This is a perfect query for me! Used the PR2 and then Angel ST. My verdict :
Pro : great mileage. I got almost 17k km out of it accelerating and braking hard.
Con : not very grippy. On hard braking it would skid and slide. A tad jumpy i would say, although there are possibility that air pressure and suspension is the culprit.
Pro : better grip than pr2, somehow that tyre is very "lean-inviting". Turns left and right with less effort compared to pr2
Con: that tyre last me less than 12k km.
If you're a daily commuter, go for PR2. If you're weekend canyon carver, the Angel. But of course there are better tyres out there for this purpose.
My current tyre : i'm experimenting with different tyre makes front and back. Front bridgestone s20r, rear michelin PR3.
Sure this goes against safety advices that both tyres should be of the same makes in order for the tyres to function as designed, but this is a risk i take personally, because i can never get both tyres to wear out equally. The front will wear out first and by the time the rear needs replacement, it is a waste to change out the front along. If i keep insisting the same makes, i would not be able to experience new pair of different brands.
Since i brake hard, i used a sport tyre that gives better grips (at the expense of less mileage), and as the rear is used for weight bearing and acceleration, i figured a touring tyre would last out a little while longer. Only using this pair at 1k+ km, but so far so good.
Current : Maroon 2011.
- Fender Extender - Radiator Guard - 19mm Nissin radial master - Nissin 4-pot caliper - SS brake lines - Osram Hyper 65W both low/high beam - LED 30w aux floodlights & 3w DRLs - Rear Hugger - Givi crash guards - Yoshimura TRC Carbon - Dynojet PC5 - Scottoiler - R1 shock with Ohlins 14.2 kg/mm spring - Imitation Givi Windshield - Rear Givi rack with 24ltr Givi top box - Bosch dual tones - Z800 stock mirrors.
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- Protaper SE ATV Low - PIAA Platinum low