Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

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Vehicle: 2008 Volkswagen GTI 2-Door
Miles Driven on Tires: 20,000
Location: Lakeville, MN
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Follow-Up Review: 45,000 miles on tires
July 03, 2012
Made it to the end of life for these tires, made it 45k on this set. The wet traction is terrible on these tires, the more they wear, the worse they got. I could of got a few more miles before the wear bars but didn't want to risk hydroplaning into the ditch. Ordered my next set of Conti extreme DW's, a much superior tire in the wet and equal to the bridgestone potenza RE760 in the dry.
Initial Review: 20,000 miles on tires
May 06, 2011

As you can see I have run these tires for 20k miles (3 seasons) and have been very happy with them. The cornering is quite responsive and predictable. Off the line grip is well above what I was expecting for the price and treadwear compared to a dedicated track tire. Low ride comfort was given due to the low 35 profile on an 18 wheel, but that is expected. These are wrapped around a set of 18x8 wheels and the sidewall sits flush with the face of the wheel. I expect another 15-20k on these tires before I reach the wear indicators. For the price/performance, it's hard to find anything better for a dedicated summer tire.

The only real downside is that the tires become a little greasy in the corners when it's cold (50F) and raining, but stopping distance and acceleration is not compromised. You can also expect some gravel sticking/throwing on a hot day (80F).

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