Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

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Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by VTwiner » Wed May 21, 2014 3:45 pm

I'm still with a big chunk of Michelin Pilot Road 3 in my back wheel.

But i'm thinking about a light off road, dirt/gravel track, tyre for when i'm feeling more adventurous.

I saw this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H03WVFGMyVk

And i'm thinking, should i change my Pilot Roads for an Tourance Next, just for the sake of going dirt track in the summer once in a while? Or, should i keep using the Pilot Roads since i'm more on the road and will go little off road?

But i want a better dirt/gravel experience so i should change to Tourances. The problem is for the rest of the year (i commute everyday), do the Tourances give good grip in wet and turning? As compared to the Pilots, will i loose much wet grip or confort on road?

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Re: Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Wed May 21, 2014 4:24 pm

I faced a similar quandary when heading east last year, and opted for Conti TrailAttack 2s, since they're the OE fitment to the 1190 Adventure. We didn't do much loose stuff - just a few gravel and dirt tracks getting to campsites, but they seemed absolutely fine. Wasn't overly keen on them on wet tarmac, but no one tyre is going to do everything.
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Re: Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by Thirdway » Thu May 22, 2014 8:44 am

Tourance were great on the BMW GS I owned. Gave good dry grip. I don't do off road, but once did a forest track fully loaded 2 up and I didn't feel reassured by the grip available on mud/gravel.

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Re: Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by VTwiner » Thu May 22, 2014 9:51 am

humm..Since i commut all year, in rain also, i'm concerned with the wet grip. Maybe i should do some gravel roads with the Pilots to see how they behave before changing. If the Meztelers don't offer that much improvement i may stick with the pilot road for light dirt road also.

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Re: Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Thu May 22, 2014 9:56 am

PR3s are awful on gravel. The tread doesn't have gaps big enough for the gravel to go into and it's like riding on marbles.
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Re: Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by VTwiner » Thu May 22, 2014 9:58 am

I could try the Conti TrailAttack 2s you have. But the lack of wet grip bothers me.

What about Pirelli Scorpion Trails? As anyone had a feedback from those tyres?

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Re: Metzeler Tourance Next vs Michelin Pilot Road 3

Post by ogden » Thu May 22, 2014 11:10 am

I went back to PR3s at the first opportunity.

Only people I know with Scorpions are Multistrada owners on the OE tyres and none of them have said anything about off road use. They've grumbled a bit about grip on tarmac but I'm pretty sure they were just sandbagging.
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