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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2020, 01:21:26 AM »
*Originally Posted by smithy [+]
TBH, I've not had the Road 5 on the front, only the RS front with the Road 5 rear.....I prefer a little better front grip and the front and rear seem to be wearing 1:1 rather than the usual 1 rear to 1-1/2 or fronts.

I did have RS front and rear at one stage and they have more grip than I have riding ability  :034: unfortunately the rear RS got badly punctured so I replaced it with a Road 5. I understand from other riders that the Road 5 front is very good as well....but I have no personal experience.

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Any thoughts on the RS in the wet/cold (although you probably don't get much of either)?? I am also thinking of going this route. I ran with Road3 rear and Power3 front on my K13S and those worked pretty well together.

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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2020, 03:13:52 AM »
*Originally Posted by SimonUK [+]
Any thoughts on the RS in the wet/cold (although you probably don't get much of either)?? I am also thinking of going this route. I ran with Road3 rear and Power3 front on my K13S and those worked pretty well together.

The RS is not great in the wet, also depends on the surface type and if there's oil/diesel etc.. (Road 5 is much better, IMHO I don't think there is a better tyre in the wet)....and I suspect if it were cold and wet...the RS would be even worse than when just wet.
As you mention, we don't get cold conditions were I am and I rarely ride in the wet if I can help it....Rarely gets into single figures celsius here in Brisvegas, even in the middle of winter..!

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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2020, 07:34:12 AM »
I’ve done similar with Dunlop Sport Smart and Road Smart,borrowed a mates KTMGT to try out the end of 18 which had part Pirelli Angles which i’ve Encountered several times and are my pet hate,put a pair of Mich 5’s on and was very pleased.

Since then have 3 bikes onMich Power RS,and this winter having been stocking up for this year and have 2 pairs of such and a pair of 5’s,what is interesting the carcass of both tyres are nigh on identical in feel,where as the Dunlop’s where completely the opposite.

Bought a pair of Metz 01’s along the way...by comparison have far stiffer side walls.
« Last Edit: January 22, 2020, 07:35:00 AM by Winger »

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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2020, 09:47:48 AM »
Michelin RS in both the wet and very cold performed really well, no twitchy moments except for the gravel residue of gritting
Didn't get all the way over but they felt great




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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2020, 04:37:57 PM »
Road 5 & RS


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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2020, 10:05:21 PM »
ooooooh...new tyres  :156:

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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #16 on: January 24, 2020, 06:49:43 PM »
Stocked up for this year  :001:

« Last Edit: January 24, 2020, 06:50:22 PM by Winger »

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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2020, 02:15:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
Stocked up for this year  :001:



Just how many years would that be? or are you selling tyres?  :305:
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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #18 on: January 27, 2020, 04:36:32 PM »
With 3 bikes that use the same size tyres and and my hatred of riding on tyres that have lost their profile they’ll Not last all that long combine that when preferring to always go abroad with pretty close to new hoops.

As for selling them? Not likely but i’ve Plenty of mates that do.

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Re: Michelin Tyres
« Reply #19 on: January 27, 2020, 07:45:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Winger [+]
i’ve Plenty of mates that do.

You've got mates..?? :164:

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