while driving a
(180/55 R17) on
mostly country roads
had pp2ct on before and this will be reviews against them, these sportsmart 2 max are a better tire. scrubbed them in for 100 odd miles. dry weather the front tire gives me loads of confidence(love it). i find myself really wanting to go hot into corners/rounadabouts. but on the public roads there only so fast u can go in. leant over u can feel the grip and its more stable, dont know if its because of the hard carcess. pp2ct always had this vague unsure feel to them. anyway i find myself going that fast round some tight roundabouts im leant right over and the only thing stopping me going low low is my ability and me thinking about low siding my bike, i have been to edge on the rear and there was no tire slip. doubt ill do it on the front as the edge sort of goes vertical.
Wet weather i tend not to ride in but on the odd days i get caught they handle normal riding just fine. i never push it in wet.
they also seem to be good on englands crap uneven horrible roads that havnt been fixed for 20years. overall these are great tires tires to buy for a 600 fitted i paided £280. i would recommend and buy again.