PR4 or K60 tires for this type of trip?
Curious about other's input on this: I'll be riding from Indiana out to the Pacific NW states in late June to spend a couple of weeks finding curves on NF roads, out in the country, and probably in a bit of rain.
Total trip will be around 7,000 miles, and requires a few thousand miles of interstate to get there and back since I'm not trailering. Once out there, I won't touch an interstate for the two weeks.
I currently have Michelin PR4's on the bike (Trail on the front) and have loved these tires on regular asphalt, in the rain, and for long distance riding on the Interstates. I have considered going with Heidenau K60s for this trip since once I get out there, I'll be riding lots of hard-pack dirt and gravel...which may get a little soupy if it's raining. I am not planning on doing any single-track, trails, or non traditional types of roads.
So question is...for this trip, if it were you...stay with the PR4s or throw on the K60s for what is planned? I'll even throw up a poll in case you don't want to post.
New set will be put on before departure and expected to last the 7K miles until I pull back into my driveway.
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Last edited by Mastery; 03-31-2016 at 07:55 AM.