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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:12 PM   #1
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Metzeler Roadtec 01 - New shoes for my next ride.

I put the Continental TKC-70s away for the season in order to have the new Metzeler Roadtec 01 tires installed ahead of my next big ride.

Why? Because the other riders made me swear that the entire ride would be paved.

Why the Roadtec 01s? Because of the reviews about the grip in cool/cold and wet conditions being almost as great as hot and dry.

Test LINK: Metzeler Roadtec 01 Review -

Quote: On returning to Boxberg proving ground, a trio of tests awaited us. First up was what can only be described as a karting track, half dry and half artificially soaked, and this is where the Roadtec 01 truly shocked me. Under the guidance of a test rider for the first few laps, we were soon nailing unfathomable lean angles and going against everything I know about motorcycle physics. I could feel the front tyre digging in with every degree of input and only a moment during the dry-to-wet transition on the gas proved marginally intimidating.

It’s safe to assume that anyone with a botty hole appreciates the wet weather performance of Michelin’s PR3. Even some racers used them as an intermediate option. The upgraded PR4 was an improvement in dry grip but tarnished Michelin’s USP. Could the Roadtec 01 be the new PR3? Yes. We’ll have to encounter appropriate wet pubic roads and more natural environments before making such bold claims, although it has to be one of the most capable wet weather tyres I’ve ever sampled. Someone in full one-piece leathers was reported to have gone full kneedown…

Overall, the Roadtec 01 is impossible to fault given its place in the market. If you’re looking for a tyre that offers a gazillion miles without upsetting handling, look no further. Usually a do-it-all hoop with incredible wet weather performance can feel slightly guff when the roads dry up. Not the 01. Still 10/10…

So, after a number of reviews, and the kind of roads in Southern Oregon and Northern California we will ride in a couple weeks, the Roadtec 01 is the tire being installed at the dealer today.


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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:49 PM   #2
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