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Old 07-22-2011, 09:49 AM
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Read a lot of reviews today, but I can't quite decide on what to go with. Put a 2ct on the front 2 weeks ago, but have heard good things about battlax's. Putting the rear on today... What do you recommend/why? I ride fairly aggressive but would like to get a good tire life. No track days, just city riding and mountains.
 
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:25 AM
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I would go with the 2ct, so you have the same tread, profile, etc
 
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Old 07-22-2011, 11:05 AM
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They say mixing tires is bad. Pilot Powers have a super aggressive profile unlike the Battlax's. Might lead to some funky riding.

That said. Im about to put on a new Metzler M1 front tire and i have a PP rear with 80% tread left. Couldn't pass up a new front tire for $20.
 
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Mixing tires is fine, battleaxes suck compated to 2ct's.
 
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Old 07-22-2011, 01:50 PM
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i actually have a battleaxe on the front and a 2ct on the rear. The front was a freebie off someone's track bike that still had 50% tread. They dont feel weird together. Ive had a dunlop front and a 2ct rear, also a pirelli rear and a dunlop front and they both felt alright.
 
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Went with the 2ct. Really nice so far. Can't really tell if I like it more than the pilot power 1 though. I guess my tread life will tell.
 
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Whats a pilot power 1?
 
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Old 07-25-2011, 07:03 PM
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I'm currently running a pilot power rear and a diablo corsa front (got a flat in the rear, put on someones track-day take off pilot) I can tell I have a different tire on now. I would vote 2CT so you have matching tires and handlind charectoristics; also in the future if you are looking for a 100% street tire that can handle aggressive riding but will last a long time on the super-slab - Michelin pilot road 2 or 3 - they will be my next set of tires.
 
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