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Anakee Adventures — new Michelin 80/20 rubber
« on: June 12, 2019, 04:53:57 AM »
Anyone try these yet?

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Re: Anakee Adventures — new Michelin 80/20 rubber
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 05:04:41 PM »
I have one that I had installed on my way home from Alaska. I have approximately 3000 km. It's a very noisy tire when I lean the bike either way. It seems to wear well. I have about 1/2 on the four lane highways and 1/2 on rural back roads. I bought it because it was my best option at the time. I do some gravel roads riding but overall, I ride on the tarmac. 

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Re: Anakee Adventures — new Michelin 80/20 rubber
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2019, 11:25:02 PM »
Thanks Maritimer. Assuming your use was more like 90/10 than 80/20, would you do it again? If not, what would you choose?

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Re: Anakee Adventures — new Michelin 80/20 rubber
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 02:13:40 AM »
I just made a 26,000 km trip to Alaska. I started with a Michelin Road pilot 5 (trail) on the rear and did about 10,000 km. I really like the tire for handling on paved roads. Then I replace both tires with Continental trail Attack 3. I went across 160 km gravel road and it did the job but  it's better in paved mountain roads and curves. I did around 6700 km on the rear Conti. I presently have approximately 17,000 km on the front Conti and it's still good.  I replaced the rear Conti  with a Heidenau K76 because it was available.  When I travel, I'd rather change my tires prematurely  when I get a an opportunity than to get stranded somewhere, where tires selections are limited.
In the rain and on dry pavement the Heidenau did well. I did not have the opportunity to ride it off road but I think it would be ok.

For touring, I really like the Michelin Pilot 5 and the Continental. If I was doing more off roads, I probably would take the Heidenau.

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Re: Anakee Adventures — new Michelin 80/20 rubber
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 04:45:46 AM »
Thanks for sharing your insight and experience — makes a lot of sense to me