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Pilot Power rear, and_____ front

I had my rear tire replaced the beginning of last summer and need a front now. I'm thinking I want to transition to PR4's, but didn't know if running a Pilot power on the rear and a road 4 up front might cause any issues. Thoughts / recommendations?

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post #2 of 22 Old 03-04-2015, 12:52 PM
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I was in the same situation and did just that, I've got a power pure on the rear and a pr4 up front. No issues so far, but I don't ride hard. Can't wait to wear out the pure so that I can get the pr4 on the back though!

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I did that with mine, had a BT023 on the rear and a BT016 with no issues


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Also no trouble here with a pr4 on the front and a bt023 on the rear.

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PR2 in back, Q3 in front = headshake on hard accel. Check for differences in profiles before you go mixing and matching.

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I'm guessing the power series and road series must have pretty similar profiles. Did you notice any difference in the profiles crimedog?

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I'm guessing the power series and road series must have pretty similar profiles. Did you notice any difference in the profiles crimedog?
I went from a pp to the pr4 and didn't notice a difference in profile

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Thanks for the input. That's exactly what I think I'm gonna do. Has anyone seen any good deals on the PR4's?

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Check out AmericanMotoTire.com


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Check out AmericanMotoTire.com
Slightly cheaper at jakewilson.com i've seen them for a dollar or two less elsewhere, recently ebay, but you aren't going to go much below $132/$170 f/r

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i always went with stickier in the front if anything. My old go to was a pilot power 2ct in the front and a pilot road 2 in the rear and they would wear out right around the same time. But i havnt put many miles on the bike over the past 2 years so tires havnt been changed in a while.

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i always went with stickier in the front if anything. My old go to was a pilot power 2ct in the front and a pilot road 2 in the rear and they would wear out right around the same time. But i havnt put many miles on the bike over the past 2 years so tires havnt been changed in a while.
That's what I like too. I don't like the feel of the roads in the front.

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That's what I like too. I don't like the feel of the roads in the front.
yeah i always found that the road on the front when pushed hard tended to get a lil slimy so to say... they would grip but it seemed like after alot of braking and hard turns they would wander / slide some.

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yeah i always found that the road on the front when pushed hard tended to get a lil slimy so to say... they would grip but it seemed like after alot of braking and hard turns they would wander / slide some.
Exactly my thoughts. The rear slides out a little on sharp turns if I give it a little too much throttle but I don't mind it at all, it's very predicable.

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Exactly my thoughts. The rear slides out a little on sharp turns if I give it a little too much throttle but I don't mind it at all, it's very predicable.
exactly i found the PR2 to be very very predictable in the way it slid in the rear... that stated, i am running a pilot power 2ct in the front and a pilot power 3 in the rear, and god damn talk about stick.

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As long as you're not pushing traction limit I think you'll be alright until come time to go full PR4s.

Although..why not go with a stickier front? Like say a Power 2CT? No need to go with that super long life for the front even if you want it for rain duty (which the 2CT does really well). Nothing wrong with 2CT in front and PR4 in the rear when that comes time too.

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As long as you're not pushing traction limit I think you'll be alright until come time to go full PR4s.

Although..why not go with a stickier front? Like say a Power 2CT? No need to go with that super long life for the front even if you want it for rain duty (which the 2CT does really well). Nothing wrong with 2CT in front and PR4 in the rear when that comes time too.
That's what I'll likely go with next. I've done R2 and R3 in back and liked the R3 a lot. From what I hear the R4 is even better. The 2CT in front feels planted.

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That's what I'll likely go with next. I've done R2 and R3 in back and liked the R3 a lot. From what I hear the R4 is even better. The 2CT in front feels planted.
They're a fantastic pairing. The extra sticky front is a nice psych boost. Not sure how sticky the power 2ct are cold, and never tested it by having it on the rear, but the road 3s were glue from the gates cold/wet (at least upright). Easy til the tires warm up, good policy anyways.

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They're a fantastic pairing. The extra sticky front is a nice psych boost. Not sure how sticky the power 2ct are cold, and never tested it by having it on the rear, but the road 3s were glue from the gates cold/wet (at least upright). Easy til the tires warm up, good policy anyways.
I did a 2CT front and rear once. Overall I liked them both but the rear didn't last enough to be worth it for me. Road3 performs better even when cold. I can't wait to try the road4.

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Im not a fan of mixing profiles and constructions. I currently have a bike with a PR2 rear and a Corsa front, its not fun to ride. Im spooning on a PR2 front after I finish my coffee.

Road the Bandit with a Conti Race soft and a Road 3 on the front. Very odd handling.

Im a fan of PR2s but dont like the 3s for spirited riding. They just feel lose on the edges.

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Im not a fan of mixing profiles and constructions. I currently have a bike with a PR2 rear and a Corsa front, its not fun to ride. Im spooning on a PR2 front after I finish my coffee.

Road the Bandit with a Conti Race soft and a Road 3 on the front. Very odd handling.

Im a fan of PR2s but dont like the 3s for spirited riding. They just feel lose on the edges.
I think it depends what you have front/rear. I defiantly wouldn't want a soft rear with a hard compound front. The 2CT does last about the same as a road rear tho. I don't know if I'd use it on a track but on the street, it's a great combo.

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Yea, from my experience Pirelli sport and Michelin Roads are not a close pairing as far as profiles. Before getting a 2ct front I had the Pirelli Demon tires, not a fun combo with the tail lagging on leans.

The Pirelli had a dive feel while the Michelin was a gradual lean.

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