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    Struggle to choose tyre
    on: April 18, 2022, 09:12:33 pm
    April 18, 2022, 09:12:33 pm
    Many threads but nothing with up to date choice or preference on Gen 2.

    Was trying to set up a survey ish. But could not get to work. So simple choice for me?

    Metzeller 01se       £342 fitted
    Metzeller m9rr       ??
    Road 6                 £338 fitted
    And a lot of these 3 are down to supply at present as well.

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #1 on: April 18, 2022, 10:20:11 pm
    April 18, 2022, 10:20:11 pm
    Road 6  :020:

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #2 on: April 18, 2022, 11:47:21 pm
    April 18, 2022, 11:47:21 pm
    Road 5 or Road 6, I've yet to see or hear a direct comparison between the 5s and the 6s, supposedly the 6s handle lazier but have a little more overall grip and life, Might be a good idea to mix Road 5 rears with Road 6 fronts for the improved front stability though whilst maintaining sharper handling overall from the more aggressive rears.

    Don't know for sure until someone tries, but you genuinely can't go wrong with either, that's for sure.

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #3 on: April 19, 2022, 08:09:29 am
    April 19, 2022, 08:09:29 am
    Metz Roadtec-01 are great tyres, I have done a lot of miles on them, but - they have a light carcase that when down to the wear-bars is very thin and prone to punctures - I have found.

    For that reason - I am looking at Conti RA next (in my garage already) - and will probably switch to Road5/6 after that, unless there are good deals on the Contis at the time.

    I doubt there will be anyone claiming "tyre x is best for the Mk1, but tyre y is best for the Mk2 XR".   


    The Michelins are normally about £40-50 more than (say) the Metz - so your price is probably pretty good for the Road6
    Last Edit: April 19, 2022, 08:10:37 am by Mareng1

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #4 on: April 19, 2022, 10:13:06 am
    April 19, 2022, 10:13:06 am
    i agree i always put roadtec O1's on my old 2016 but i did seem to get a lot of punctures , this 2019 came with a new pair of road 5's and i can't fault them
    fix it till its broke

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #5 on: April 19, 2022, 12:43:21 pm
    April 19, 2022, 12:43:21 pm
    and all it comes down to is preference and often an irrational bias for or against a particular brand based on an experience in the past. Is there a truly bad tyre nowadays when you compare like for like? The decision largely comes down to a choice between out & out sports tyres or a sport touring tyre. The list in the first post has both types so needs to be pared down to one category. Once that has been done, I really don't think it matters whether you then choose the current tyre from Bridgestone, Dunlop, Metzeler, Pirelli, Continental, Michelin or Avon.  New tyres from each of these brands will feel better than whatever tyre is currently on the bike and nearly worn out.

    As the original poster states, in the current situation, supply & demand will dictate the options if you cannot wait for stock.

    There is an alternative approach if you are an impoverished, public sector worker like me. Stay one revision behind the current "best" tyre from a maker. For me, the last 2 sets of tyres on my XR have been Bridgestone S21. About £80 a set cheaper than the S22 and the S21 were the dog's danglies just a couple of years ago.

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #6 on: April 19, 2022, 01:42:52 pm
    April 19, 2022, 01:42:52 pm
    I would just add that it depends on what you want out of a tire....mileage, handling, rain performance? There really aren't a lot of bad choices nowadays. The Road 5s or 6s will give you some of the best all-around performance and great mileage. I always go online and read the reviews before I purchase just to get as much information as I can.

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #7 on: April 19, 2022, 06:02:34 pm
    April 19, 2022, 06:02:34 pm
    *Originally Posted by Mab1067 [+]
    Many threads but nothing with up to date choice or preference on Gen 2.

    Was trying to set up a survey ish. But could not get to work. So simple choice for me?

    Metzeller 01se       £342 fitted
    Metzeller m9rr       ??
    Road 6                 £338 fitted
    And a lot of these 3 are down to supply at present as well.

    Are you aware that Michelin have a promotion running till the end of April giving £30.00 cash back?

     Just taken advantage of it and replaced the oem Metzeler 01’s with Road 6’s. Good first impressions with Michelins.


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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #8 on: April 19, 2022, 06:23:43 pm
    April 19, 2022, 06:23:43 pm
    If you enjoy some 'spirited' riding, don't get Metzeler 01's or 01 SE's.  They break grip mid corner very easily.  Touring Spain last year with 01 SE's destroyed my confidence on my bike.  Awful tyres.  They just let go without warning.  I'm back on Road 5's again and they're just such a good tyre.  Full confidence back again (thank goodness).  My mate's just got a pair of Road 6's & says they're very good too.  Personally, I'll not have anything but Michelin on mine now.  They just work.

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    Re: Struggle to choose tyre
    Reply #9 on: April 19, 2022, 06:36:45 pm
    April 19, 2022, 06:36:45 pm
    I read on one post that the Road 6's profile have a reduced max lean angle from the road 5s.  I cannot imagine that will be a problem for me, but I am curious.  Can anyone confirm the validity of that statement?

     



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