Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Sandpoint, ID area
19300 miles on Metzelers
Ok, now I've got the mileage results on the Metzeler Marathon 880 front & 888 rear.
Running 42/48 psi, I managed 19300 miles and could have gotten easily 20k if not for a pin hole leak in the center of the rear tread. Tires performed well even in monsoon rains which nailed me many, many times over this last ride of 11408 mi.
The front did start cupping at about 13000mi. I may have contributed a bit to that by not watching my psi over a particular two day period just before noticing the cupping. I typically had to add a pound or two every few days so I may have been down by that much for a couple of days. Next time around I'll be watching it better to see if cupping can be avoided longer.
I like the Metzelers and have ordered up an exact replacement set.
PS: I corner & ride aggressively, so factor that into the mileage as well.
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Last edited by want2tour; Aug 14th, 2016 at 11:51 am.