All bgridgestone sport tires are called battlax, its the number you want to look at. The BT-002's are an aggressive street/track tire. Very sticky. Great feedback. Great stability. Good milage. Not the best in the rain. Actually just won a tire shoot out test. I have beeen running them for over a year street and track (for the track I use the race version) and really like them. Best tire I have used in 10 years.thanks man! youre the second person thats recommended bridgestone, are those the battlax tires? i was told about them by a friend.
Im a Pirelli man myself, Im not saying Pirelli's are the best tyre in the world but they are def up there with the best and I have always been very happy with them so I stick to them. Im currenty running Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa's and they are the best Pirelli tyre I have ever had.
They are quite expensive though and very sticky so Im not sure how long they are going to last but for me, grip is my first and only real issue when chosing a tyre, wear life and everything else comes second to absolute grip in my opinion.
Im running a 180/55/17 rear (SC2) soft compound and
a 120/70/17 front (SC1) super soft compound.
There is just so much grip especially on the edge of the tyre, they are I suppose a semi racing tyre so you would expect this grip.
I just love them!! :thumbup
The 002 RS's do not come in different compounds. You were looking at the 002 Race versions which I used to run at the track(now running the BT-003's).iv just been looking at these and see there is differnat componds for front and rear. so if i get 002 for rear what about front? how many miles you been getting out of them?
are they harder in the centre and soft on the outside?