Trailwing Rubber Front and Rear Compounds
I recently got a used Wee and replaced the tires together. I rode on the originals, they had 8000 miles on them, for a hundred miles or so but the rear was squared off and the front cupped, so new ones were installed- (I could easily drag foot pegs with them, grip was not the issue)
I got the new rear and new front from different warehouses. My shop had to get the front from far away and it took a week to get. I guess they can be hard to get??? After installing them and scrubbing them in I've noticed that the front tire compound is much harder than the rear. Scrub-in on the front has taken a lot more effort. The rear scrubbed off the gloss after one ride through the hills. The front is still wearing off the gloss at the edges. It definately has taken more time at lean than I would expect. Also when I dig my fingernail into the front and do the "drag test", it's readily apparent that the front compound is much harder and less gripy than the rear.
I haven't had an issue with grip at lean angles where the front is scrubbed-in fully, but I'm wondering anyway;
Are the front Trailwings a harder compound naturally or do I have a super old rock hard tire that I should throw out?
Anyone have a similar experience?