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Right lads who has experience with both of these tyres in these sizes ?

Mitas MC20 3.50-10
Michelin S1 100/90-10

I like the tread of the Mita better
But using one of those set up calculator things the 100/90-10 should give a higher top speed with it being slightly bigger.
I'm not sure how much difference it would make but it must be something.

I can't make up my mind which one is the best as I've never had either. I'm starting to have paralysis of analysis !!!

So I'm putting it out to you ?
I put is greatly appreciated.
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Ive run S1's on PX and a smallie for some time. I know nothing of the other tyre. All I would say that S1s are great for dry roads, I lean my smallie hard into corners and thrash everywhere, but they make me very nervous in the wet, skittish. So if you are only doing dry driving, S1 is good but they are certainly not all rounders. They are speed rated to 62mph max so take this into consideration on what you will be using them on. The S83 michellin is a more balanced use tyre and definitely more suited to wet roads.
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GET SOME wrote:
Right lads who has experience with both of these tyres in these sizes ?

Mitas MC20 3.50-10
Michelin S1 100/90-10

I like the tread of the Mita better
But using one of those set up calculator things the 100/90-10 should give a higher top speed with it being slightly bigger.
I'm not sure how much difference it would make but it must be something.

I can't make up my mind which one is the best as I've never had either. I'm starting to have paralysis of analysis !!!

So I'm putting it out to you ?
I put is greatly appreciated.
Cheers
I've ran 100/90-10, 100/80-10, 110/90-10, 3.50 x 10 and 3.00 x 10

Bridgestone hoop, Dunlop tt93 and tt92, continental contitwist, sava

Unfortunately the numbers are just an indicator and the tire calculator is just for reference. For example the 100/90-10 was 108mm wide.

My preference is the 100/80-10 just because of the way the profile looks. It's more square looking.

It doesnt make much difference except to the speedo reading… and won't make a difference if you have an electronic speedo which you can set.

And I go for a softer rubber… so that's a no to the conti now…

Everyone has their own opinions, My advice is go with the one you like.
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Never heard of or tried Mitas.

I like Michelin S1s and Continental Zippy 1s FWIW
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Never heard of or tried Mitas.

I like Michelin S1s and Cintinental Zippy 1s FWIW
Pretty sure SCHWALBE became MITAS
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The S83 michellin is a more balanced use tyre and definitely more suited to wet roads.
You think so? I had S83s and felt they were more squirrely than the S1s all around. Stopped running "classic" tread after them.

*edit* actually, I see your point though - the S83s seemed softer and probably did have more grip in wet conditions than the S1s. But I felt they were a more squirrely ride, especially for higher speed riding.
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Pretty sure SCHWALBE became MITAS
Mitas purchased Sava's motorcycle/scooter tire line years back or something like that.
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S1 are good everyday dry. Ive noticed depending on where they are made the compound and construction varies. They used to be much better when they came out in 90s. Currently the Serbian made are better than Thai. The Thai versions seem to be too hard of a compound. Mitas make good sticky tires and you can buy different compounds.

Get BGM and be done. Made by Heidenau. Superb handling and construction.

https://www.bgm-tuning.com/en/product-tag/reifen/
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Mitas do have a good looking tread. Good all rounder.
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You think so? I had S83s and felt they were more squirrely than the S1s all around. Stopped running "classic" tread after them.

*edit* actually, I see your point though - the S83s seemed softer and probably did have more grip in wet conditions than the S1s. But I felt they were a more squirrely ride, especially for higher speed riding.
I know what you mean. If you lean into corners with S83 I don't feel the tread cuts around the side enough to take the leaning at speed and this can be skitty or squirally as you say. The s83 I have also found can tram line, so if you get a strip of wear in road caused by mechanical digger or something that's churned a line in the road the s83 can follow it which is hairy especially if it's long and the end of it is edging towards the verge. I have only run s1 since the s83 and have been doing so for a good 9 years. But the s1 I don't feel great on in wet especially going round cambered bends and uk roundabouts in the wet, you can feel back end slip out and it's unnerving . In saying that s1 can also feel slippy in the dry if they aren't warmed up especially when braking into turns. They are quite hard compound.
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Mitas do have a good looking tread. Good all rounder.
Go buy some then you can let us know. The tread looks interesting.
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Right the decision is made . I'm going for the Mitas.
I used to run Pirelli's SL26 and as soon as it rained my bum used to tighten up. There was no confidence on bends.
I think the S1 would have the same effect in the wet.
It's no fun .

The Mitas definitely have an all round weather thread. So much so they use them when racing in the wet. That's got to be a good sign.

Anyway I'll let you know what I think of them

Thanks for everyone's imput.
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looking forward to the hands-on feedback!
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Right the decision is made . I'm going for the Mitas.
I used to run Pirelli's SL26 and as soon as it rained my bum used to tighten up. There was no confidence on bends.
I think the S1 would have the same effect in the wet.
It's no fun .

The Mitas definitely have an all round weather thread. So much so they use them when racing in the wet. That's got to be a good sign.

Anyway I'll let you know what I think of them

Thanks for everyone's imput.
Yes feedback would be good; they look good.
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almogavar69 wrote:
Mitas purchased Sava's motorcycle/scooter tire line years back or something like that.
That's the one. I didn't think Schwobbles sounded right... pretty sure they used to be Swallow (or some crap like that)
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