i agree! A prior poster said he had never had a mc tire slip even under " hard acceleration"-----I guess he just doesn't really know what hard acceleration is; because I used to have mc tire slip with regularity.--without even really trying to make it slip!! with a car tire, the traction on WET pavement is basically phenomenal ---- which means the traction on dry pavement is greatly improved as well. But everyone is free to use what they choose......! And I also just hate hearing how riders/passengers get injured/killed when that rear "mc" tire fails!
Yep...guess I just don't accelerate as hard as you guys.
Honestly..."hard acceleration" is a relative term and to be fair...I think anyone can make an E3 slip so I wasn't talking about them.
Back to a reasonably decent MC tire, I've really never had slipping problems with something decent like a Stone 704.
Having said that, I'll admit that my riding style on the wing isn't geared for all out speed and it's not stop, point and shoot at all. I try and brake very little and carry a ton of speed through the corner and then I don't accelerate out of it that hard since I'm already going pretty fast and I don't want to get much faster on the straight or I'll have to brake hard before the next turn.
It's not even close to the fastest way to ride, but that's ok for me as I really just enjoy laying it over in the curves and am not going for full actual performance.
As such, I'm sure lots of guys accelerate harder than I do.
Follow up....so I've ridden my first 1000 miles on a CT now. At first I liked it a lot, then I hit a point where I didn't and now I'm back to liking it more than not liking it. It's definitely different and I'm having to learn a bit more feel mid corner in order to keep my line where I want it. (feels like it's "hunting" on me and it's just a bit less predictable than with a MC tire). At this point, it's more "different" than good or bad but I can't say I'm comfortable yet.
I told my buddy yesterday that if I was ordering a tire tomorrow, I'd order a 704....but I'm not done trying this out yet. I'm going to give it the full 6K miles or so that it lasts and make my decision when it's time to replace it.