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I'm planning on getting new Conti Zippys for my ET, and noticed that there's an option for 130/70s for the rear. Is handling noticibly better with the wider version for general riding, or are they for a particular kind of riding style, road conditions, etc? thanks!

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I recently put a 130/70/10 Zippy on the back of my et.
I love it.
although the caveat here is I had been running Sava whitewalls for a few years (about 4 or 5 sets) so the improvement in handling I guess would be more noticeable.
I think it is a great tire (tires) I have over a thousand miles on them and there is very little wear so far.
For the few extra dollars you will have more rubber on the road and that has to be all good.
dunno if this is a help or not,
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Re: ET rear tire question: 120/70 or 130/70?
I'm not an tire expert by any means, but I have experience in off-road tires..

There should not be a noticeable in handling and it would be dependant upon the size of tire you are coming from. A wider tire will offer better traction due to the larger tire patch and maybe a cushier ride, but could cause the scooter to lose some speed due increased resistance by having more tread on the pavement.

I think that the tire compound affects the handling more than size. A softer sticker compound will offer better performance, but the tire life will be shorter.

Hope this helps..
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I'm planning on getting new Conti Zippys for my ET, and noticed that there's an option for 130/70s for the rear. Is handling noticibly better with the wider version for general riding, or are they for a particular kind of riding style, road conditions, etc? thanks!

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get the 130/70
you will be delighted
marvel at the increased lean angles and revel in the better wear characteristics.

best,
-greasy
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