Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, Ca, USA
My 07 GT came with Bridgestone 020s. After the 3K service I headed out for a 10K mile trip around the US, changing the first set in Charleston after 6,032 miles. The second set of 020s were changed after another 6,938 miles. Most of this riding was done at relatively spirited speed in high winds, torrential rain and light snow. They performed very well in every element to which they were subjected.
Once I arrived home in San Diego the Metzler Z6s were mounted Which worked very well in the mountain terrain, but provided questionable traction in the wet. These were replaced after 3,616 miles with Michelin PR2s. So far (845 miles) I am quite pleased with their adhesion, tractability and security in the wet.
Historically, I get between 2,500 miles and 4,400 miles on a set of tires, depending upon use at the track, back roads or freeway/express routes. With each tire change both tires are replaced as they seem to wear equally. Tires, to my way of thinking, are the most significant safety component on our equipment list.
Hope you all have as much fun riding well as the mind can stand. See you on the road.