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I ride my bike to work almost every day which is about 100 miles round trip. It is mostly straight up riding, every now and then there is curves and so I was wondering if somebody could help me out on a tire selection for this type of rinding. I have the michelin pilot power now and it is "ok" but is there a better tire for longer lasting in the center of the tire? What would you suggest???
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I ride my bike to work almost every day which is about 100 miles round trip. It is mostly straight up riding, every now and then there is curves and so I was wondering if somebody could help me out on a tire selection for this type of rinding. I have the michelin pilot power now and it is "ok" but is there a better tire for longer lasting in the center of the tire? What would you suggest???
Yes, the pilot road tire. It is more of a cruiseer type tire with grip. But not as much as the pilot power.

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I would have to agree with Blade, the Pilot Road is a good mileage tire with decent rubber for the occasional romp.

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Also look at Bridgestone BT020's. I put them on my bike last year because I use it mostly for commuting too. The stock Dunlops were gone in 6500 miles. These now have 6000 on them with about 50% tread left, so they're already much better than stock. Many sport touring bikes come with 020's stock.

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Avonís new Storm sport-touring seem to be worth a look also. High mileage sportbike tire.
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I agree with the Micheli pilot road. I have used them on a few bikes and the dual compound construction gives great traction on edge and I get about 6000 miles out of them.

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