Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Morden, Manitoba, Canada
I replaced my first set of TW with the Pilot Road. I found the Pilot to be quieter and seemed smoother right off the cuff. It is super in the rain. But (isnt there always a but?).....the pilot gives verrrrry poor rear braking traction, it locks up very easily. I also found that during cornering, the tire would break loose under even mild acceleration and the back end of the bike felt like the tire was "folding over".
I was also very disappointed in the life span of the rear tire. At 6000km, it was basically worn out. Not what I expected from a 260.00 CDN tire that was touted as a long mileage tire.
So, unless you do an awful lot of riding in the rain, I would not recommend the Pilot Road on the Wee.
I have since installed Anakees on my 650, and hope they will provide longer life.
I have heard good things about the Tourance tire.
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K5Wee in Kanada (285,500 KM and still going strong)
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