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post #1 of 9 Old 06-25-2019, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Well that didn't last very long, New tires, 3 months, rear worn to metal.

IDK how this can happen but I'm stunned.

Some guy at a red light said my tires was showing metal. I thought he was crazy, but just in case, I checked.


New Bridgestone S21 is already down to metal.

It's about 3 months old.

I don't understand this.

How many miles do you guys get? I had like 5 years on the prior set, but I'm riding more.

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Unless you are pretty aggressive I would think you should get in the range of at least 4,000 miles from the S21.
My Pilot Roads are a different kind of tire and I'm an old rider but they are at about 8,000 miles now and I'm planning on replacing them due to age.

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Unless you are pretty aggressive I would think you should get in the range of at least 4,000 miles from the S21.
My Pilot Roads are a different kind of tire and I'm an old rider but they are at about 8,000 miles now and I'm planning on replacing them due to age.
Ok, so the Road 5 should be about 2X the life of the S21? I didn't realize the S21 was that soft of a tire. I really don't have anything to compare to as these were the 1st new tires I bought in some 10 years. I'm just blown away that a set of tires would be done in 3 months.

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You don't mention how far you travelled in your 3 months..

Of the new rears I've fitted in the past, I've had 8,200km from a Pirelli Diablo, 10,500km from a Diablo Rosso II, and around 10,000 km each from two Conti Motions.

I'm now running Road 5's front and rear, and hope to match the mileage you guys report..

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You don't mention how far you travelled in your 3 months..

Of the new rears I've fitted in the past, I've had 8,200km from a Pirelli Diablo, 10,500km from a Diablo Rosso II, and around 10,000 km each from two Conti Motions.

I'm now running Road 5's front and rear, and hope to match the mileage you guys report..
Not 100% sure where the miles were when I installed the new tires, but I was at 32000 in April and 38000 now. So that would be about 7000 miles or so.

I guess that's not so bad after all, if they did get 7000 miles. I just didn't realize how much I was riding.

I'll have to keep a close eye on the front tire now.

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Not 100% sure where the miles were when I installed the new tires, but I was at 32000 in April and 38000 now. So that would be about 7000 miles or so.

I guess that's not so bad after all, if they did get 7000 miles. I just didn't realize how much I was riding.

I'll have to keep a close eye on the front tire now.
Ok - So, if I calculate correctly, 6,000 miles with wear down to the cords. It's likely they were worn past the wear bars at 4,000 miles. IMO - that's not very good.
And also - look carefully at the front tire. If it's a Bridegestone it's probably cupped.

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Ok - So, if I calculate correctly, 6,000 miles with wear down to the cords. It's likely they were worn past the wear bars at 4,000 miles. IMO - that's not very good.
And also - look carefully at the front tire. If it's a Bridegestone it's probably cupped.
Yea, she's cupped. I posted about the cupping about a month ago. I'm on the hunt for a new front pretty soon. This time I'll be paying MUCH more attention to the miles and tread life. Blown away that I'm tossing a 3 month old tire.

On the upside, I had some FUN with that tire

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Blown away that I'm tossing a 3 month old tire.

On the upside, I had some FUN with that tire
Try going racing... I know plenty of guys that toss half day old tires... The fun that was had with them is pretty ridiculous though!
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I just had Road 5's installed (had Pilot Road 3's that had done their job, time to go, though) and I've been giving them hell for the last month with a working trip in Albuquerque. Heat, cold, rain, these tires are pretty much what they're billed to be - an amazing set of rubber. Lean angles are fantastic, I feel fully confident to take the them to the edges, and have. I hope they last as long as the company claims, 'cuz they weren't cheap, but after the first thousand miles, they are stellar and show no worse for wear. And that's after some serious abuse, including rough back roads and gravel from work sites in the middle of nowhere.
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