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All good for the Bridgestone product....Michelin, being French, is different and softer....

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So I'm confused now...not the first time. Are you agreeing it's not road crown that makes the uneven wear? Just from the first picture on the first thread it's obvious it's not. That would need to be about 30 to 35 degree crown to get that wear. Anyway, I appreciate all the good advice from everyone. Love you still Snark.
Somehow, my response to this didn't post....not the first time. I seem to forget to push the Submit Reply button. Crazy.

Anyway, yes, I do agree that it is not road crown. Longer left have an effect, but tire (tyre) pressure is the key.

I also think that compound is a contributor. Like The_Castle, I find the Bridgestones are supremely suited for road use and longer wear...and they seem to be a bit more forgiving.

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AH, The__Castle, that is what spirited riding tires should look like! And no chickin "wigs"!

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Somehow, my response to this didn't post....not the first time. I seem to forget to push the Submit Reply button. Crazy.

Anyway, yes, I do agree that it is not road crown. Longer left have an effect, but tire (tyre) pressure is the key.

I also think that compound is a contributor. Like The_Castle, I find the Bridgestones are supremely suited for road use and longer wear...and they seem to be a bit more forgiving.
Thanks for all the info/suggestions. I do like a softer compound. In my mind, I feel a bit more secure with a softer tire (tyre). Replacing it often isn't a concern to me. I bought a new Super Corse front only because the rear is in great shape. I think I'll drop a pound or two from the recommended pressure and see how it feels. I'm open to options so once I need the front and rear I'll research different brands.


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I sure don't work for Bridgestone but my tyre of preference, at the moment, is the RS10R.
I must point out that a great tyre will only give its best performance when placed on a bike with well sorted suspension and geometry along with optimum ambient temperature for the compound and they are at the correct pressure. Quality of the road surface / precipitation and friction reducing matter are other variables.
Because there are so many variables that influence tyre performance I would recommend reading up on each of these subjects before focusing too much on any one variable and expecting too significant an improvement.
If I was to recommend an order in which to approach these variables (the ones that you can influence) then I would suggest:
Select your tyre of preference
Tyre pressure
Sorted suspension followed immediately by.....
Sorted geometry

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I sure don't work for Bridgestone but my tyre of preference, at the moment, is the RS10R.
I must point out that a great tyre will only give its best performance when placed on a bike with well sorted suspension and geometry along with optimum ambient temperature for the compound and they are at the correct pressure. Quality of the road surface / precipitation and friction reducing matter are other variables.
Because there are so many variables that influence tyre performance I would recommend reading up on each of these subjects before focusing too much on any one variable and expecting too significant an improvement.
If I was to recommend an order in which to approach these variables (the ones that you can influence) then I would suggest:
Select your tyre of preference
Tyre pressure
Sorted suspension followed immediately by.....
Sorted geometry

All good advice. Thank you.

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My front tire did that in only the first few months I owned the TVL. I later realized I was not checking my tire pressure often enough and even got down to the teens. Dangerous! I check it daily now
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