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sapest

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Way back in 2019 I posted tire comments about Dunlop Roadsmart's, and promised a future look at Road 5 and Roadtec's.
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Then COVID came along and well you know.
Fast forward to now - my current tires are a pr of about to be replaced Roadtecs.
These tires have about 12,500 km's (~7700 miles)
Frt - has about 3mm of tread left.
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Rr - has about 4.5mm of tread left
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Most of the mileage has ben day to day commuting, a few trips of a week or less. One up only, I would consider my riding style as easy on tires. Pressures have been 40/42, watched pretty closely.
The frt is starting to do something funky, but nothing like past Michelin's.
(The Road 5's that took me home from Ottawa (see past post above) lasted about 9000 km's with the usual (for me) frt cupping)
I like these tires a lot, they lasted longer than any Road family tire I have used, they are great in the rain, and cheaper than Michelins as well.
I am replacing these with the 'HWM' variant. Taking a long trip to Key West. Will see if 'HWM' adds anything.

-Steve
 
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looks to be 10k miles would be doable. For the future I will keep this in mind. Presently have recent install of Roadsmart 4
 

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Unsurprising news . . . .
I have learned that Metzler is replacing (superseding?) 01's with 01 SE.
01 rears (in our size) already sold out in Canada.

-Steve
 

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I am replacing these with the 'HWM' variant. Taking a long trip to Key West. Will see if 'HWM' adds anything.
The HWM’s are on the bike. 4.5mm tread depth on the frt, and 6mm on the rr.
First impressions -
they dont follow cracks or tar snakes
small road imperfections are felt less than the non HWM’s
larger imperfections felt with a shorter duration ‘jolt’
-Steve
 

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9000 miles later
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There is a ridge in the center, more pronounced on the left side than the right. Perhaps the very center of the tire has a harder compound? About 3mm of tread depth.
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The rear, as usual for me, has plenty of life left, and even wear across. About 4mm of tread depth now.
Didnt really encounter enough wet weather yet to say how great or not these tires are in rain. The front is getting louder, enough that I can hear it at city speeds.
I know this is completely subjective, but these do not feel as planted as the Road 5’s. Still, they survived the Pig Trail and the Tail of the Dragon with ease.
-Steve
 
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