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Hi All,
I am hoping for some wisdom regarding 2004 PX125 tyres. I like the look of the Whitewall but am feeling drawn to the SIP Performer 2.0, which seems well regarded. I am after all year round grip. Thanks you in advance.
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The Michelin S83 is my default perfect tire. I demand little of it and it's does what a tire should. It's like what my old Italian-American friend told me about Chianti red wine. It's a decent, mid-priced red wine, so when you're looking at all the high-brow, high cost wines and don't have time to sit there thinking about which one to choose, you can choose Chianti and be satisfied.

I once wanted white walls once upon a time. After they accumulate enough road grime, they become a tiresome abomination.
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Have you considered the BGM classic tyre?
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Thanks. Really good point about the Whitewalls, thanks.
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Depending on your definition of "year-round," you might want to consider a pair of Heidenau K-58 Snowtex. That's what I ran when I was riding (commuting) year-round in Chicago, so snow and ice, rain, generally crap roads, the whole nine yards, and they were great.

There was a period of a couple months where I ran one K-58 and one K-61 while a spare K-58 was on order and the difference between the two was noticeable. The K-58 definitely handled all manner of sloppy and wet weather better than the K-61.
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I've ridden Michelin S83 tires year round and the winter is quite long here in Finland. Of course you have to be careful on snow and ice but it's totally doable.
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Have you thought about Pirelli Angel scoot. A more modern tyre that can be used on split rims and tubeless setups. I am going to be using them on my smallframe build.

https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-gb/motorcycle/catalogue/product/angel-scooter
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Hi,

I can report positive experiences with both Michellin and Pirelli brand tyres on my 10 inch Vespas for all year riding. These two brands have long been my "go to". SCHWALBE WEATHERMAN brand, however, I have used only once, briefly, and could not recommend or consider using again. Other peoples experiences may of course differ.

Hope this helps, happy and safe scootering
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chandlerman wrote:
Depending on your definition of "year-round," you might want to consider a pair of Heidenau K-58 Snowtex. That's what I ran when I was riding (commuting) year-round in Chicago, so snow and ice, rain, generally crap roads, the whole nine yards, and they were great.

There was a period of a couple months where I ran one K-58 and one K-61 while a spare K-58 was on order and the difference between the two was noticeable. The K-58 definitely handled all manner of sloppy and wet weather better than the K-61.
I really like the K38, which is a classic looking tyre with excellent speed rating, and it's available as either tubed or tubeless, depending on your preference. Have them on my PX200e with BGM alloy rims

https://www.heidenautires.com/product/k-38/
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Using Heidenau K58 on my P200. They are sally solid feeling in the dry. I attempt to not ride in the wet.
Chose them because there are some nearby gravel and dirt backroads I like to explore.
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exmayor wrote:
Using Heidenau K58 on my P200. They are sally solid feeling in the dry. I attempt to not ride in the wet.
Chose them because there are some nearby gravel and dirt backroads I like to explore.
Curious what tubes you went with and were there any pinching issues when mounting them?
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