The rains this year have really torn up the asphalt roads here in West Los Angeles. My wife had the unfortunate experience of running through a pothole at a decent clip a couple of weeks ago, and the two right side tires have bulges at the corner of the tread. So, we had to replace two of 17" Pirelli P6's. At least the wheels are okay for now. I was afraid that they would be in bad shape, but they're okay (miracle).