Why full slick tyres seldom used in public roads?

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Why full slick tyres seldom used in public roads?

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The slick tyres in racing

Full slick tyres are usually utilized in asphalt legal road racing in many years but public road drivers/riders are dominantly utilizing treaded tyres in all conditions rather than ful slick tyres that usually used in dry conditions only.

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Uhm... well... on my daily drive I come across rain maybe? I don’t have a pit crew on the side of the motorway.

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Seriously? You're asking why road cars don't use slick tyres? :roll:
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Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Seriously? You're asking why road cars don't use slick tyres? :roll:
Indeed, and also road motorcycles

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Slick tyres in the rain
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Re: Why full slick tyres seldom used in public roads?

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Michelin has developed a slick rain tire so maybe we may see that in future road cars

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I believe it is not legal in UK/EU as a mandated tread depth is required for use on public roads.
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Bill wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:54 pm
Michelin has developed a slick rain tire so maybe we may see that in future road cars
That's interesing, do you have a link with more info?
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they didn't develop a slick rain tire, they made a slick out an intermediate tire so on a long circuit like Le Mans, LMP cars could still do a lap which was mostly dry without overheating because of the threat on intermediate tires.

slick tires warm up very difficult becuase of less movement inside the tire in damp/cold conditions compared to rain tires with the blocks. Wet racing tires overheat very quickly because of the forces on them.

this hybrid tire stayed within temp much more that a normal slick in damp conditions.

On the road, tire temp is much much lower and tires must operate well from subzero up to cooking hot, sometimes in one trip.

in a car not so much, but on a motorbike you really feel the difference between cold and warm tires.

Road all weather tires are very different then racing wet tires. Racing tires are constructed so the movement inside the tire and the blocks will create additional heat, to cope with the rain. Wet racing tires can't be run in the dry.

The difference between road all weather motorbike tires and wet racing tires is night and day. Just have a google around and you'll be amazed how different they are.

you would still aquaplane in a normal rain conditions.

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What could possibly be a reason to want to run slick tires for street driving, ignoring the rain issue?

Edited to add: This has to be a Sunday morning troll.
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I live where it rains. I tried running a set on my hot rod Triumph motorcycle and tho it was dry when I went out there were wet patches and by the time I got back home I had had a number of scares. :lol:
They came off straight away.
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theriusDR3 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Just_a_fan wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:41 pm
Seriously? You're asking why road cars don't use slick tyres? :roll:
Indeed, and also road motorcycles
Road vehicles don't run slicks because they have to work in wet conditions. It's the same reason that race cars switch to treaded tyres when it rains.

It's not a difficult idea to grasp, surely...
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Rodak wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:53 pm
What could possibly be a reason to want to run slick tires for street driving, ignoring the rain issue?
This is the question, really.
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wesley123 wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:15 pm
Rodak wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:53 pm
What could possibly be a reason to want to run slick tires for street driving, ignoring the rain issue?
This is the question, really.
Look cool? :twisted: ( not that many years ago I might have considered it :oops: )
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Rodak wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:53 pm
What could possibly be a reason to want to run slick tires for street driving, ignoring the rain issue?

Edited to add: This has to be a Sunday morning troll.
This person is completely out to lunch. Every other week he makes threads about something made up in his head or completely idiotic like this.