From the pictures below (damn hard to get a decent picture showing tread depth) you can see that there is possibly still a little more life in them. But I'm replacing them for a the following reasons:
- The profile on the front tyre is pretty much gone and the tyre is starting to not feel so nice on initial turn-in. Basically the effect feels like a slowing of turn-in and this takes away a bit of confidence when getting amongst it in the corners.
- The rear still has a reasonable amount of tread on the sides but it starting to look a little thin in the centre and I don't really want a puncture in the boonies if it can be avoided. (I was a little concerned riding on gravel the other day).
- We're well into autumn and chances are I'm going to riding in the rain soon enough
So what am I replacing them with? Well, it was a toss up between another set of PR2's and the new Pirrelli Angel ST's. I've been keen to try the Angel's as they appear to be Pirelli's answer to the PR2 (both dual compound tyres) and also have heard that they're pretty good in the wet - Brian is also happy with his set on his Connie.
Initially it looked like price-wise that PR2's were going to be the go but I managed to get a decent price on some Angels so a set will be going on this week. I look forward to trying them out and seeing how they perform against the PR2's - should know in about another 12,000kms...The worst thing that can happen is I go back to PR2's if not happy with the Pirelli's.