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post #1 of 25 Old 03-31-2015, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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Highest Mileage Tires?

Searched but couldn't find a thread on this. Wondering what company has the highest mileage tires (regardless of performance)? I got 15k out of my Metzler Z8's, but with as little as as gentle as I ride, that might not be saying much & was years ago. There are probably newer ones out now that are better?

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You're talking US miles? I'd say that was still stand-out.

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This is my last rear Avon Storm 2 Ultra after 11227 miles, quite a lot of which was on some nasty abrasive gravel and chipseal secondary roads and all of which were running heavily loaded with cargo and stuff.









These days, grip has improved massively but at the expense of some tire life. Metzeler is still a reputable maker but they're a back bencher at this point, not having very competitive products any more.

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So far, I've had 8,200km out of a Pirelli Diablo, 10,500km out of a Diablo Rosso II, and 8,800km to date out of a Conti Motion - haven't changed the Conti yet, altho the wear bars are getting close, I think.

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I had to replace my rear back in December (picked up a nasty chunk of metal somehow) so it's only got a few thousand miles on it, but I haven't changed the front since I bought it. Which means it has at least 11k, more likely closer to 15k on it, and the tread is still pretty good. Michelin Pilot Road 3s. I was going to get Road 4s but at this rate by the time I wear through the 3s, there should be PR5s on the market...

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... Metzeler is still a reputable maker but they're a back bencher at this point, not having very competitive products any more.
Now a subsidiary of Pirelli, themselves subject of a recent takeover:
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0d84971e-d...#axzz3W38tNpNU

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This is a picture of my last pilot road 2 with 14,800+ miles on it... I have no doubt it would have gone well over 15k, but I had a 500+ mile ride coming up and didn't want to chance it. Mostly commuting miles, but probably 2,000 miles of spirited riding, and two trips to the drag strip (about 5-6 passes each time) so I'm more than impressed with it. It would still wheelie in the pouring rain no problem up until about 14,250 too.(so I've heard, I would never do anything like that)
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Similar experiences to badmoon's. And that was with 4 track days as well. Tires overall have gotten a lot better.

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This is a picture of my last pilot road 2 with 14,800+ miles on it... I have no doubt it would have gone well over 15k, but I had a 500+ mile ride coming up and didn't want to chance it. Mostly commuting miles, but probably 2,000 miles of spirited riding, and two trips to the drag strip (about 5-6 passes each time) so I'm more than impressed with it. It would still wheelie in the pouring rain no problem up until about 14,250 too.(so I've heard, I would never do anything like that)
Thanks for the input. I think I'm going to check out the Pilot Road 4's based on this.

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Got 21 000 km's out of a set of pilot road 2's

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Got 10,000 out of a set of PR2's. When I sold the bike they still looked good, weren't even flat spotted.

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Got 21 000 km's out of a set of pilot road 2's
I've used these but now I have pilot road 3. Which aren't so bad.

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If you don't care about performance, just put a set of 100,000 mile car tires on your bike.




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So, how do you guys tires of choice do in the rain. I run Conti motions and they are great once warmed up... unless it's raining, then they are a bit sketchy.

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If you don't care about performance, just put a set of 100,000 mile car tires on your bike.
I've seen that on Goldwings. And even on its front tyre.

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I've seen that on Goldwings. And even on its front tyre.
My dad runs car tires on his Goldwing. I think he is nuts... but his Goldwing also has about 180k on it... so it's not JUST the tires that scare me.



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So, how do you guys tires of choice do in the rain. I run Conti motions and they are great once warmed up... unless it's raining, then they are a bit sketchy.
After a minute or two of warm up riding with my last set of pilot road 2's I could wheelie in the pouring rain on wet concrete until after 14,000 miles... I intentionally would try to get these tires to spin and very rarely would be able to...

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^^ Wet concrete actually has quite a bit of grip (assuming no oil slicks). At least I feel like it does MUCH more so than asphalt...

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My Avon Storn 2 Ultras work great in rain. Even cold rain when the tires are cold - they also do well in near-freezing temps. They even do reasonably well on those slick cobblestones and wet bricks idiot architects seem to think are soooooo awesome to put down at intersections and crosswalks.

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^^ Wet concrete actually has quite a bit of grip (assuming no oil slicks). At least I feel like it does MUCH more so than asphalt...
hmmm I've had the opposite experience, which is why I specified concrete... I literally never could get them to spin on asphalt, but got them to spin before they got really heated up on concrete a few times... maybe the paving techniques/mixtures are a little different between locations?

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My Avon Storn 2 Ultras work great in rain. Even cold rain when the tires are cold - they also do well in near-freezing temps. They even do reasonably well on those slick cobblestones and wet bricks idiot architects seem to think are soooooo awesome to put down at intersections and crosswalks.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi_sUJjipqA
What do you want to illustrate with that video?

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What do you want to illustrate with that video?
1. Behold, rain!
2. Has good traction on those f**king polished bricks in the intersection.

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