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Offline andyrob

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Re: Best Tyres
Reply #112 on: December 01, 2020, 03:37:30 PM
I got 2k out of my original Pirelli Scorpion rear. Thats from new, zero miles. I wondered what I had let myself in for!

Luckily AnakeeIII, Roadsmart3's and Michelin Pilot Trail 5 (?) all lasted till approx 5k with definite more naughty riding than when running in.

Triumph Street Twins (I fancied one) Pirelli Phantoms are notoriously bad. The OE are made in Brazil with over 3mm of tread. Off the shelf are made in Germany with 5mm.

I have Pirelli RossoIII's on the Speed Twin which i have loved (far out perform the suspension) and have shagged a rear ( :001:) in a little over 2k. Will be going for the same boot from the shop as a replacement so will see how that compares. Maybe Triumph splashed the cash and gave this bike proper rubber....


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Re: Best Tyres
Reply #113 on: December 01, 2020, 03:51:31 PM
thanks all,i have booked a A41 Bridgestone for the bike as the rear is like new so seems a sensible plan and hope they both last £5k . Seems like 6k is about the max -unless you know better? It was suggested that as my off roading is only by accident that i go for a 100 /0 road tyre rather than compromise on mileage to have some off road capability.


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Re: Best Tyres
Reply #114 on: December 01, 2020, 08:46:09 PM
My thinking is that I like to have at least a 90/10 tyre....not that I can try and go off roading on them (I don't go off roading)......I just think that they can cope with dirty, gritty, wet winter roads better than a dedicated 100/0 road tyre.

Just a personal opinion.
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Re: Best Tyres
Reply #115 on: December 01, 2020, 08:59:37 PM
The A41 is a 90/10  just as the Road 5 Trail.
The Anakee Adventure is a 80/20 but onroad more like a 90/10 and offroad more like a 70/30 and that gives you a 120% tyre.
The Road 5 and the Adventure lasted both about 9k and i don't ride like i try to save tyres.


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Re: Best Tyres
Reply #116 on: January 11, 2021, 01:53:14 PM
I changed to trail attack 2, much better than OE