VATU How did those new E-07+ tires do on your Saturday ride?
I have several hundred highway miles on the E-07s now. Definitely noisy at low speeds, and I can feel the treds rumbling when I start out. Noise continues at higher speeds, but other noises increase, too, so less noticeable at freeway speeds. Seem notably less desirable than the Anakees on the street. I wear ear plugs and have a relatively quiet C3 Pro helmet so I am just noting the noise increase, not complaining about it. I have a several week trip planned for after April 17th (e.g., after tax--my riding buddy is an accountant) and I'll know more after that. Should ride about 3000 miles or more on the trip. I accept that the trade off for improved dirt performance is less desirable highway behavior, such as more noise and shorter tire life, and I'm OK with that, not wanting to get caught in the dirt again on a "street" tire like the Anakees. Those Shinko 705s look good to me, too, and are less costly.
Incidentally, the local BMW dealer did not carry the Mitas tires, offered me the Heidenou K60s. But I wanted to try the E-07's so I had someone else mount them for me. I tried to remove the tires myself, but was unable, even with a bunch of spoons.
I Mounted a set of the new E-07 + on my GSA today and scuffed them in. They are much quieter than the Heidenou K60's I removed. They seem to handle better too. Guess time will tell how they wear and if the noise changes much as the miles add up.
Hey guys! giving a little bump on this thread... I wanted to ask you if mounting a bias-ply tire, because of its stronger structure, will these tires protect a little bit more the rim-wheel compared to radials when riding hard on rocks, bumps, poddles, etc?