Pirelli Supercorsa SC2 - ex race tyres Q
So I commute on my R1 and its a nail MAGNET. I've had to replace 2 sets of Supercorsa SP tyres in 4000 KM on my 2016 R1. I loved them pre-holes. Its just become too expensive for me to keep replacing tyres (I dont trust plugs...I know they work, but Im skittish). A friend introduced me to ex race tyres. Pirelli SC2's with just warm up laps done on them for literally just over a third of the price for replacement tyres. So far no nails...
I run at 2.0 rear and 2.1. Other than following my racer guy's recommendations about the tyres taking a while to warm up I have had ZERO issues when commuting - not that I expected that I would, I dont need their performance when commuting. I have enjoyed spirited rides on weekends and im by no means an expert or really that great a rider. I got them with a slight cold tear and I think ive ridden that off by now. I do about 17 miles to the mountain before I start taking turns and I usually push the bikes through 2nd to 4th on the highway just before to really heat them up.
This weekend I was told by a track instructor that ex race tyres are dangerous because on weekend rides I dont get enough heat in them.
So my question is...am I looking for trouble here? My friends have been using ex race tyres for years without issue on track. This is my first set and Ive not had any issues with them. I personally dont think I am nearly good enough to push the tyre to its limits. But I have doubts and doubts hurt my confidence and then I ride like crap.