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« Reply #270 on: March 22, 2021, 04:13:38 AM »

I've cooked the Rosso II rear in 3000 miles and put on a Rosso III. The tyre was dried out via repeated heat cycles rather than worn tread. There was a susbstantial loss of grip and feel. It was probably a result of how I ride and the pressures I prefer. I prefer a stiffer tyre carcass with lower pressures, (probably should go back to Dunlops. Grin).

Imo the Rosso III feels like a developmental improvement again with more edge grip, feel and quicker warm up. I think it has a stiffer side wall and carcass which feels better to me. I guess technology marches on.
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« Reply #271 on: April 06, 2021, 06:21:46 AM »

I've cooked the Rosso II rear in 3000 miles and put on a Rosso III. The tyre was dried out via repeated heat cycles rather than worn tread. There was a susbstantial loss of grip and feel. It was probably a result of how I ride and the pressures I prefer. I prefer a stiffer tyre carcass with lower pressures, (probably should go back to Dunlops. Grin).

Imo the Rosso III feels like a developmental improvement again with more edge grip, feel and quicker warm up. I think it has a stiffer side wall and carcass which feels better to me. I guess technology marches on.

That pretty much matches my experience.  Looking back at my maintenance log, I burnt up my first II in 2000mi, the second at 2600mi.  My III has been on for 2100mi, and it's still looking pretty good.  I put a III front on, finally, after 6600mi, just this past November... I have but 200mi on it, so far.  The III is definitely a better tire...
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« Reply #272 on: April 07, 2021, 12:13:18 AM »

So its not just me then.
Good to know. Wasn't sure if I got a bad one or I was just not treating it right.
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