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Re: can anyone rec me a long lasting but stilll light tire?
If weight is a concern then go to your tyre guy and weigh the following tyres, and pick what's in budget:
Pilot road 3 (2 is cheaper and just as good, 1 is old tech but still plenty good enough for highways)
Pirelli angel (my personal favourite)
Bridgestone bt023 (fronts may wear strangely)
All the new breed of st tyres grip better than super sport tyres of yesteryear and all last many times as long.
However if weight is only a concern regarding steering input then you're fighting a compromise. St tyres have flatter profiles for more relaxed steering and stable cruising - this feature however also contributes to the tyres life since they have a bigger patch at upright angles so don't square off as badly. They do conversely have a bit less patch at race track angles but for most of us it makes no difference. Certainly not from day to day anyway.