You guys know there is a big difference between Pilot Road 2 (PR2) and Pilot Power 2CT (PP2CT) right?
Just making sure because the conversations above could be confusing to some.
oh yes big time.
power 2ct has a very wide "middle" compound area with small softer shoulders... something like 15% / 70% / 15% layout.
road 2 / 3 have a skinnier middle compound section... layout of id say 30% / 40%/30%
the numbers are on their site.
IN my case... with the road 2, because im harder on the edges rather than on the center.... the edges wore out very quickly (4.5k mi on the rear) with the center section still having decent amount of life left.... the power 2ct's on the other hand become bald pretty much over the entire rear tire all at the same time right at 3ish k mi.
But like stated, i had no actual problems with the road 2's they were a great tire, gripped really well (tho ill admit gotten much more aggressive since then) only had the rear road 2 slip on me once (without meaning it) and i attribute it due to drastically changed rear suspension settings for the worse.
I will note, that the power 2ct's make the bike feel more planted (one of the first things i noticed when i switched from road 2 to power 2ct) and easier to flick due to the pointy profile.
If your not draggin knee more than once or twice on a spirited romp of the twisties.... the road 2 will be just fine... now if your doing left right left right knee draggin, or left knee drag into wheelie out fun on "The Snake" they might begin to not grip quite enough on a hot day