Well, everyone seems to say it gets longer mileage and handles as well as the metzeler rear, so I ordered one and should have it tomorrow. I will post the ride results soon and hopefully the mileage will live up to the rep. My current metz only has about 5k on it and it's nearly toast. On a odd note, on the last metz front i have gotten far more mileage for some reason. I was getting around 7k and this last one has been on longer than my 5k rear, tho can't recall just how much longer, but it looks almost new ! The only things that have changed since it went on are BB kit and 10W fork oil change from 15W. I can't imagine that causing it tho. Plus i HOPE not because i don't like the 10 W and plan to use 15W next change.