Originally Posted by Adamjayp
I think what you're trying to say is they are "2 compound tires," which they are, they are not, however, "2CT's" even on Michelin's website.
You're pulling my leg, right?
You are disputing what Michelin actually has on their website? I quoted directly from it...I posted a link to it...did you look before making your verbal leap? No?
I think that what I AM
saying is that according to Michelin's own marketing material, on Michelin's website
... The Pilot Road 2 is a 2ct tire...2ct is an abbreviation/trademark used by Michelin that means dual (2) compound tire. As from the quote from michelin in the above post, 2CT also applies to the Pilot road 2 tire. They said it themselves, go argue with them. several different tires in there product line are 2ct...2ct is exactly equal to dual compound... Deal with it. Here, I'll post another direct quote...
Originally Posted by Michelin
2CT : Two compound technology
Since 2005, Two-Compound Technology (2CT) is the innovation that has allowed Michelin to widen the lead on the competition. 2CT is found in Michelin Power Race, Pilot Power 2CT and Pilot Road 2 tyres.
What is Two-compound technology?
2CT tyres incorporate two distinct rubber types: a softer compound on the tread shoulders, and a harder, more durable compound in the centre of the tyre.
How was Two-compound technology developed?
2CT is a direct product of Michelin’s dominance of MotoGP racing, where it was developed, tested and approved by the world’s best riders. Because for Michelin, there’s one objective when we go racing: to deliver the highest technology to real-world riders.
How does 2CT make Michelin tyres better?
2CT makes it possible to fine-tune the tyre’s performance to a particular application. The harder compound in the centre of the tread improves durability (Pilot Road 2) and enhances acceleration and braking performance (Power Race, Pilot Power 2CT). The softer rubber on the tread shoulders maximizes cornering grip and safety.
The difference in areas of coverage, and the particular compounds used is the key difference between the Road 2's and the Power 2ct's...
It would have been SO EASY for the frenchies to just use the same terminology consistently!!! Look at all the confusion and argument just in this one little corner of the interwebs because of it!