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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 15-Sep-2019, 08:57 AM (581) Thread Starter
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tire choice . . .

I'm rather new to the GS world after getting a '19 GSA which I enjoy a great deal! Did a few local rides, headed to Pikes Peak and some other near mountain passes with a good friend, took my wife with me on a surprise birthday ride to No. California where I was able to finally introduce her to the Mad River Burger Bar
Anyways, front tire is now pretty much shot and I'm looking for replacement suggestions. I'm mostly a solo rider and tend to ride a somewhat spirited pace, occasional two up riding for a couple days here and there and mostly pavement with an occasional gravel road thrown in for connection of twisties. Not sure if the tires that were installed from the factory are what I'd like to go with again but it may be the best choice. However, I do want to make sure I cover all my bases first . . .

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I've put 20k on my 18GS over the last year and as I don't do much dirt I've gone with a sport touring tire. My last 3 sets of tires have been the Dunlop Roadsmart 3. They have been outstanding on the dry curvy roads and did extremely well on a trip when I had two days of heavy rain. I was curious about the Dunlop Trailsmart so I bought a set to try when I replace my current tires.
I didn't notice any difference between the stock 80/20 Michelin and the sport touring tire on dirt roads. They both suck about the same.

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My 2019 GSA came with the Michelin Anankee III's. At 6K miles, I replaced them with the Michelin Adventures (80/20 tire). The Adventures still allows me to ride at a spirited pace in the twisties and they are not noisy to me (but then I wear ear plugs). The Adventures are OK on hard pack dirt roads but suck in the sand.
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Rode on a bike in Colorado with Mitas E07's. Believe they are a 50/50 type tire but compared to the Anakee 3's on my bike the Mitas are dead silent on pavement. Never gave me any hint of grip issue on the road but we weren't racing either. I will be switching to them in a couple thousand more miles.
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Rode on a bike in Colorado with Mitas E07's. Believe they are a 50/50 type tire but compared to the Anakee 3's on my bike the Mitas are dead silent on pavement. Never gave me any hint of grip issue on the road but we weren't racing either. I will be switching to them in a couple thousand more miles.

Rawhyde and Mototrek folks seem to prefer them. Both have videos on the merits of this tire.
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I have used the Mitas E-07+ tires and they are the best 50/50 tire out there IMO. Work great off road and not bad on road either. They are a little noise but not too bad. I think you you were looking more toward highway riding and the new Michelin Adventure tire does a good job there and quite than the Mitas.
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I agree on the Michelin Anakee Adventures. I'm very happy with my current set.
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any experiences with Pirelli Scorpion Trails? Been a Pirelli guy for quite some time and I hate to jump ship but I also want the right tool for the job so I'm willing to swap . . .

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