Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Oceanside, California, United States.
Just got my first ever set of Q3's...replaced old worn out Q2's from the previous owner, and even those felt decent. Anyway, I was seriously considering doing a full RaceTech rebuild of the shock and fork before I got the Q3's.
However I was very relieved that the new Q3's transformed my bike's handling just enough to the point where I have delayed doing the suspension work.
They have a rather stiff sidewall with the carbon fiber, and the consesus among the canyon group out here was that they like lower tire pressures with them, so I went down to 30 psi in both, .. and my old-school, walmart-suspension-having ZZR600 railed very well on it's first street twistie endevor...rear scuffed all the way to the edge on the very first set of curves...usually it takes me a lot longer than that on new tires to get all the chix strips off...not on these things lol.
As a matter of fact, today I probably cornered better than I ever did on supposedly "superior" machines in the past. Was it the tires?...very, very possible.
On a side note, I've never recalled a time when such a large % of riders were on the same model tire..ie Q3's...the last time it was even close was when the original PP's came out, but not like it is with these..
Last edited by Whlyphobia; 07-19-2014 at 11:50 PM.