- Tall and flat feeling initially but as you lean into turns it falls onto its side so quickly that it feels like the front tire is folding underneath you. It was hard to get a feel for edge grip because the tire felt so awkward on its side.
- Within the B-group, the Verge is the least expensive tire carrying a price of $321.90 per set.
- Front tire weight is comparable to both the Avon and Bridgestone, but 11 ounces lighter than Metzeler’s Sportec M5. Conversely, the rear hoop weighs nearly a pound more than its closest competitor (Bridgestone’s BT-016 Pro).
- The Shinkos proved the least maneuverable through turns, requiring the most effort for direction changes.
- Shinko 016 Verge 2X.
- Shinko delivers an affordable dual-compound sport tire with its 016 Verge 2X.
- Another strike is the unusual profile which gives inconsistent feel as the tire transitions onto the edge.