Bridgestone Battlax T30 Front Tires
Good traction in wet and dry
3000km (2000 miles) so far, wear looks uniform, good traction and predictable turn in
July 1, 2014
These tires are great for everyday riding. I can tell they will wear well. Already ridden in the rain and they are much more confidence inspiring than my last sport tires.
The only negative, if you can call it that, is the profile. They are designed to work very well in a straight line. The profile of this tire leads to a slower turning front end compared to a pure sport tire. However, the more I ride it the more it becomes a training issue more than anything.
These things are great for the money. I recommend them just be aware you will have to learn these tires and how they work.
June 23, 2014
I switched from the Pilot Power 2CTs and man am I glad I did. As soon as I had them put on it started to rain so right off the bat I got to test them in the wet and they gripped so well I thought I was on a dry road. Cold or warm, wet or dry they are amazing!!!! I used to get nervous going into turns because my old tires would brake loose but these babies do not budge. Even on bumpy roads the ride is smooth and I feel like I am glued to the ground.
May 20, 2014
You really can have it all!
I currently run a T30 rear / 003 RS front on my 2004 636. My style of riding is aggressive canyon with the occasional track day. I started running an ST rear with the 023 in 2012 because I can't afford to replace a rear tire twice a season. I liked the 023 but the T30 is head and shoulders better. Especially at deep lean angles. I can touch my knee down in the canyons without any feeling of instability. Some of that might be the 003 RS as well. I can't speak for the front tire but I can confidently say the T30 rear is good for a B group maybe low A group track pace and of course will handle anything you can throw at them in the canyons. Not to mention it'll last longer than 4000 miles.
July 1, 2014
very grippy and predictable handling
I use these on cross country trips 2up on my Ulysses.Had Angels once but at 8000 miles cords were showing,went for 023 Gt ever since,slightly less dry grip but way better longetivity.Tried these new T30 GT and dry handling is on par now with the Angel's with better front end feel and longetivity is the same....I will continue using these.
June 29, 2014
After 1000 kms, the tire still looks new. Great tread patten, the grooves really work when i used it on a rainy day. On a regular day, the tire sticks on the road when taking on corners.
April 13, 2014
These things are amazing!!!! I switched up from the Pilot Power 2CT and an so glad I did. Wet or dry, cold or warm they grip like I am glued to the road.
May 20, 2014
Great All-Around Street Tire
I purchased a set of the T30s for my zx14. I ride a lot of hard miles in SoCal twisties, but still do enough commuting to give both aspects in my review. The rear tire wears very quickly(almost done in 3,200 miles), but the front seems to wear closer to iron, but still no grip issues!!! The front tire was keeping me perfectly steady and no feel of slippage in my knee dragging rides, but doesn't show any extreme wear from hard riding or interstate miles. The T30 wears down quick once you hit half-tire life, but the front is showing hardly any wear so far(1,200 miles). I definitely recommend the front for anyone, but especially those who ride hard in all weather conditions. It looks like it's made for cold/rainy weather, but it performs like the 016pro in the dry, also! I love the front, but the rear just doesn't have the life expectancy I need from a touring tire.
February 27, 2014