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Offline plaaty

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Michelin Road 5 Trail
« on: March 21, 2019, 08:06:14 PM »
Hi all,

I priced some tyres at the local bike shop, seems they couldn't get the Michelin Pilot Road 4 in a front tyre but recommended the Road 5 Trail

does anyone use these, any thoughts?

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2019, 08:44:44 PM »
I had these fitted a couple of months ago.
The first thing I noticed was how quite everything went - very little road noise at all !! They make me feel more confident overall in all weathers and road conditions (I travel over Saddleworth Moor on my commute to work so have to face all types of weather over the 50 mile round trip).I dont confess to be a tyre expert but these tyres do make my rider better  :305:


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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2019, 09:05:43 PM »
Sounds good, Im up for a quiet tyre - mine are hideous!

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2019, 09:32:18 PM »
"The test of the machine is the satisfaction it gives you. There isn't any other test."   --   Robert M. Pirsig

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2019, 06:56:01 PM »
I have them on two of my bikes and imho they are excellent tyres. My second choice would be Dunlop Trailsmarts. 

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2019, 10:49:16 PM »
got these front and rear on the tex. done over 2.5k miles on them so far with no complainants

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2019, 02:32:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by plaaty [+]
Sounds good, Im up for a quiet tyre - mine are hideous!

What tires are you running?
I’ve heard road noise issues about the OE Metzlers but I’ve never had any issues once I set up my suspension properly.

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2019, 07:07:55 PM »
Hi,
Ive got the Metzlers, I didn't think the noise was so bad today, yesterday I wound the pre load all the way off on the front and wound it most of the way on at the rear.... maybe your onto something  :152:

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2019, 08:02:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by plaaty [+]
Hi,
Ive got the Metzlers, I didn't think the noise was so bad today, yesterday I wound the pre load all the way off on the front and wound it most of the way on at the rear.... maybe your onto something  :152:
It's not great that you are using preload to mitigate tyre noise and compromising the handling as a result. Do you not find the steering overly sharp at speed now?  :084:

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Re: Michelin Road 5 Trail
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2019, 02:22:48 PM »
*Originally Posted by plaaty [+]
Hi,
Ive got the Metzlers, I didn't think the noise was so bad today, yesterday I wound the pre load all the way off on the front and wound it most of the way on at the rear.... maybe your onto something  :152:

I'm probably (*definitely) displaying my ignorance, but why does increasing the preload lessen the road noise from tyres?
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