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    on: May 30, 2022, 02:55:40 pm
    May 30, 2022, 02:55:40 pm
    I rang Chris Mullins tyres in Gloucester this morning to book in for new tyres next week.

    Seems if you ride a GS, tyres are in short supply, especially the popular Metzeler and Michelin options. Some are on back order until August.

    As I will be off to Spain in September, I want some sport touring tyres rather than the relatively short lived S21 as fitted now.

    Chris has T31 in stock and can get T32, although these have low stock at the wholesaler.

    I've bagged a pair of the T31 as these were what my bike had fitted when I bought it and they seemed fine. £285 fitted to the bike seems a fair price. The S21 were £265 last year so a £20 rise after what has happened in recent months is no surprise. T32 were £350.

    Plan ahead if you need tyres.

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    Re: tyre supply
    Reply #1 on: May 30, 2022, 08:17:07 pm
    May 30, 2022, 08:17:07 pm
    Just had a pair of T32's  fitted, should get to ride this Friday then the following Wednesday we set off for Germany and Austria so they'll get a good run and I 'll report back in a couple of weeks. Been using BT023's for quote some years so I'm pretty used to Bridgestone. T32's we're 307 quite fitted to loose wheels. She did say that supply is getting more difficult. Bike Tyres Leeds... %uD83D%uDC4D
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    Re: tyre supply
    Reply #2 on: May 30, 2022, 10:25:06 pm
    May 30, 2022, 10:25:06 pm
    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    I rang Chris Mullins tyres in Gloucester this morning to book in for new tyres next week.

    Seems if you ride a GS, tyres are in short supply, especially the popular Metzeler and Michelin options. Some are on back order until August.

    As I will be off to Spain in September, I want some sport touring tyres rather than the relatively short lived S21 as fitted now.

    Chris has T31 in stock and can get T32, although these have low stock at the wholesaler.

    I've bagged a pair of the T31 as these were what my bike had fitted when I bought it and they seemed fine. £285 fitted to the bike seems a fair price. The S21 were £265 last year so a £20 rise after what has happened in recent months is no surprise. T32 were £350.

    Plan ahead if you need tyres.

    285 for T31 is a bit on the high side if I'm honest but 350 for the T32s is straight up surprising it'd have cost me 320 for a set of road 5s and the T3x series was always much cheaper than the Roads. I'd have looked elsewhere tbh, T32s are a massive improvement over the T31 which put them on the same level as the other popular sport touring options, T31 though is a "budget option" in all sense of the words.
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    Re: tyre supply
    Reply #3 on: May 30, 2022, 10:41:15 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    285 for T31 is a bit on the high side if I'm honest but 350 for the T32s is straight up surprising it'd have cost me 320 for a set of road 5s and the T3x series was always much cheaper than the Roads. I'd have looked elsewhere tbh, T32s are a massive improvement over the T31 which put them on the same level as the other popular sport touring options, T31 though is a "budget option" in all sense of the words.

    that is ride in ride out price and on par with Protyre half a mile away, and a lot less than the BMW dealer

    how current are your prices as there has been a lot of inflation in the price of tyres in the last 3 months?

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    Reply #4 on: May 30, 2022, 10:45:11 pm
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    *Originally Posted by wessie [+]
    that is ride in ride out price and on par with Protyre half a mile away, and a lot less than the BMW dealer

    how current are your prices as there has been a lot of inflation in the price of tyres in the last 3 months?

    I put on a road 5 rear at protyre last week for 190, front would've been an extra 135 and they are not the cheapest anyway, you can get a pair of road 5s for 280 then take it to your local guy to get fitted for a bit less maybe? What I did with protyre once is just ask to cancel the fitting and just took the tyres to my local guy, who then put them on loose wheels for 20 quid.

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    Reply #5 on: May 30, 2022, 11:17:21 pm
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    I put on a road 5 rear at protyre last week for 190, front would've been an extra 135 and they are not the cheapest anyway, you can get a pair of road 5s for 280 then take it to your local guy to get fitted for a bit less maybe? What I did with protyre once is just ask to cancel the fitting and just took the tyres to my local guy, who then put them on loose wheels for 20 quid.

    YMMV. I can't be arsed taking the wheels off and I am usually happy sticking one revision behind the latest iteration of tyre marketing (like your Road 5 being one behind the current 6). Saves a few quid and as per my original post, the tyres are in stock, in times of uncertainty.

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    Re: tyre supply
    Reply #6 on: May 31, 2022, 11:14:56 am
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    *Originally Posted by Antares [+]
    285 for T31 is a bit on the high side if I'm honest but 350 for the T32s is straight up surprising it'd have cost me 320 for a set of road 5s and the T3x series was always much cheaper than the Roads. I'd have looked elsewhere tbh, T32s are a massive improvement over the T31 which put them on the same level as the other popular sport touring options, T31 though is a "budget option" in all sense of the words.

    My brother, Steve, just had a pair of t31's fitted, ride in ride out £260.. there's a guy lives near to him does it as a "hobby business"  :002:

    Steve lives in Alsager and the guy is close by, not sure exactly where though..  :084:
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