I’ve never tried any of the Pirelli tires. They sure look good. They are pretty expensive, if I remember correctly. In fact, I’ve never owned any Pirelli tires on any vehicle. I know my father has had some on his various German cars over the years.
I’m such a creature of habit. I really should try different products more frequently. I get locked into something that I like and don’t try newer stuff that comes along. Eventually I’ll try something new, end up loving it, then wonder why I didn’t switch sooner…lol. That doesn’t always happen, but it does sometimes. I think you get older and have seen so much hype come along that when you find something that works pretty good, you stick with it.
With electronics I’ve grown very tired of always chasing the latest, greatest stuff. It outdates so fast. I’ve actually tried to reduce the amount of electronics I own, substantially. I’m tired of sending thousands of dollars worth of electronics to the landfill every year that no longer work or are no long compatible with anything and nobody wants them.
Over the last 20 years or so, I would exclusively run Continental tires on my bicycles. The last couple of sets of Continental X-King tubeless tires I had were complete garbage. They were like Swiss cheese. I’ve never seen a set of tires so porous. Sealant leaked through the side walls like a screen door. Continental lost all of my business. Continental would lie about the width of a tire to make their tires seem lighter. They would label a tire as a 2.2 inch, but it would really only measure 2 inches. That way when they would give the weight of a 2.2 inch tire it would seem incredibly light, but in truth, it wasn’t even a 2.2 inch tire.
I now run Maxxis tires and haven’t looked back. They have been fantastic.