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Old 04-13-2009, 12:32 PM   #1
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Question Michelin Vs. Pirelli

Well, it is about that time.... I need new tires. Which is a better brand Michelin or Pirelli? And, yes, this is probably a re-post, but I do Not have the time to search for past forums. And, if Michelin is the better brand, is the Pilot Road or Pilot Power better?
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Why don't you tell us what type of riding you do so we can give you a better answer/recommendation that will suit your needs
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Old 04-13-2009, 12:36 PM   #4
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Depends on the kind of riding you do. What kind of mileage are you trying to get out of a set? etc...

For the street I've always liked Michelins.
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well, where ever I go it is always a long distance. Commuting for school or to see family it is about a 100 miles a day, when I do take the bike.
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look at a 2ct I have never had a problem with them on my bike and its a nice wearing tire..
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Pilot ROAD. Do you want to get 2,500 miles out of a power and still have nipples on the sides? OR get 7k out of a ROAD and still have more tyre than you will ever need?

Edit: Pilot Road or 2ct Road.

Either one and you should be fine.
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Pilot ROAD. Do you want to get 2,500 miles out of a power and still have nipples on the sides? OR get 7k out of a ROAD and still have more tyre than you will ever need?

Edit: Pilot Road or 2ct Road.

Either one and you should be fine.
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I'd say avon or pirelli
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I run a Pilot Power front and a Pilot Road2 rear for the street. I commute to work with an occasional weekend curvy backroad ride. For a street tire set-up, I am very satisfied with it and I know I won't be needing to replace that rear tire anytime soon based on the wear I've seen so far. They are gripping very well for me and feel very planted in turns, even at near maximum lean
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I run a Pilot Power front and a Pilot Road2 rear for the street. I commute to work with an occasional weekend curvy backroad ride. For a street tire set-up, I am very satisfied with it and I know I won't be needing to replace that rear tire anytime soon based on the wear I've seen so far. They are gripping very well for me and feel very planted in turns, even at near maximum lean

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Pilot roads are great for a commuter bike. Pilot Road 2cts are great for a commuter bike with the occasional slow-speed carving.
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Why does it have to be Pirelli or Michelin?
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Pilot roads are great for a commuter bike. Pilot Road 2cts are great for a commuter bike with the occasional slow-speed carving.
This is true. Also good for high speed carving too.
Tested it with positive results
The pilot power front works well with the pilot road2 rear
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Why does it have to be Pirelli or Michelin?
Probably b/c shes just uninformed. There's a lot of great tires manufactures.
They all seem to offer something a bit different and sometimes a BIT better.
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HANDS DOWN Meltzer M3. I have GSXR600, And ZX10 and those are the longest lasting without sacrificing performance. HANDS down best In the rain.
I drive 700 miles a week just to work. Pirelli's r best for the track, but if most of your riding is long distance Pirelli's will last only about a month if you drive 5 days a week to work. Michelin Blahh blaahhh. Pilot Powers Blah.

The M3 is one of the most overlooked best all around tire. Bridgestone is ok.

If you hav3 a 600cc go with 180 tires if you have a 1000cc go with 190's. Only go with 180 on a 1000cc if your tracking it. Just my 2 cents
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Oh and also remember, your going to find a lot of opinionated folks replying to this topic. . . ^cough cough^
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This is true. Also good for high speed carving too.
Tested it with positive results
The pilot power front works well with the pilot road2 rear
Yea true. My old roommate ran some 2:20s at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with a PP rear and a pilot road front. So they do stick.
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