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Hello. First off, I'm not a track rider, nor really a rain rider. But still.... I live in a great part of the Coastal Bay Area, so I get to go out to the hills and rip it (I would say fairly hard) on a regular basis. I also use my bike as a daily driver. Are there any drawbacks to using the Rosso Corsa if I'm never going to see the track? Most of the places I ride around here does not have anywhere near perfect pavement. Is the Rosso Corsa tread material and pattern mostly optimal for close to perfect surfaces, high or very high speed, and not necessarily somewhat bumpy, at times gravelly, older, at times broken up pavement? Aside from longer mileage, are there benefits to using the Rosso III for aggressive riding (in my situation) over the Rosso Corsa? It's not that I'm getting terrible mileage from the Rosso Corsa (4000 miles for the set), but if for my type of riding the Rosso III is going to let me ride even harder/aggressive, I'm all for it. Most of the time even when I'm riding fast in the hills, it's all 1/2/3 gear type stuff (25-65mph) and I'm not really leaning it over that hard (like knee dragging hard)... It's a lot of Chicane type work. Please let me know your experiences. I'm just wondering if the Rosso Corsa is overkill for my needs, and perhaps, I could ride harder with the Rosso III. But what do I know? That's why I'm asking you all. Thanks, Chris
 

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Apparently not all places carry the Rosso III in a 180/60. Not sure about the performance differences, but it looks like the Rosso III is a bit cheaper. (about $12 on the rear)
 

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@PAN959 has some of his experience with the Rossa III's over at the Tyres Tires and more tyres thread. I'm running a Rossa III in the front and will be switching that in the rear as well when my current rear wears.

Front held up good at the track with hard trail braking, but I did end up using the whole contact patch if that gives any indication of stickiness (local track has some sharp right handers from a long straight, no chicken strips on the front right, 1cm on front left). I personally probably won't outrun them anytime soon but at that time, its probably time to switch to SC's and tire warmers.
 
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