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Michelin road 5 trails
« on: April 29, 2021, 18:00:26 »
Had a set fitted today. Michelin has a rebate on till 30th of April for 30 quid off but you'd need to be quick!
 Not my first choice of tyre or even my second but the fitter said they just can't get stock and this is the biggest tyre company in Northern Ireland.
 I wanted to try Pirelli or Metzeller but no joy. I liked the road 5's I had before but as I'm only a dry weather biker now I burned the last rear off to quick, 4k and that was the standard rear which they didn't have so I'm on the even shorter lived trail!  Time will tell.

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 19:57:10 »
Thank you for that they are great tyres very good on wet and painted surfaces.
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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 23:15:12 »
They are great but short lived tyres, if it’s any consolation the Pirelli scorpion 2 disappear at the same rate.

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 08:18:08 »
Cheers Relevant11, that's the tyre I wanted to try, maybe next time.
I know these are a good tyres I've used the 3's, 4's and the 5 before but got less and less mileage from each new model. When this rear wears out I'll replace with the older pilot road 2 which used to last me 6k on other bikes.
 I did get 7k out of the last rear tyre a aneke3 so it can't be all my fault!

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 10:42:49 »
I wouldn't even put the trail version Road 5 rear on my 650, the last front trail lasted 13500 miles and still had life left in it, rear road version will last me around 9000 miles.

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 20:50:03 »
I wouldn't have put it on either but it was all I could get.
The 1000 is much harder on tyres. Both Bridgestones I've  used, oe and A40 lasted 6k each on the rear,  Michelin pilot road 4 lasted 5k rear and the road 5 standard 4k. No front has went more than 9k. I'll be happy if I get 4k I guess then the front will last another rear.

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 22:02:17 »
Well I suppose that's the price you pay for having more power, if I was taking a pillion I'd need the 1000, 2 up for me on the 650 with stock suspension is not good, fine for solo riding though,
might try the anakee adventure next time for a change, Road 5's are not much good on loose gravel, great road tyres though.

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2021, 22:15:45 »
I'm a few hundred miles into a set of Anakee Adventures. Switched from rather square Anakee IIIs.
No idea on longevity yet but I love the feel of them. That might be the usual effect that new tyres will always feel nice but I find them really confidence inspiring. No increase in road noise, although I'd never notice over the exhausts anyway. Done a few gravel car parks and a couple of grass fields amongst all the usual back lanes and I really like them so far.
The dual compound made my mind up as I'd rather feel like I've used the whole tyre in 5k than have a square tyre with life in the shoulders at the same age.

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Re: Michelin road 5 trails
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2021, 18:21:13 »
150 miles on the new 5's yesterday. Almost crashed into a parked car just outside my driveway as the bike turned so quick but got used to it in no time. Nice to have a round profile tyre on the rear again after to many miles on a square one. The thing I always liked about the pilot roads is how comfortable they are compared to some other tyres, not harsh on bumps at all. So happy for now but that might change if it's as bald as my head in 3k!