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Re: Rear Tyre Performance / Wear
I have never ridden on Bridgestone hoops but I know a lot of people like them - their consistent comment though is that they wear fast (or at least the Bridgestone sports tyres wear fast).
Since I've been back on bikes after a 10+ year gap I've used Metzlers (M1s) which felt really good (but only gave around the same mileage as your talking about from your Bridgestones), and Michelins - Pilot Power, Pilot Race, and now Pilot Power 2CT...all of these tyres have been sensational as far as grip and feel go - and on the road I have been getting aroiund 6000Kms per set (I wear my front as fast as the rear...too much corner speed my tyre guy is trying to tell me, but it doesn't feel like it to me !).
I wouldn't recommend the Pilot Race for the road as you've got to be careful to get a bit of temperature into it - but if you can they stick like nothing else I've ridden on !