So the loss of grip really isn't there it's just in my head? I've fallen a few times in the rain. So now I'm deathly afraid of it. I really need to take some lessons from you Steve. I feel a lot more confident just talking with you now.
What about the race D.O.T. Tyres. Those are really set up for dispersing rain are they. (Pirelli Diablo Corsa SC2's)
I know they make tyres just for the rain. But how would you know when it's going to rain at a track. and are the fronts that we use as tyres
Did you fall in the rain on the track or on the road? Because on the road you have to think about all the oil that is spread all over the ground. When it mixes with the water it makes a bad situation. Your tires really do have a good amount of grip in the wet.
The DOT race tires actually aren't a real good tire to run in the rain for a couple of reasons. For the track the DOT race tires don't have tread going all the way to the edge, so when you lean the bike over to that portion of the tire you will have a better chance of losing traction because of hydroplaning. The other thing with DOT races is they are made to be heated up to a certain temperature to stick properly. Usually in the rain you won't be able to get the temperature up to where they need to be.
Rain Race tires are similar to street tires in that they are made to work good in the colder temps so they are usually a super soft compound that will head up bad if they are on dry pavement. They even have intermediate tires that will work in the wet and the semi dry.
Street tires work pretty good cold, and work even better warm. They are made of a compound that is semi tacky when cold and can take some heat in and get stickier. Unlike race tires which donít grip well cold but hold a lot more heat and soften up when hot.
So my suggestion for rain riding on the track would be like a Power 2ct or a Diablo Rosso Corsa. Youíve seen what the regular Rosso can do on the track.