Advantages Very good grip when you need it.
Disadvantages Just the cost.
I you shop around, at local tyre fitters as well as on the internet, you will find that there are many places selling bargain tyres, but you must pay for delivery, and fitting, and balancing, Oh and the new valve, then there is the charge for disposing of your old tyres. I decided this saving just wasn't worth the hassle. I therefore went to my local tyre fitting centre.My tyre expert is worth his weight in gold, and he runs his hand across the tread before doing anything else. He then knows if the steering geometry is wrong, in some cases it can save premature wear on your tyres, and can save the customer a fortune, never mind affecting safety.
New tyres need to be run in, and then checked as often as you can, for both pressure, and wear. The modern way is not to rotate your tyres on to different axles, but although this does even out the wear, and make tyres last longer, the problem is that all of your tyres will wear out at the same time, and most people prefer to change two at a time.As for grip, tPirellis do seem to grip better in the wet than most others, and in my opinion this is where you really need the grip.
I don't "do" designer tread, and I do believe a lot of tyres have tread designed more for looks rather than function. Some Pirellis may not have modern "cool" tread, but I do think they look good, not only when they are brand new, but after a lot of wear.
My Pirellis are fitted to highly polished alloy wheels, and olok great.
This is just my opinion, these look good, they are affordable, they grip very well, and don't wear out too quickly. They offer everything a tyre should to me.I will just mention that Pirelli is the same firm that does the famous calendars, I will not go on about these as they are not relevant in this review, however, if you wish to see the calendar website, view it here:- http://www.pirellical.com/thecal/home.html
I normally give the RRP in my reviews, but in this case, it obviously depends on the size, there are plenty of outlets, and websites, just be careful about delivery prices, and allow for fitting.Thank you for reading, and remember to check your tyres for wear & pressure.
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