Commentary

June 2008 Issue

Letters: 06/08

In your tire test article in the April 2008 issue, you say "We’re going to stick with comparing tread depth, wear rates and price to determine the best value." That sounds fine, but when I look at your overall value ranking, your conclusions do not seem to agree with your data. Based on your stated criteria for measuring value, the Condor is the most cost effective or best and the Flight Custom III is the least. I fly a Mooney M20J and make about 100 landings per year. My tires (Condor or Michelin Aviator) usually last about four or five years. So, it seems like the max landings are overstated by a factor of 10.

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