I only do one or two race days a year, and for that I prefer a tire I can finish of on the streets, rather than put it aside and have it sitting there for the next year to come. So this year I tried the "Conti Race Attack Comp. Endurance"! Emphasis lies on "endurance", which is the compound in this race tire family often used for long-distance races.
What can I say, great tire, actually I'm so enthusiastic about it, I'm on my second set already.
I tried the Metzeler Racetec RR once, and that would have been my tire of choice if it hadn't lasted just about 1.600 kms. Incredible grip, ultrashort warming up phase, but only 1.600 kms in street use is just too expensive for me.
The Contis on the other hand: exact same performance as the Racetec RR, but the longevity is excellent. Very good feedback from the front, and very high overall agility. I did about 1.700 km in the Dolomites with it (nearly in race mode all the time
) and another 1.300 back home on my home turf.
As the name indicates, it is basically a race tire with tread and it is primarily designed for track use. But it is street legal and so I use it for both.
Due to low tire pressure it has a very high self-damping, which makes bumpy surfaces more pleasurable to ride on. For road use I take 2.3/2.0 psi front/rear, and for track use Conti recommends 1.9/1.6 f/r.
Came across it, cause it was one of the few in 180/60 size.
Give it a try, you'll love it.
Greetings from Germany