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    Michelin road 3 trail

    New tire from Michelin anyone out their tried them yet. My 2011 1200gs will need new rubber soon

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    Had to Google, as I had not heard of those yet...under a rock I guess


    http://www.cycleworld.com/2011/09/06...product-ideas/

    Site claims they are the same tire pattern as the Road 3, but, in sizes for the GS.

    If you want a road only tire and have not ridden a 3, they are great. If you do any loose stuff or mud, they will become slicks. I say that after taking a few PR3 road bikes down some muddy/loose surface roads

    That said, if I was going to use my GSA totally on pavement...I'd give these a shot in a heartbeat.
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    Hard to see why they called a tire with that tread pattern a "Trail".
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    Thanks for response, since about 95% of the 6000 miles on my GS have been on the road I'll give the P3 trails a try

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    Hard to see why they called a tire with that tread pattern a "Trail".
    I chuckled at that as well...was expecting something like the Anakee at least
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    personally, i would look for a tire that can handle that expected 5% of off-road, along with the unexpected "gee, that looks to be an interesting route" or "map said this was paved, but they did not say it was under construction for the next 15 miles" scenarios.
    i like Shinko 705s. whole lotta bang for the buck, with upwards of 7K miles per.
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