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H-E-ROSS
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PostSubject: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:37 pm

I am not trying to start a lengthly tire thread! I have been happy with the performance of the PR4 tires currently installed. I am wondering if any other members have made a switch to the newer model. I am planning on trying the PR5 but would like to hear from others that have used them before I commit.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:01 pm

PR5's are great but I have also used Metzler Roadtec 01's which I consider equally as good as the Michelin product.
Bonus is that both are super good in the wet.

Both tyres far exceed my abilities and those of 95% of all riders.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:50 pm

PR5s are as good as the PR4 GTs, IMHO.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:28 pm

Thanks Tony & Mark, the Road Fives are going on tomorrow !
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Tue Aug 13, 2019 11:49 pm

For anyone for whom tyre life is less important I'd like to put out a shout for Conti Sport Attacks. My mate Chuck (From Indiana.) put me onto them as he'd put a set on his Scura and raved about them. Despite my initial skepticism I spooned a set on to the GRiSO a year or so ago and they are, undoubtedly, brilliant but boy do they wear quick! Very Happy

NowI'm notorious for wearing out tyres. I don't know why because I ride like the grandfather of the oldest man in the world but I could never get more than 7-8,000km out of a PR4-GT. Compared to them the the Sport Attacks just seem to evaporate but they stick like shit to a blanket and give great feedback. Since I rarely ride the GRiSO long distances any more I'm happy to take the mileage hit. If I do decide to go somewhere further away I'll probably stick a set of PR5's or the like on my spare wheels but the Stelvio, (Which I've decided to persist with in 1400 form. I just have to get it over to Mark for mapping!) is a far better mile muncher. As soon as it's mapped I'm planning on doing a lap of Oz before I get to old or my heart gives out. Whichever comes first! Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:45 pm

Pete Roper wrote:
For anyone for whom tyre life is less important I'd like to put out a shout for Conti Sport Attacks. My mate Chuck (From Indiana.) put me onto them as he'd put a set on his Scura and raved about them. Despite my initial skepticism I spooned a set on to the GRiSO a year or so ago and they are, undoubtedly, brilliant but boy do they wear quick! Very Happy

NowI'm notorious for wearing out tyres. I don't know why because I ride like the grandfather of the oldest man in the world but I could never get more than 7-8,000km out of a PR4-GT. Compared to them the the Sport Attacks just seem to evaporate but they stick like shit to a blanket and give great feedback. Since I rarely ride the GRiSO long distances any more I'm happy to take the mileage hit. If I do decide to go somewhere further away I'll probably stick a set of PR5's or the like on my spare wheels but the Stelvio, (Which I've decided to persist with in 1400 form. I just have to get it over to Mark for mapping!) is a far better mile muncher. As soon as it's mapped I'm planning on doing a lap of Oz before I get to old or my heart gives out. Whichever comes first! Rolling Eyes

Pete

Totally agree about the Conti Sport Attack...
It's a soft compound all around so because of that, I get about 2500/2800 miles on them max but they do stick like chewing gum on a monkey's arse.
I'd be OK with that mileage but it's less than a couple of months span in my case. I wanna do more riding, less tire changing. lol
I do love that tire though, and I'm surprised that we don't hear more praises about it.
Of course it doesn't help that in Florida it's only straight line riding so a soft compound won't last no matter what brand.
In the Carolina Mountains, I found myself scraping the pegs way too easily and on a heavy bike like the GRiSO, you'll have little warning before you lose traction. I don't have the skills to toy with that fine line. lol
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:33 am

Changed the original Metzelers for the Metzeler Roadtecs this spring, I´m very pleased so far, not in in need for the last mm of rubber as i´m not riding like that. The grip and control in dry/wet is very comforting. My Pata Negra feels perfect on these.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:45 am

If You boyz like the Conti Sport Attack I would clearly recommend the Road Attack version. Great feedback especially from the front, same grip, better life and the most agile tyre I ever had on the GRiSO.
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PostSubject: Re: GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5   GRiSO needs new skins , PR4 or PR5 Icon_minitime1Sun Sep 29, 2019 8:26 am

FWIW, as a confirmed Michelin fan I fitted a pair of the new Pirelli Angel 2 on the GRiSO before I left for my Euro trip and they are fabulous.  The standard Metzeler Z8 were OK.  I never had a 'moment' with them and they gripped just fine but not much in the way of feel.  The rear had life left at 5.5k miles but was squared enough for me to replace even without considering my planned trip. I would probably just have gone with the Z8 rear but Pirelli had a deal and gave a free front if you bought the rear. It was a no brainer and i'm now a convert.
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