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To me, for semislick-knobby side rear tires, the answer I've settled on is that you need a lot of horizontal siping and paddle effect on the front tire to even it out, and if you can accept using mostly the front tire to brake (and the braking points that come with that) then the setup works great. If you miss a braking point, it's like a downforce car - you've just missed it, because late commitment
DHR2 up front, SS out back - it's stupid fast in dry conditions and with the exception of one really narrow lean angle window that exists as you transition to aggressive corners, it's got phenomenal grip.
I knocked out a couple KOMs that I had no real right to just because of how good that setup is if you can commit to it... but I also had to run mismatched rim widths (29mm front, 25mm back) to get the profiles to match up, and I'm sure the compound delta and my weight distribution mattered more than I realize.
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