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Offline Raphe

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on: 05 March, 2021, 03:33:40 PM
I but my bike in to the local garage and requested a new Michelin road 5. What I've ended up with is a Michelin power 5.
Should I just accept it and will it be as good as a road 5? This is my first change of tyre so I would rather not be awkward about it if it's not necessary.
I don't ride too hard. Just a bit of long weekend touring.


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Reply #1 on: 05 March, 2021, 08:15:02 PM
They haven't fitted what you asked for so don't accept the job they have done.

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Re: tyres
Reply #2 on: 05 March, 2021, 09:25:22 PM
Technically your right but Iíd just like to know that if I kept it, will it be fit for purpose?

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Re: tyres
Reply #3 on: 05 March, 2021, 09:41:46 PM
Predominantly, the Road 5 is advertised as a sport touring tyre, the Power 5 is advertised for those that like a bit of 'sporty riding'. Leaving aside the endless 'which tyre is better argument' for a moment, the Michelin Power 5 is cheaper than the Road 5 (well, around my way it is).

Rough prices near me;  Power 5 front is £101 Power 5 rear £130 & Road 5 front is £108, Road 5 rear £139 so not a massive difference overall, but have they actually charged you for the dearer Road 5 and fitted the cheaper Power 5?  (If indeed this is the case at your garage prices that is).

Regardless, as broady says, they haven't actually fitted what you asked for. What does it say on your receipt?  :027:


(Also, are you anywhere near Kelso? We often pop up there on a ride out for a sausage roll & coffee pitstop at Greggs  :008:).


 
Last Edit: 05 March, 2021, 09:51:58 PM by Shed

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Reply #4 on: 05 March, 2021, 11:24:33 PM
Hey, thanks Shed! Iím 20 mins from Kelso, so let me know when your up here next. I think Iíve amended my privacy details, I hope to be out on the bike by April! Cheers.

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Reply #5 on: 05 March, 2021, 11:49:40 PM
Will do  :028:

 


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