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Old 05-19-2010, 04:38 PM
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I'm looking for a new front tire for my f4i. I know the pilot power is a popular tire and the price is pretty good compared to the other brands. But i was wondering what type of tread life does it have? Or what are some tires with good tread life? I'm not so much concerned with maximum grip because i don't ride that aggressive, but what is a good tire that has a fair compromise with grip and tread life? Can anybody help??

Also what would be considered "good" tread life (in miles)?
 
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If you're looking for a good tire that lasts a long time look at pirelli's strada which was recently discontinued and replaced with Angel ST's. I've had both and they've gripped fine for me and lasted me almost 15,000mi.

I can't afford changing tires every 5000mi because I put a lot of miles on my bike going back and forth to work every day and trips on the weekends. They are very well priced too. About $130 for a rear tire.
 
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Originally Posted by mosso23 View Post
Also what would be considered "good" tread life (in miles)?
thats a personal opinion



and for the front i think u should match your rear and get pilot powers
 
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Would there be a notable difference if the front and back tires don't match?
 
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my bike came with pilot powers, but they only had about 1,000 mi left. i replaced them with bridgestone bt-021. they've been great so far (i also don't ride too aggressive). i may try the angel st next.
 
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i just bought a pair of Dunlop Roadsmart and love em, the rear is double compound (soft sides, hard center) so i get great cornering and should get good center threadlife. i stuck wit the same brand the bike came with plus ive dealt with dunlop before and are pretty good tires.
 
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Have Q2s on my bike and love it.
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 01:19 AM
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Rubber ones.
 
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^^ agreed
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:41 PM
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Are you a brand fanatic? If not I have a killer combo for you and very cheap, at least here in Europe. It's a very good tire that grips well and has a very good tread life:

Maxxis Presa Sport (MA-PS) for the front and M6029 Supermaxx for the back.

I'm a agressive rider but shelling out for tires every 4000miles has been hard on my pockets so I tryed'em last year and you know what? I really liked them, especially the front- heats up very quickly, grips very well and is feedback is ok too. The carcass is a bit stiff but I like it that way.
It handles everything you throw at him and it doesn't get greesy after a few hard mountain passes.
The back handles and grips fine but is a bit harder so that very hard corner exits sometimes upsets him. But only at extreme lean angles. And they don't wear funny.
All in all I was quite suprised! I've run Michelin PP,Diablos Corsa,M3 and some older generation tires (now running the Dunlop Q2) and was as pleased with Maxxis as I was when tryed the other all out supersport ones. And I did get roughly 9000 hard miles out of them!
I would buy them again but it would be the soft in the back too.
It's a very,very good option.
I'll see if I can find some mid-life shots that I took and will post'em just to see the kind of wear and lean angles that you can get out of them.
If you're not a brand fanatic it's an awesome deal.
 
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