Thought I would just comment on the Commanders IIs longevity. The Bridgestones that came on my bike when new aren't even in the same league as these. I started looking for the Commanders by the time I had 5000 miles on the bike because I knew they werent going to last much longer, Ended up changing the rear at 6300 miles. I now have 5100 miles on the rear and checked the tread with depth guage today and still have 7/32 of tread left. I believe they have 8/32 new, so if they continue to wear at this rate, I figure I should easily get around 25,000 miles from this tire. I dont ride it too hard, it is a touring bike after all, not a canyon carver, but I ride it the same as I did the stock tires.