Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
The Storm 2's have great wet traction, great dry traction, good life, and great handling that lasts right down to the wear bars.
Haven't run PR3's yet, but my PR2's also have great traction wet or dry. They get slightly more miles than the Storms, but the dual-compound means they wear into a "triangle" shape such that the handling goes noticeable off well before they hit the wear bars.
I've never run a front PR2 down to the wear bars because I always hate the way they feel and pull them off "early". I've run many sets of Storms right down to the end without complaint.
In fact, the PR2's on my current GT (put there by the previous owner) are ready to be replaced even though they have a few more miles left in them. The local Cycle Gear had PR2's in stock and would have mounted them that day, but instead I chose to order in the Storms and wait a few days for them to arrive.
It's worth it to me.
When the PR3's are readily available, then I'll try a set. But for now, I simply prefer the Storms.
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