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Offline CarlS

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Metzler Karoo 3
« on: April 09, 2019, 12:22:37 AM »
I am currently running Metzler Karoo 3's on my 12 Tiger 800 XC. After 3000 miles/4828 kilometers, I am well satisfied. These tires are a little noisy; but they are wearing very well.  They perform very well off pavement in gravel, dirt, ans mud. They do pretty well in sand; but Florida's sugar sand is rough to go through on any tire. They have good grip in the wet and do well touring at high speeds. These tires definitely fit my style of riding. They are a 60/40 tire.  I will replace my current set with another Karoo 3 set.
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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 12:58:38 PM »
Thank you for the info CarlS, I am considering those tyres for my 2018 XCA,  Had Mitas E07 on my 2015 XCX but front tyre started to develop cracks at the base of the blocks.  Will try the Metzlers as soon as the originals wear out!!!
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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2019, 05:29:44 PM »
You are welcome.  Let us know how you like the Karoo's.
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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2019, 01:22:01 PM »
Had the Karoo 3's fitted last weekend but not yet had chance to ride the bike.

Out of interest carlS, what pressures are you using for various situations.

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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2019, 03:52:47 PM »
l'm considering the Karoo Street tyres even though the advised front 100/90-19 isn't available but a 110/80-19 will fit.
They won't help you in the sand, but they are a better 70/30 compromise for me as long as l don't go to Southport beach!!!

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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2019, 11:03:12 PM »
Off road, I drop the pressure to about 25 -30 psi depending on the conditions I am riding in. On the highway, I run 37 PSI in the front and 40 PSI in the rear. If riding off pavement and the surface is hard packed, I don't lower the pressure.
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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2019, 11:05:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by Falloffalot [+]
l'm considering the Karoo Street tyres even though the advised front 100/90-19 isn't available but a 110/80-19 will fit.
They won't help you in the sand, but they are a better 70/30 compromise for me as long as l don't go to Southport beach!!!

 :492:

Nothing helps in soft sand!  :001:
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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2019, 01:34:34 PM »
Thanks carlS, I'll give those pressures a try and see how it feels.

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Re: Metzler Karoo 3
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 03:34:59 AM »
Let me know what you think,
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