max/Ultra Performance Summer Tires (Tirerack.com) and sometimes an all season rated tire then I don't want them. So getting 20k on a set of car tires is AWESOME for me. ;D
 

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take off's FTW!
 

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Just wait, CycleGear will have a big sale. I bought my RoadSmarts from them and they were 40% off plus another 10% when I did. they don't charge for mounting but do for balancing IIRC. Got the warranty, too. Put a set of Avon's on my Nighthawk last summer after buying online at Chapparall. Paid a shop to mount and balance, 2 days later a big ass screw in the front tire.
 

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Tires are one reason I smile and shake my head when people say they ride to save money. Sure you save on gas, but tire changes are much more frequent and not any cheaper even though bikes have two tires compared to 4 on a car.
A +1 on that!! Hahahhaaaa ;D

I just recently got both my tires....

160/60 Pilot Road 2CT rear $164 + $40 to mount
120/70 Pilot Road 2CT front $142 + $49 to mount
 
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