Would rather be riding
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Mountain View, CA, USA
PR2 front with BT020 rear?
I had to replace my rear tire about 2K miles back due to a nail. It's got some life left in it. My front, on the other hand, is ready to go. I've settled on the Michelin Pilot Road 2 as my next tire.
Conventional wisdom says you should be running the same tire on the front and the rear. But while I'm not a cheapskate (is anyone who owns a BMW?), I also don't really want to give up a few thousand miles on a good tire, and don't want to put another BT020 on the front. Also I'm taking off on a 5K+ trip in a few weeks, which will probably burn through another set of tires.
I seem to go through rear tires about 1.5x as fast as front ones. What's up with that?
So I'm thinking I should get the PR2 for the front, and doing the first 2K or so of the trip on the BT020 rear, then getting the PR2 rear along the way. The bike's going to be fully loaded so it's not like I'm going to a track day.