Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002

Dry Grip 90%
Wet Grip 82%
Road Feedback 82%
Handling 80%
Wear 77%
Comfort 78%
Buy again 83%

The Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 is a Max Performance Summer tyre designed to be fitted to Passenger Car

This tyre has been replaced by the Bridgestone Adrenalin RE003

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Tyre review data from 101 tyre reviews averaging 82% over 804,927 miles driven.

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2015 EVO Magazine Performance Tyre Test - 9th of 10 tyres

  • Overall - The Bridgestone curveball of the RE002 instead of the S001 didn't pay off. Short of grip in the wet, finishing ninth fastest, and only managing seventh in the dry, the Bridgestone RE003 must be due to Europe soon.
Size Fuel Wet Noise Weight
195/50 R15 82W   F C 71  
195/50 R15 82W   F C 71  
205/50 R15 86W   F C 71  
205/50 R15 86W   F C 71  
195/55 R15 85W   F C 71  
195/55 R15 85W   F C 71  
205/55 R15 88W   F C 71  
205/55 R15 88W   F C 71  
195/60 R15 88H   F C 71  
195/60 R15 88H   F C 71  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F C 70  
205/45 R16 87W XL   F C 70  
205/50 R16 87W   F C 71  
205/50 R16 87W   F C 71  
225/50 R16 92W   E C 71  
225/50 R16 92W   F C 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F C 71  
205/55 R16 91W   F C 71  
215/55 R16 93W   E C 71  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E C 70  
215/55 R16 93W   E C 71  
215/55 R16 97W XL   E C 70  
225/55 R16 95W   E C 71  
225/55 R16 95W   F C 71  
205/60 R16 92V   F C 71  
205/40 R17 84W XL   F C 70  
205/40 R17 84W XL   F C 70  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F C 70  
215/45 R17 91W XL   F C 70  
225/45 R17 91W   F C 71  
225/45 R17 91W   F C 71  
235/45 R17 94W   F C 71  
235/45 R17 94W   F C 71  
205/50 R17 93W XL   F C 70  
205/50 R17 93W XL   F C 70  
215/50 R17 91W   F C 71  
215/50 R17 91W   F C 71  
225/50 R17 94W   E C 71  
225/50 R17 94W   F C 71  
215/55 R17 94W   E C 71  
215/55 R17 94W   E C 71  
225/55 R17 97W   E C 71  
225/55 R17 97W   F C 71  
225/40 R18 92W XL   F C 70  
225/40 R18 92W XL   F C 70  
235/40 R18 95W XL   F C 70  
235/40 R18 95W XL   F C 70  
245/40 R18 97W XL   E C 71  
245/40 R18 97W XL   F C 71  
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Top Bridgestone Adrenalin RE002 Review

Given 91% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (195/50 R15) on mostly country roads for 5,000 spirited miles
I own an mx5 1.8 nbfl (in the past i owned an awesome mx5 mk1 my1992 and a nice mx5 mk3 1.8 my2009).
I bought my mk2.5 on 2014 and bought a set of Dunlop Sport Blueresponce 195/50/15 V (also had a new pair of oem kyb excel-g shocks fitted and alligned). The dunlops were very good on wet and quiet on motorways BUT the ride were really floppy and messed up when i was driving a bit faster. I THOUGHT THE PROBLEM WAS DOWN TO THE KYB SHOCKS... UNTIL a year later bought the BRIDGESTONE RE002 195/50/15. Immediately after i bought the RE002 I realised what a sporty tire can do in terms of road holding, firming up the suspension feeling, braking and cornering on b roads.
If you have an mx5 do yourself a favour and buy the awesome RE002... you will enjoy them as much as i do.
Ps. Sometimes tyres with increased road feel and cornering/braking abilities are not quiet on motorways but this is not the case with 195/50/15 RE002s.
Overall a very nice tyre for sporty driving, very very good on dry road and surprisingly good on wet which is not very noisy at the same time. Cornering and braking is great and the ride is firm but smooth (depending on your suspension of course).
If you own an mx5 BUY THEM. It suits our car very well.
I hope that my review will make you enjoy your miata.
Greetings to all mx5 owners.
32 - tyre reviewed on September 2, 2015   

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Given 81% (breakdown) while driving a Mazda MX5 (195/50 R15) on mostly country roads for 2,000 spirited miles
Superb grip in dry, average in the wet but still very progressive. The noise level is more than ok, even under high stress.
I've tried it once on a trackday and was very impressed with the level of grip, though it tends to overheat quite fast.
0 - tyre reviewed on October 27, 2017   
Given 83% (breakdown) while driving a Fiat Stilo (225/45 R17 W) on a combination of roads for 6,000 spirited miles
Just as how performance tyres should be made. Grippy wet/dry. No squeal, no matter how hard you corner. Very good feedback, turns crisp. Like track day tyres on the road. Did i mention the price? Just awesome!
0 - tyre reviewed on September 30, 2017   
Given 69% (breakdown) while driving a Alfa Romeo 156 2.0 TS Veloce (205/55 R16 V) on a combination of roads for 10,000 spirited miles
I was able to buy these without going to a specialist supplier. My impressions of these suggest that selling them mainstream may have been a mistake. Irrespective, I wanted to try them for myself so I ended up with a complete set. A deer wrote my car off before they were totally done though.

They have a nice crisp steering response and good feedback. Cornering grip was very good but less so in the wet. I found them to generally behave very well with no upsets. Breakaway and recovery was always easily managed and for that they can be recommended.

They have shortcomings though. When new, the tread depth was only just above 6mm (sporting tyre). Aquaplaning resistance was very poor though. Indeed, I used them in snow once. It gave new meaning to 'absolutely no grip'. They are very heavy so transmit every bump into the cabin and even tiny road imperfections could clearly be detected. Wear was not good and I'd sum them up as not good for a daily driver. For a toy they're not bad but I believe there are better options available which don't have anything like the RE002's drawbacks.

Not a bad tyre but it should have been marketed more accurately and having mainstream autocentres fitting them as a mainstream performance tyre certainly had it's drawbacks and I imagine some damage was done to the Bridgestone brand name for that reason.
0 - tyre reviewed on September 6, 2017   

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