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I am getting ready to take a long ride with my trailer and I need to get my car tire ordered today. my trip is happening sooner than I thought since I am trying to make an event. Anyway I am looking at the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Run Flat 195/55/r16

I would like to know if any one has used this tire and what their results are? I liked the idea of it being low rolling resistance but I am not sure if in a bike tire if that's a plus or minus?

What I am hoping for is to get something with great grip, run flat, long life and possibly the added fuel benefits of a LRR

If there is something else that fits the bill let me know as well.

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I can't speak directly about the P7, but I can speak about its close cousin, the P1. It is also a LRR tire. I have pushed the P1 as hard as I can in the twisties with zero grip issues. I love the tire. I note that the P7, like the P1, is an asymetric tire (likely dual compound); be sure to mount it with the "outside" to the left, so that the softer compound is on the right side.
 

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I can't speak directly about the P7, but I can speak about its close cousin, the P1. It is also a LRR tire. I have pushed the P1 as hard as I can in the twisties with zero grip issues. I love the tire. I note that the P7, like the P1, is an asymetric tire (likely dual compound); be sure to mount it with the "outside" to the left, so that the softer compound is on the right side.
What is the differnce between the P1 And P7 ?
If the P7 is mounted with the outside to the right, would that make a difference ?
 

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What is the differnce between the P1 And P7 ?
If the P7 is mounted with the outside to the right, would that make a difference ?
Having now ridden both, I have a better frame of reference. When I tried the P1, I spent a weekend trying my best to make it fail. One day was very wet and the next day was dry. The P1 never slipped, regardless of surface or moisture. Ended up getting 4700 miles out of it, but you must understand it wasn't babied. Perhaps its best feature is its weight: 21#. This puts it ~4# less than other runflats, making it of high value in compound curves. I recommend this tire.

The P7 did not perform nearly as well. It did well on dry, clean pavement and also at 21#, it performed well in compound curves. But once the road became a bit dirty (like WV coal roads) or wet, it basically became a drifting tire. If you like sliding around corners, this tire is it. But I don't like riding with that much uncertainty about grip. I do not recommend this tire.

Regarding the 'inside' and 'outside' mounting, here is what I understand. The outside is usually the harder wearing side. Since left turns are the longer turns in the US, it makes sense to put the harder wearing surface on the side that will be leaning into curves the most, so it is a way to balance the wear evenly side-to-side. That is the thinking I use.
 
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