used them last year. tried a rear first and really liked it. stuck good, lasted about 6000 miles, when it slid under power it was very controllable. After wearing it out, I replaced both the front and rear with conti-forces. I had a bad head shake on left hand turns from the very beginning. I hated the tire on the front! I went back to Bridgestiones this time..010 on front...020 on back. I like these tires VERY much. I have never had another tire that gave me so much confidence in the front end. I have had bridgestones bt56's (OE), Contis, and now back to BStones on the bike in 22000 miles(3 front, 4 rear). I have to change them again this month and I will get the 010/020 combo again. All three of the different tires have cupped on the front. all seem to get me about the same mielage. I can save a few dollars on the Contis, but I don't feel the trade-off in reduced handling/confidence is worth it.