|Topic Review (Newest First)|
|Aug 27th, 2019 10:49 am|
|Lotus7||Any feedback on using the PR5 on gravel? I have gone through 4 sets of the OEM Scorpion Trail II tires, and although I'm fairly happy with them on gravel, I have had 3 flats due to pins, screws, and nails. Seems unusually susceptible to flats (having run PRs on my ST3 for 70k+ miles with no flats). The parts guy suggested I switch to the PR5 since they have a fairly open tread design, but I ride a fair amount on gravel and don't want the unstable feel I had with PR2's on the loose stuff.|
|Aug 26th, 2019 10:04 pm|
Originally Posted by dddd View Post
|Aug 26th, 2019 4:47 pm|
Originally Posted by bwhip View Post
Note the PR5 is a very wide tyre (196mm)
This problem with the PR5 seams to affect some bikes more than others, keep an eye on it
Is it on a 1260 ??
|Aug 26th, 2019 12:30 am|
|DaveNZ||^^^ Nice wear pattern on your rear PR5 Bwip, you must have a nice sporty suspension setting. With the tread not going to the edge, the PR5 feels much nicer in the corners, id doubt you would be that far over in the wet, and with the side of the tire being so soft, I've found the grip even great on damp road surfaces. Love the PR5s on my big sporty tourers, i have S22's on my 790.|
|Aug 25th, 2019 5:03 pm|
My last few sets have been Pirelli Angel GTs, as I liked the life better than the PR4ís, and grip was consistently excellent. I decided to try the PR5ís. I was surprised that the tread siping didnít extend further down the edges of the tire, especially for a sport touring tire. Made me wonder how edge grip would be when things get wet.
Iíve put about 1400 miles on the set so far, all in the dry, and many of those miles have been spent hammering corners at very high speed. Grip has been predictable and excellent, always. No scares or surprises.
Wear pattern is interesting. You can definitely see the difference to the soft compound on the edges. Interesting that the pattern long the joint is sort of wavy.
Very impressed so far, and looking forward to some more thorough testing in the wet.
|Aug 10th, 2019 6:10 pm|
Originally Posted by RockingM View Post
The rear is dandy and overall tread depth in even between the two. For most MTS riders it's going to be a great tire all around. I'm just hitting 5K miles and that front is getting pretty chunky. Off the rim it's very light and thin construction. I just might need a chunkier tire.
|Jul 29th, 2019 3:36 pm|
Originally Posted by leros View Post
|Jul 29th, 2019 2:08 pm|
|AXSPwr||I'm done w/ Pirelli after puncturing my second rear in a year on normal road debris, the core of these tires is too soft. Always had better luck with Michelin's anyway, to me a dual compound tire feels more stable in corner transitions, plus they wear better.|
|Jul 29th, 2019 1:02 pm|
|leros||Iím nearing the time to buy some tireís for my 13 Touring S, looking at the Road 5 for sure after reading the great reviews and watching info on them on YouTube. My question is, what is the difference between the Road 5 and the Road 5 Trail? I canít seem to find anything describing the difference in the two? The Trail version is higher priced though!|
|Jul 19th, 2019 5:23 am|
Originally Posted by Wolverine1 View Post
twisties I live in but nothing like I saw on the ST4s. The new michelin 5 rears also seem less prone to flat spot in
the middle, My last had pret near 5k on it and a lot of flat roads from BC to Virginia across the Canadian great plains (the great plains on steroids). But once back home the edges caught up quite quickly with the center...
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