Wearing nowt but my
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: United Kingdom
County: Tyne and Wear
ongoing tyre review. Achilles atr sport...
ok so I needed new tyres after my falken fk452's had seen better days up front and my Pirelli rears were worn right down.
after much searching and deliberating I came across the Achilles atr sport tyres. these were made for north American market and seen to be a popular choice, a fair few lads use them for track and surprisingly they seem happy with their performance. I say surprisingly as the tyres in 225 40 18 size come in at under 50 quid a corner on Camskill!
now blinkered brand snobs need not read on.
the rubber compound of these tyres is clearly much softer than my previous tyres. even the tyre fitter commented that they were the easiest tyres he's ever fitted. they have proven to give great grip on the dry
and the softer compound has completely eliminated road noise! the ride is also much more comfortable, especially with the firm suspension of my 3.2 GT.
I've still to try these in the wet, and i'm hoping the softness won't affect the wear rate too much. only time will tell.