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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #20 on: 23 January, 2017, 11:00:19 AM »
It does show we have very different 'tastes' in tyres. What is important is that you have confidence ion them. I chucked an almost new set of Conti Attacks fitted to my BMW F800GT and replaced them with PR4s as teh COntis frightened me in the wet, I was sliding far too easily. I have total confidence in my PR4s and have used successive generations from PR2s onwards. I get good mileage out of them and for me they perform as well as any tyre I've ever used in the wet which is my priority when buying tyres as that is the time I am nearer the limit of adhesion. Any modern tyre gives a fair safety margin in the dry on public roads!
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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #21 on: 23 January, 2017, 12:25:45 PM »
Paid £230 for them to be fitted at Guildford Tyre company, rode in then out.
Old tyres just binned them.

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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #22 on: 23 January, 2017, 01:04:00 PM »
 Not trying to be derogatory to anyone, And not trying to say that I am any better at bike riding than anyone else ,But I think that there is far to much emphasis on tyres rather than on riding ability and confidence, I have ridden out with lots of other bikers and cant help but notice the way that other bikes are ridden, The way that bikes are banked over and come out of corners even on wet roads seems to have nothing to do with what tyres are on the bike ,and has a lot to do with the riders confidence, I have also noticed that a lot of riders on PR4 tyres are reluctant to make the best of them I can only assume that they either lack confidence or experience, I am not talking about lunatic bike riding , but making good progress and using the road and the bikes ability as the police instructors would say. No tyre as far as I am concerned will make up for lack of confidence or experience.
 I have Battleaxe 021 tyres on my bike at the moment that I am very happy with and will not  replaced until they are worn out. What will I replace them with it wont be PR4 tyres because I dont like them and not really interested who else uses them or how popular they are.  I will probably go for Pirreli Angels or Metzler 01s.
 

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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #23 on: 23 January, 2017, 02:23:45 PM »
Agree with shumba above. My bike came with part worn PR4s and will be replacing as soon as practicable with my favourite Avon Storm 2 Ultra. I know these have now been superceded, with a tyre more suited to bikes with tyre shredding power (according to my conversation with the people at Avon). Over the years I have had many sets of Avons, in their various guises, on several different bikes and always found them to be confidence inspiring in both wet and dry.
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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #24 on: 23 January, 2017, 03:35:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Peter T [+]
Paid £230 for them to be fitted at Guildford Tyre company, rode in then out.
Old tyres just binned them.

Cheers that sounds reasonable including tyres and fitting.

Shame you just chucked the old ones away seems like a waste and I wish I'd known (would have offered to come down & 'recycle' them for you  :016:

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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #25 on: 23 January, 2017, 05:50:04 PM »
Peter, how does the front feel? Does it feel solid and smooth? Is it sensitive to pressure?
I find the PR4 a bit squirmish and very sensitive to pressure. Main reasons I won't buy a set again.

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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #26 on: 23 January, 2017, 09:53:26 PM »
Front feels a lot more informative than the pilot road's gave. I tend to run my front at 34 psi and this works well for my set up. The pilots felt hard at 34 psi even though they were not but I think the carcass is a lot thicker on those which is why.

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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #27 on: 24 January, 2017, 08:06:03 AM »
*Originally Posted by Peter T [+]
Front feels a lot more informative than the pilot road's gave. I tend to run my front at 34 psi and this works well for my set up. The pilots felt hard at 34 psi even though they were not but I think the carcass is a lot thicker on those which is why.
That surprises me. Ask any bike garage about stiffness of different tyre side walls and I think you will find PR4s are more flexible than many other tyres. Perhaps that is why they are more particular when it comes to tyre pressures. I keep mine at the recommended 36psi and don't experience the problems experienced by some of the contributors to this thread. Still as I've said, personal confidence in the tyres fitted to our bikes is paramount.
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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #28 on: 24 January, 2017, 10:59:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by Rev Ken [+]
That surprises me. Ask any bike garage about stiffness of different tyre side walls and I think you will find PR4s are more flexible than many other tyres. Perhaps that is why they are more particular when it comes to tyre pressures. I keep mine at the recommended 36psi and don't experience the problems experienced by some of the contributors to this thread. Still as I've said, personal confidence in the tyres fitted to our bikes is paramount.
Yep, I have to agree. Very flexible tires. I can instantly tell if my front is below 36 PSI. 34 psi would feel like running a flat tire to me.

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Re: Metzeler RoadTec 01's?
« Reply #29 on: 27 January, 2017, 03:59:47 PM »
 Have just noticed that in the  January 18th MCN they have done a tyre wet weather test using a BMW 1200RS . according to them
 the Metzler 01 tyres are a clear winner as far as wet weather and all round riding is concerned,
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