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Offline Gatsoburner

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Struggling to make a decision!
« on: August 30, 2017, 09:37:31 PM »

Swiss bound in 2 weeks, want new tyres, what's the opinions  ?
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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2017, 09:49:45 PM »
Did a couple of thousand miles through Europe over many mountain passes, the Metzeler M7 RR were awesome. Wet, dry, twisties and motorway. Fully loaded panniers and top box. No chicken strips left and not squared off. Could not wish for a better tyre.

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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2017, 10:40:36 PM »
Metzeler roadtec 01 awesome , fantastic in the wet through Voges , Black Forest expensive though ... However was very impress with Dunlop roadsmart 3 at donnington park

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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 10:46:18 PM »

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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2017, 11:15:32 PM »
Had Metlzer Roadtechs before. DIdn't like them. Took forever too heat up.
I think I"m going with Angle GTs when my stockers are up.

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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2017, 12:07:17 AM »
*Originally Posted by Snatch [+]
Had Metlzer Roadtechs before. DIdn't like them. Took forever too heat up.
I think I"m going with Angle GTs when my stockers are up.
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Agree a lot. However, I was very happy with 3 sets of Met Z8's I used on my previous R12R, each set lasted about 6K miles (consisting of aggressive canyon riding/ high speeds on remote roads). I always found the Met Z8's to be sure footed/ predictable/ never slipped or got squirrely and stayed that way until time to replace.  As for my XR, this weekend a "new pair" of Angel GT's will be installed, which were recommended by a SDBMW service guy, who has an XR (rides it good & proper) and swears by them for very good grip/ longevity. These new Angel GT's will replace my XR's original Bridgestones, which at 3,600 miles "R" is 95% worn/ "F" 60% worn), BTW, I've haven't used Bridgestone in ages, therefore I'm no expert (only thing I found is "on" a few occasions, when going through turns at high speed/ leaned over/ no chicken strips, the rear slid out a bit/ but was predictable/ not terribly worrisome, but none the less I didn't much care for it and felt there's probably a better tire for the XR, for aggressive sport riding on the street/ better mileage as well.
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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2017, 12:17:42 AM »
 these bridgestones don't appear to last too long.  Mine seem halfway gone already.  the Angels should last at least a couple thousand miles more.

The only thing is the Angels have a pretty flat profile for a /55.  Our bikes flick pretty good though.

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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2017, 02:53:00 AM »
*Originally Posted by Snatch [+]
these bridgestones don't appear to last too long.  Mine seem halfway gone already.  the Angels should last at least a couple thousand miles more.The only thing is the Angels have a pretty flat profile for a /55.  Our bikes flick pretty good though.

Totaly agree. I hope that the Angels will give me a tad (5%/ 10%) more grip than the Bridgestones, and a lifespan of 5K to 6K miles. As for the Angles pretty flat profile/ possible slower turn in, if that's an issue I'll go from the one helmet setting, to one helmet with luggage, which should help.
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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2017, 11:22:03 AM »
The only advice I can offer is go with what you know this comes from very bitter experience. 

Years back I had a ZXR1200s loved it, did 56 thousand miles in 4 years. Anyway when to France with tyres I’d not run on it before,  everyone had said how great they were. 

Heated  :230: every bend and mountain pass, we did 2500 miles two days before the end of the holiday still had 1000 miles to do and the back was on the wear limit.  Never again!
 
As a test it’s not a bad thing changing tyres, but just before that big annual trip meh me not so much…. Don’t get me wrong I do try different tyres but not just be for the big Holiday.
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Re: Struggling to make a decision!
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 02:19:36 PM »
+1 for Metzeler ROADTEC 01.

I'm on my second set of those tyres, loving it! I've used both normal and HWM versions. I've used them throughout the whole year.

 


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