Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: San Antonio, TX
Just an update for anyone interested. I did two trackdays at Road America this weekend. Great track and can't wait to go back. These Metzeler Compk tires were awesome. I rode my nearly used up Q3+(front and rear) until lunch on day 1 in the novice group, then switched to the Compk tires, which was my first time having anything other than Dunlop on my bike. Day 2 I rode Intermediate group.
I decided not to use warmers to try out the no warmers needed claim by the manufacturer and rider reviews. I set them at a conservative 30f/28r cold and did one lap of the 4.2 mile course for warm up. They are awesome. I'm a mid pack Intermediate level rider. These things stuck like glue and wore very well. I will get many track days out of these just as all the reviews all said. They wore so well that I never used my warmers and I didn't adjust my pressures at all, just monitored them. I will play with pressures and warmers at my next trackday.
This was also my first time on a 180/60 rear and I love it. Transitioning the bike was quicker and easier, but not excessive. And it just felt soooo planted on the carousel (or anytime I was leaned over) and gave me the confidence to carry good speed through there, as I was able to just keep rolling on all the way through. Also, where I'm normally on the edge of a 180/55, I still have unused tire left on the 180/60. Its nice knowing I have that safety margin to go faster/lean further.
I feel like this tire is going to really give me the confidence to push as I progress. The Q3/Q3+ have been great but I'm not going back. I have found my trackday tire for the foreseeable future and think they will carry me up through advanced group pace.
Edit: I originally ordered 1 front and 2 rears. I liked them so much I'm ordering 2 more fronts and 4 more rears
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Last edited by lopitt85; 07-01-2019 at 09:24 AM.