11 of 11 customers found this review helpful.
I first bought these tires in 2002 on sale after reading the reviews. Didnt think much about them until I rode through a then normally exciting turn that wasnt too exciting anymore. After checking my speed though it the next time I realized it was the tires that made the curve effortless!
After one or two emergency maneuvers where the bike had no right to stay upright and on the road but did, I decided that these tires are expensive, but my life is worth it!
Im about 140 lbs and keep the tires at about 8 bar (about 127 psi). I had only one flat when I didnt notice that the back tire was worn through to the casing, after about 2000 miles. Now I check the back one after every ride once I reach about 1800 miles on it.
I ride in all temperature conditions here in the northeast, but I dont ride on wet roads or in the rain, (light snow is ok), and havent noticed any decrease in the tires performance.
So, for the past 8 years and over 20,000 miles theyre the only tire Ive ridden or will ride on, basically because theyve held the road and handled at times when it really didnt seem possible, and Im VERY glad they did!
BTW, I guess Im a traditionalist, Black on Black for me...
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