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post #1 of 20 Old 03-17-2015, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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Yesterday, while showing the 9er off to a buddy at work, I noticed that my rear tire was starting to dry rot/hairline crack in a couple spots. Rode it home gingerly and proceeded to order a new tire. Should be here in a couple days, which is OK considering the weather went back to wintery cold. I had a set of Michelin Pilot Power 2CT, front and rear. I liked them a lot, but, decided to get the PR3 for the rear, while keeping the 2CT in the front until it needs replacing. There were ton of to choose from in that price range, and Michelin seems to get good reviews. What are your guys'/gals' thoughts?

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post #2 of 20 Old 03-17-2015, 06:57 PM
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Here, I'll try and speed things up a bit:

1. That's the only tyre to have, I use it, it's the best, don't buy anything else.

2. I have something different that has worked well for me; it was cheaper too - you could try it.

3. Don't buy that, it's crap, I had one and it was nothing but trouble: instead, buy....

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+1....so 2

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Hello,

I've heard a lot of god things about Michelin 2CT and PR3, yet I got mine a set of Bridgestone S20 Evo, I guess I liked the feeling of the BT-16 that the bike had when I bought it...

Is this a 2 or 1?

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That's a 0. In fact, it's a -0.

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+1....so 2
+1
P.S. 1+1=3 Mike.

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well, I think that about covers it... glad we could be of service... next question!

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The search function might reveal how many laps have been made of this particular track...

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Jeez, tough crowd!

Yes Bart, the PR3 or 4 are fine tires. Like you said, good reviews and excellent service for most folks. If you are comfortable with the $, get it, and enjoy it.

To add: of course they are great. I use them and that makes the PR4's the best ever!

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Jeez, tough crowd!

Yes Bart, the PR3 or 4 are fine tires. Like you said, good reviews and excellent service for most folks. If you are comfortable with the $, get it, and enjoy it.

To add: of course they are great. I use them and that makes the PR4's the best ever!
That's a 1

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I'm actually in the opposite situation. I have a fair new Pilot Power rear and am about to put a PR4 up front. From what I've heard the pairing should work fine. I'll run it till I need to replace the rear, then I'll throw a PR4 back there too.

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P.S. I love the Michelin tire. The Powers have been awesome, they just don't last as long as I'd like. I think I got around 7-8k miles out of this set. Hoping the roads will go 10k+.

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P.S. I love the Michelin tire. The Powers have been awesome, they just don't last as long as I'd like. I think I got around 7-8k miles out of this set. Hoping the roads will go 10k+.
I got 14k+ out of my last pilot road 2 rear and the front still has life left... I'm pretty anal about tire pressure and mostly commute, but still I was impressed... I think part of it had to do with the fact that we only broke much over 80 a handful of times last year, so the tires were never riding on really hot ground (I could also be talking out of my ass)... Up until about 200 miles from the end it would still let me wheelie in the pouring rain... and the only reason I swapped it was because I had a 500 mile ride coming up and didn't want to risk it... I don't doubt that I could have broken 15k on it... The pilot roads are the first tire I recommend to ANYONE unless they ride lots of track days... I would say 90% of riders could not out ride these tires on the road, and probably 75% couldn't out ride them on the track either...

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So I'm a 2 - I've used Pirelli Diablos, Diablo Rosso II, and am currently enjoying a ContiMotion rear. All of these have worked well for me.

See the graphic below for the local price of entry to Michelin-land - PR4's in this case.
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So I'm a 2 - I've used Pirelli Diablos, Diablo Rosso II, and am currently enjoying a ContiMotion rear. All of these have worked well for me.

See the graphic below for the local price of entry to Michelin-land - PR4's in this case.
Any reason why you're looking at the "GT" spec instead of the normal ones? normally these are a little more expensive...

EDIT: Also, that's insane.. I can get a set of PR4's for just over $300... is that in USD or is there a conversion rate?

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See the graphic below for the local price of entry to Michelin-land - PR4's in this case.
Yeah we really do get the short end of the stick here in NZ when it comes to prices...

I've had an S20 rear and it was fantastic in the dry, but wore very quickly.

I'm currently running a Bridgestone T30 set and find them to be on par with the S20 for grip and have so far lasted a lot longer.

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EDIT: Also, that's insane.. I can get a set of PR4's for just over $300... is that in USD or is there a conversion rate?
Those prices are in New Zealand Dollars. $449 NZD = $333 USD

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Thanks for all the input. I guess the search function is something I overlooked. Anyhow, thanks again! It just came in, now I just need to schedule the instal.

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