The tire ware on the Michelin is excellent so really a cheaper tire could have you pulling money out of your pocket again allot sooner.
I dunno, I put nearly 45,000 miles on a General altimax Arctic, and it still has 40% treadWhen you see posts of mileage of over 15,000 miles on a rear tire, make sure you have your hip waders on! There is some BS to wade through. I don't doubt a few riders have managed over 15,000, but what did they go through to get that? And how would other tires compare in mileage.
What you get with your riding style is all that matters. I gave up long ago on a 10,000 mile rear tire......
And now we've come full circle :laugh:The tire ware on the Michelin is excellent so really a cheaper tire could have you pulling money out of your pocket again allot sooner.
Leaving the tires in the sun is great when the sun is out and its summer. But sometimes that's just not an option.There's no shame in that! They are professional and have the experience.
On my maiden voyage time with my no-mar tire changer, I could not install the rear Bridgeston Battlewing on my machine. Ended up taking the rear in. Come to find out, the shop owner said the Bridgestone Battle wing sidewalls are REALLY stiff and showed me a special technique as he had a hard time taking if off himself. He advise that next time I do this, be sure to leave the tires outside in the hot sun for a few hours to soften them up.
I got 10,000 miles out of a rear 705 ($88). I got 11,000 miles out of a PR4 Trail($200) I don't think price makes a tire last much longer.The tire ware on the Michelin is excellent so really a cheaper tire could have you pulling money out of your pocket again allot sooner.
The 705 is a good tire and I use them but they aren't exactly in the same league as the Michelin for a road oriented tire. Just as you say money won't make a tire last longer. Making it cheaper doesn't make it better. I believe I read the OP is looking for a road tire.I got 10,000 miles out of a rear 705 ($88). I got 11,000 miles out of a PR4 Trail($200) I don't think price makes a tire last much longer.
Is this really the best tire for someone who is only going to be riding on pavement only? Wouldn't a sport touring tire be better? Less friction, better for cornering and gripping coming out of a tight corner?
No, actually he didn't. He specifically asked, and I quote "best bang for your buck street tire?" I could line up street tires all day that would beat a 705. It is a great low cost all round tire that is well balanced for a bit of on/off road use. As I said before, I use them. For a full street or perhaps a 90/10 they wouldn't even make the list. The fact that I like them doesn't make them a good answer to his question. Jussayin.He asked for bang for the buck.
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