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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2019, 01:49:34 AM »
I'm heading to Alaska, it's about 12000 km, one way. I'm pretty sure I'll have to change again before I get there.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #25 on: April 14, 2019, 09:17:17 PM »
  :0461:  my ever longest distance with the rear tyre is 8250 km
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #26 on: April 14, 2019, 09:55:00 PM »
I  did a round trip to west coast  Canada & Usa last summer  with a brand new set of  Metzeler Roadtec  01  :  16,500 km  and fully load with camping gears 

The rear one was quite over when I got home

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #27 on: April 14, 2019, 11:54:40 PM »
When I travel, I often replace the tires prematurely because sometimes it's hard to find the right tire. It's better to replace the tires when choices are available than when you need a tire and stocks are low. My rear Pilot 4 was still good for a while but I prefer to start the trip with a new rear tire. Hopefully the front will last until I replace the rear.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #28 on: April 15, 2019, 05:17:54 AM »
Would you try Anakee 3s?
I’ve had 3 sets of those over two CTs
 I’d not be surprised to see 10 to 12 k out of those.

Akaska trip sounds fantastic by the way.


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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #29 on: April 15, 2019, 11:11:51 AM »
I had Anakees 3 before on my Varadero. I think they were fine and probably more dirt worthy than the  Pilots. I have been impressed with the Pilot Road's road handling. When I get closer to Alaska I will try to buy tires that are a little more off road / dirt worthy. I know the Pilot 4 is not a very rigid tire, I assume the 5 is similar. I looked at shipping my bike closer to my destination but decided to ride all the way.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2019, 11:37:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by Maritimer [+]
I had Anakees 3 before on my Varadero. I think they were fine and probably more dirt worthy than the  Pilots. I have been impressed with the Pilot Road's road handling. When I get closer to Alaska I will try to buy tires that are a little more off road / dirt worthy. I know the Pilot 4 is not a very rigid tire, I assume the 5 is similar. I looked at shipping my bike closer to my destination but decided to ride all the way.

The Anakee 3's are about as close to a 100% street tire as you can find and still get the ADV designation.  I'd say 95% street to 5% dirt use intended.  I do understand though that once you go Michelin they tend to endear themselves and become the preferred brand.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail Rear Tire
« Reply #31 on: April 15, 2019, 11:41:48 AM »
I agree.

 


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