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Offline markymark11

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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2019, 07:25:28 AM »
I'm going to be the odd one out here, I went for the 110/80 Tourance Next to keep it all similar and wish I hadn't. The bike tips in much faster (drops in) and almost catches me out. It is harder to hold a line through bends with more input needed. It does stop the nasty tram-lining effect of the 100 and is just as grippy in all conditions but overall I wish I hadn't bothered, as the overall handling was better with the OEM tyre. Just My opinion of course and to be honest it is only 90 to change back so I'll live with it.

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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2019, 07:39:18 AM »
*Originally Posted by markymark11 [+]
I went for the 110/80 Tourance Next

I think that is your problem.

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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2019, 07:57:12 AM »
I find the 110/80 Tourance Next works just fine.  :001:


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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2019, 08:16:23 AM »
Metzler rodtech 01's for me as well.  Awesome  :123:
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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2019, 09:59:47 AM »
*Originally Posted by Silverstripes [+]
Metzler rodtech 01's for me as well.  Awesome  :123:

Me too fantastic tyres giving total confidence wet or dry  :152:
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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2019, 12:46:17 PM »
I binned the OEM Tourance at ~2,000 miles mainly because of this, the narrower/ taller profile gives a very steep radius and isn't well matched with the rear, the front had no chicken strips and more than a couple of times folded under way before a 45deg banking angle, the rear had at least 15mm wide chicken strips.

I now have Michelin Road 5's with the 110/80 profile and it's much better, I have roughly 8-10mm chicken strips front and rear, which is about normal, if I go for an extended trip to the Lake District, or North Wales I'd probably come back with no strips  :016:

IMHO the Road 5 is a better tyre anyway for my largely road biased use on my XRx, certainly in the wet and on the riven gouge marks where highways are doing road works near where I work, but the flatter radius curvature of this size much better matches the rear, possibly there is more resistance to turning in, but also unlikely to fold under like the OEM.
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Re: 110/80 slower than 100/90
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2019, 03:45:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Dilbert [+]
I binned the OEM Tourance at ~2,000 miles mainly because of this, the narrower/ taller profile gives a very steep radius and isn't well matched with the rear, the front had no chicken strips and more than a couple of times folded under way before a 45deg banking angle, the rear had at least 15mm wide chicken strips.

I now have Michelin Road 5's with the 110/80 profile and it's much better, I have roughly 8-10mm chicken strips front and rear, which is about normal, if I go for an extended trip to the Lake District, or North Wales I'd probably come back with no strips  :016:

IMHO the Road 5 is a better tyre anyway for my largely road biased use on my XRx, certainly in the wet and on the riven gouge marks where highways are doing road works near where I work, but the flatter radius curvature of this size much better matches the rear, possibly there is more resistance to turning in, but also unlikely to fold under like the OEM.


i have similar situation, no chicken strips on front and 20mm on rear, but ive had no grip issues, front is quite sure footed on smooth surfaces, i'm at 6k miles now so will  change both soon  for Dunlop Trailsmarts

 


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