I just put on a set of Avid Ascend (LRR) this morning. One change I wade was put on 205/60 R 16s instead, because the speedo was always off even after I adjusted it in the console. Now everything is correct and I have a proper speed reading. We were able to suck 39,000 miles out of the original ecopias, and there were probably a thousand left, but it was not work it.
I also pumped the tires up to 45 psi out of a max of 51psi on the sidewall. Over the next few days I will evaluate the drive and decide if I should leave it at that level or decrease it a bit. The ecopias were kept at 44, and the wear was even across all four. What helped was my obsession with rotating the tires every 5,000 miles. So yes, I will put one thousand miles on these then rotate them