littlefield Posted May 9, 2006 Report Share Posted May 9, 2006 I'm building another set of wheels for my Speed Triple to use on track days. They'll have BT002's on Marvic rims. The issue of heat cycles and race tires vs street tires is confusing to me. I plan to use warmers with the BT002's just because that's what I've been told. What exactly is the deal? Race tires are more susceptible to degradation from heat cycling because a) the rubber compound has more plastisizer so they get softer but the additive gets consumed during heat cycles causing the tires to get hard? the carcass is stressed during heat cycles and is prone to failure? c) warm tires are sticky right off the bat? Just curious and I can't find a good explanation. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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