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post #1 of 8 Old 10-15-2007, 01:22 PM Thread Starter
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Pilot Power vs. Pilot Road 2ct.

What's up everybody ? I searched previous posts but didn't find what I was looking for. Has anybody done a mileage comparo on Power vs. Road. There was a one page article in CW's Nov. issue that has me wondering. If I can get close to the same grip with longer mileage life why not ? Right now I average 2400 miles on rear and 3300 miles on front using the Powers, but I always wear out the center of the tire before the edge, and the edge of the tire always has tread left. Don't want to sacrifice to much grip for mileage. I'm in the hills more than not, but also do long rides with my touring buddys.

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2400 on the rear?!? I run the Powers and have roughly 2200 on my front and rear with probably another 1500 left in the rear. As a matter of fact I'm not even to the wear bars and I ride relatively aggressive.

Something sounds a amiss there.




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Low tire pressure? Sounds like you are building up too much heat in your tires and wearing them prematurely.

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I run 32 in the front, 34 in the rear, Right after a hard run in the hills I'll pull over and check the temp of the tires. { Just with my hand } The tires feel only slightly warm. Not like a track tire that will get blue on the outer edges because of low pressure. I run the rear just hard enough on the street to lightly blister the edges. The only time that I ball the rubber up on the tire is the track. I can't lean over any farther without putting on rearsets and I'm not going to do that on this bike. Welll probably not anyways

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I run 36 front 42 rear and average 12k on front 8k on rear on pilot roads. I changed front to Road 2 3k miles ago and have 7k on rear and it's almost time to change it. Oh, I'm 160 pounds with no gear on.
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I'd think it depends on your riding style? I get about 2000-2500 on any tire I use on my (different) bike.

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I know this is a Pilot thread, I've run a Bridgestone BT020 on the rear and a BT012 (or 014) on the front before and it works really well. I wouldnt use that combo on a track or anything, but for street riding it works great (for me anyway). Can pretty much swap tires at the same time then.

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