Front and rear tires have to do very different things, so why should they be the same? The front-specific Attack features a sticky tread compound that assures high-speed cornering confidence, while the 22mm width and 4-ply casing cheat the wind and the scale. Because the rear is responsible for driving you forward and it bears more weight than the front, the rear-specific Force uses a hard compound and a 5-ply, 24mm casing for extended life. Put the two together and you have an excellent balance of function, weight and tread life.
I'm 6'2" and weigh 210 and have had problems getting good mileage out of performance tires.I put 1,985 miles on the first set and changed them only because I did not want to take a any chances doing a rural century. I suspect I could have gotten another 300 to 400 miles on them. After previously getting between 900 and 1,500 miles on tires, I'll continue using these Continentals with confidence.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend