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Offline Jeff in Wales

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Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« on: August 23, 2018, 18:21:44 »
This is my second front Road 5 Trail.

Hoped this front would last until the rear needed replacing again and was then going to try something different just out of interest, but was not to be. Have no complaints with the Road 5 trails.

Didn't shop around, went to my regular local (A&D Motorcycles, Denbigh), cost £145.6 fitted.


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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2018, 18:50:15 »
15,400 miles? I'd be happy with that! Looks fairly even too.
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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2018, 20:37:51 »
I was thinking the same  :thumb:

How many miles did you get out of the rear?

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 22:58:20 »
My rear Road 5 trail is starting to feel a bit dodgy after 7000 miles, front is probably OK, not sure though I might change back to Roadtec 01, they felt grippier from what I remember.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2019, 19:04:59 »
15,400 miles? I'd be happy with that! Looks fairly even too.
is it just me or does that tyre look like a sharpei? dog.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2019, 22:28:32 »
What tyre pressure should I use Road 5 trails? 100% solo riding, I'm using 36-40 at the minute, changed the rear Road 5 at 8500 miles, front will do another few thousand miles.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2019, 15:28:46 »
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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2019, 20:07:35 »
I’ve got these, and am very pleased with them. Feel invincible almost. They stick like limpets to rock. Michelin’s are great, grippy, but the downside is, they’re soft(ish) and wear. You pays ye money and makes ye choice. definitely get them again 👍

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2019, 21:22:34 »
Hello.

4000kms before both tyre replacement, I think that these Road 5 are great and very safe, fun nd all weather confidence tyres.

I suspect that rear will die around 7000 kms nd front maybe at 14-15000.

For my preferences It's enough.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2019, 17:07:23 »
Strange pattern on rear Road 5 after 6500 kms.....

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2020, 19:17:29 »
I have 11500 miles now on the Road 5 front, this thing just will not die, 3000 on the new rear I fitted last Summer, never got  mileage like this from a tyre before, grip is still great but I'm no Rossi.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2020, 11:54:04 »
Mine went the same. The edges of the PR5's rears  are very soft and tend to feather up if you like the corners plus the 1000cc strom really rips them up more so than the 650.
The 5 rear only lasted me 4k miles. The 4 rears 5-6k miles. I now use anneke 3's, not the same grip but OK and at 3k miles the rear looks good for at least the same again or more.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2020, 14:07:38 »
I have 3000 miles on the Road 5 rear on the 650 and it still looks almost new, another reason to stick with the 650!!

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2020, 21:25:31 »
Hello.

Rear Road 5 Trail replaced on april after 11500 kms. It`s a good amount  IMO.

Also I´m very happy with them, in all weather conditions and riding styles.

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Re: Road 5 Trail - Front replaced after 15400 miles
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2020, 22:25:48 »
That's great mileage for a 1000cc strom, 9,320 miles to a rear tyre? I wouldn't get that on the 650.