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I bought the Roadsmart 2 rear to get some of the tributes to a track tire w/ longer life according to the specs and reviews. I was recommended to use a Dunlop Q3 in front to compensate for faster rear wear and change both at same time. I'm not sure if that's a good idea. I change and balance tires myself. HR...
Hi there, I said it before and I will say it again, mixing and matching different tires doesn't make sense to me nowadays.
A huge part of the money we pay for tires today compensates for research and development. Look at all the tire presentations, no matter which category the tires are always conceived, researched and developed as pairs working together in unison.
By not using them in the way they were developed we throw all the R&D part away and we end up paying more and getting less out of our purchase.
I 've never had assymetrical wear problems and I don't think I should ever worry about it on a featherweight 72hp bike despite always using supersoft track oriented sport tires. So stop experimenting and instead get the full benefits of a properly developed set of tires next time!
I have heard nothing but good things about the PR4's, but I am interested in trying the Q3's out myself. Does anyone have comparisons in wear rate between Q3's, PP3 and PR4's? Those would be my top 3 choices for a street or street & track bike.