Originally Posted by -CRASH-
So how are they wearing? Tread life? Handling? When the angel went away, do you lose confidence or did the demon take over?
Due to work and Xmas etc Ive still only put a couple of thousand Ks on them so far but I like them a lot.
My other choice would have been the PR2s as Ive run them before and liked them too.
I wanted to give these a go and Im not disappointed.
The handling has become much lighter than the Dunlops. The front is lighter but doesnt seem to hold a straight line as well in cross winds but that might be my imagination.
The most noticeable benefit has been the way they hold a line in a corner. I just dial it in on entry and it just holds that line without having to be working the bars which is the way my bike felt on the RoadSmarts. Dont get me wrong ive ridden worse but I found each corner was an effort with the Dunlops where as so far these things are very sweet.
Cant comment on longevity but its not something that particularly bothers me.
I seem to get around 10,000ks out of a rear before i feel like it needs changing where as some would probably squeeze another couple of thousand out of them.
I like new tyres under me and while its not irrelevant, distance comes last in the order of priorities for me.
While its not a huge benefit where i live due to the warm weather, they do warm up very quickly. I rode the bike down to the local service station which is probably only a couple of Ks and I felt the rubber when I got off and they were quite warm to touch in just that distance.
As for the whole Angels and Demons thing, It nearly put me off buying them as I think it rates an 11 out of 10 on the Wank Meter.
Ive got a 6,000k trip coming up at the end of Feb so I will provide some more feedback and maybe some pics when I get back.
Pmorrit, I dont think that you will be disappointed mate, Im not.