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Old July 19th, 2018, 04:44 PM   #171
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Angel GT for me as well. I'm ok my second set and have used them for both touring and track. Better than I need for both.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 08:17 AM   #172
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why GT

I'm curious as to why you chose the GT version which I believe is intended for heavier ST bikes. I haven't run Angels in a few years but really liked the way my old ST2 handled with them. Seem to remember the bike turned in very easily and the edge grip was pretty darned good.

I've been running Bridgestone 030s and now 031s the last few years on both my HS and the RT. They seem to be a pretty good combination of value and performance, at least for me!
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Old July 20th, 2018, 08:46 AM   #173
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I'm curious as to why you chose the GT version which I believe is intended for heavier ST bikes. I haven't run Angels in a few years but really liked the way my old ST2 handled with them. Seem to remember the bike turned in very easily and the edge grip was pretty darned good.

I've been running Bridgestone 030s and now 031s the last few years on both my HS and the RT. They seem to be a pretty good combination of value and performance, at least for me!

You're mistaken there. The angel GT is the standard tire, the angel GT a-spec is for heavy bikes.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 08:54 AM   #174
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The sipes on the PR5's get bigger as they wear...Hoooowhat! I tried to break my Dunlop fan-boy run but just didn't like what I read. Either big compromises or made for bigger touring bikes. I wish I could buy much sportier rubber but the roads around Naples are dangerous when dry. The center compound is very robust on the PR5's, since I'm finally experiencing the all-highway flat spot.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 09:51 AM   #175
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I just put the Metzele Roadtec 01 . The pirelli lasted almost 9k. Let,s see how this ones work. Keep you informed.
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Old July 20th, 2018, 10:21 AM   #176
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I just put the Metzele Roadtec 01 . The pirelli lasted almost 9k. Let,s see how this ones work. Keep you informed.
I finally ordered the Roadtec 01 after using up my Angel GTs.
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 05:19 AM   #177
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You're mistaken there. The angel GT is the standard tire, the angel GT a-spec is for heavy bikes.
My bad, getting my Bridgestone nomenclature confused with that of the Pirelli. Old guy moment! Looking forward to Roadtec reviews.
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 08:18 AM   #178
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My bad, getting my Bridgestone nomenclature confused with that of the Pirelli. Old guy moment! Looking forward to Roadtec reviews.
I,ve seen a some reviews that put the roadtec above the Michelin pilot. So far with 500 miles the tires feel great.
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Old July 23rd, 2018, 07:13 PM   #179
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Ditto on the Roadtec 01. It's a huge upgrade from stock tires, to the point where I initially wondered, while on mountain roads, if I was going under the speed limit... I was not, the tires are that good.

No word from me on tread life but a few people have reported good mileage.
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Old September 23rd, 2018, 07:17 PM   #180
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Hey everyone, I just mounted a set of Metzler Roadtec 01 tires and on my 2013 HyperStrada 821. My bike had about 5,000 miles on the original Pirelli Scorpion Trail tires. They had plenty of tread left and probably could have gone another 1,000 +.

My first ride was a 260 mile hot, dry day that included lots of twisties. Of course, I wasn't pushing new tires and came home with .75 in chicken strips... However, my first impression relative to the still serviceable stock Pirelli tires was that the Roadtecs did indeed turn in quicker and did allow quick, confident midturn corrections. The roadtecs felt nimble compared to the stock tires but also a bit harsh. The tires seem really hard/stiff. I'm 180 pounds and my HS is pretty naked... So, overall a pretty light combo for touring tires these days. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced roughness on roadtecs. I dialed down my rear dampener a bit to compensate for the harsher ride. I'm hoping the harshness goes away with more mileage but am a bit worried that the roadtecs are just designed for heavier bikes.

Please let me know your experience on the RT 01s!

Thx!
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