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Year End Tire Deals???
« on: December 31, 2018, 11:09:56 am »
Anybody seen any year end tire deals out there???

I'll post up if I see any meself.  :great:

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2018, 03:56:53 pm »
The tire manufacturers tend to have rebates March thru April.  I've done a little research on a set of Road Smart 3's for my C14, and 12 of 18 online vendors had the same price to the penny.  One place was $2 less on a set-still over $300 so the difference was hardly significant, and the rest were a bit/significantly more expensive.  The search took less than 30 minutes.  Unless you need tires now, I'd suggest just wait for March 1st.

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2018, 03:59:40 pm »
I haven't looked recently but saw several Close Outs when I was looking.
 I was considering squeezing a 180-60-16 on the rear of a C-10.
Here is a list of the vendors I was using.

http://forum.cog-online.org/tiressuspension-c10/tire-vendors-30267/

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2018, 05:40:59 pm »
2019 is the year for Michelin PR5 GT, as alledged
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2019, 03:39:20 pm »
The tire manufacturers tend to have rebates March thru April.  I've done a little research on a set of Road Smart 3's for my C14, and 12 of 18 online vendors had the same price to the penny.  One place was $2 less on a set-still over $300 so the difference was hardly significant, and the rest were a bit/significantly more expensive.  The search took less than 30 minutes.  Unless you need tires now, I'd suggest just wait for March 1st.

that's great info.

I'm a loyalist to the PirelliAngel GT's, so I'm not really "shopping".

Looks like Ill be stretching this set a bit further!   :great:

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2019, 07:49:58 pm »

I've gotten good deals on the last two sets of Pirelli Angel GTs by using the manufacturer's rebates they offer.   I try to plan ahead and have the next set ready to go well before they are needed.   You know how fast they go at the end.

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2019, 01:15:05 am »

I've gotten good deals on the last two sets of Pirelli Angel GTs by using the manufacturer's rebates they offer.   I try to plan ahead and have the next set ready to go well before they are needed.   You know how fast they go at the end.

Me too on the Pirelli Angel GTs ( +1 ). Let me know if you hear of any current rebates and I'll do the same. Thx.
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2019, 10:28:25 pm »
Who is willing to spend a few extra bucks on the PR5 GT's?

Besides me!
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2019, 10:50:28 pm »
Count me in.  I have resigned myself to spending more for what I consider the most important part of the bike beside the Helmet, Engine, paint, sound, farkles, etc, etc...
After everything else what is a few bucks more...now if Michelin would only deliver the Road 5 GTs...

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2019, 11:06:03 am »
I'm not afraid to spend, but I've tried previous iterations of the PR- to not wear very evenly, and not give the same aggressive turn-in as the Angels.

Not trying to start a tire debate here..... ::)

With that said -- it's been a few years since Pirelli offered-up a newer version/revision of the Angel GT.  Either Michelin is still hunting for the magic formula, or Pirelli has found it and sticking with it.

As I'm going to upgrade my suspension this winter, i might be willing to try the Michelins again when the PR5 arrives in "Spec A" guise.
I buy Michelins for my cars almost exclusively - but Pirellis on my Bikes.  Weird.

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2019, 04:49:05 pm »
The tire manufacturers tend to have rebates March thru April.  I've done a little research on a set of Road Smart 3's for my C14, and 12 of 18 online vendors had the same price to the penny.  One place was $2 less on a set-still over $300 so the difference was hardly significant, and the rest were a bit/significantly more expensive.  The search took less than 30 minutes.  Unless you need tires now, I'd suggest just wait for March 1st.

Thanks for the info on the rebates.  There's only like 2 distributors left out there with all the corporate buyouts, so there's basically no difference in tire prices.
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2019, 01:17:42 pm »
The tire manufacturers tend to have rebates March thru April.  I've done a little research on a set of Road Smart 3's for my C14, and 12 of 18 online vendors had the same price to the penny.  One place was $2 less on a set-still over $300 so the difference was hardly significant, and the rest were a bit/significantly more expensive.  The search took less than 30 minutes.  Unless you need tires now, I'd suggest just wait for March 1st.

Thanks for the info on the rebates.  There's only like 2 distributors left out there with all the corporate buyouts, so there's basically no difference in tire prices.

Are you referring to distributors??

I'm not aware of any tire Manufacturers merging recently.

Curious.

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #12 on: January 07, 2019, 01:21:31 pm »
Yes distributors.  For a given make/model there seems to be very little difference in price at any given time.
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #13 on: January 07, 2019, 01:47:42 pm »
Cycle Gear has at least one, in store only though, fr/rr tire packages through end of January.
One deal I saw was for Continentals, but I have not looked any further.
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2019, 10:43:12 pm »
Who is willing to spend a few extra bucks on the PR5 GT's?

Besides me!

Yup.

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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2019, 01:08:53 pm »
Who is willing to spend a few extra bucks on the PR5 GT's?

Besides me!

Yup.

Thanks for contributing.  Highly inciteful.  :rotflmao:
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Re: Year End Tire Deals???
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2019, 02:08:01 pm »
I have a new set of Avon Spirits here/ready to put on my bike.
Will be watching to see if the PR-5's work out.

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