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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #140 on: 17 June, 2019, 12:22:50 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tigermike [+]
Have put about 5,500 miles on my Road5's since fitting in March. Still have about 3 mm to wear bars in the centre of front tyre.

Dunno if Road 5's are same. I measured the PR4's with my Vernier when new, they had 4.1mm front & 6.1mm rear. That was full tread not to wear bars.

Just been & measured them now after 3,668 miles. They are 2.9mm front & 3.9mm rear. Again full tread not to wear bars.
My first set of PR4's did just short of 12k miles, right down to the pips, ha, the new'ns felt great, like riding on a knife edge, but don't think I'll get same mileage, the way they're going maybe 8k.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #141 on: 17 June, 2019, 12:50:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paul2bikes [+]
Dunno if Road 5's are same. I measured the PR4's with my Vernier when new, they had 4.1mm front & 6.1mm rear. That was full tread not to wear bars.

Just been & measured them now after 3,668 miles. They are 2.9mm front & 3.9mm rear. Again full tread not to wear bars.
My first set of PR4's did just short of 12k miles, right down to the pips, ha, the new'ns felt great, like riding on a knife edge, but don't think I'll get same mileage, the way they're going maybe 8k.
Agree mine don't look as if they will last as long in miles to the pips.
Have to say though I changed my 4s long before they got to the pips when the front started started wandering across the road.
My 5s have already passed the mileage where I changed the 4s and although they are looking worn still feel like they did the day they went on. So I think I'll keep these on till I get down to the legal limit
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #142 on: 17 June, 2019, 01:18:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]

Mike, did you notice any difference in grip levels between the PR2 and the PR5? Especially in the wet.
From memory the PR2's (had 3 pairs before the Road 5's) were good in the wet at similar mileage but used to get a bit twitchy round the corners so had to go a bit careful & suffered a bit of aquaplaning if there was standing water  :005:
The Road 5's have been brilliant in the awful weather last 2 weeks, no aquaplaning & solid round the corners   :152: - will be interesting to see what they are like at 10,000 miles in the wet (if they last that long)
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #143 on: 17 June, 2019, 03:01:02 PM »
Just changed my front at 7200 miles , down to the wear bar . Rear is at 4mm

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #144 on: 17 June, 2019, 03:32:11 PM »
*Originally Posted by rayjay [+]
Just changed my front at 7200 miles , down to the wear bar . Rear is at 4mm

Kinell Rayjay, not much accelerating but loadsa braking? Ha  :008:

Just joshing m8  :031:
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #145 on: 17 June, 2019, 03:50:29 PM »
Pretty much what Ive got going on.   I think the middle sections of the front (ie. not the absolute centre, nor the far edges) are just a lot softer on the R5 than on earlier models, or perhaps a better way of saying it is that the softer compound area comes in from the edges a lot more.

Nice and grippy in the bends, but now wears out a lot quicker than the rear.   A few of us have noticed that tendency.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #146 on: 17 June, 2019, 05:56:24 PM »
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #147 on: 17 June, 2019, 06:54:13 PM »
Never had less than 10k from a front or more than 7k from a rear with the Bridgestones I had on my Sprints. Except the BT021 which wore the front on the right side off centre.

Now some (not all) of us are seeing 12 - 14k from front & rear tyres with the PR4's.

Puts me off trying owt else.
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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #148 on: 18 June, 2019, 04:28:47 AM »
Well after 1595 miles I am super impressed with the RA3. So far its a mix of highway and twisty roads, some with a passenger some not. I would say a good diversity of riding. I have pushed these much harder than I did with the PR5. The feedback is awesome and god willing they last as long as the PR5. The wet weather traction is great, we have received a ton of rain and Ive been stuck twice. Handling was predictable and safe at highway speeds, with 0 hydroplaning


-That being said its not that I hated the PR5. It was a great tire I was just turned off on the price/mileage ratio. It was supposed to last longer than the PR4 and for me I received significantly less mileage, cost is another factor. The PR5 was a $420ish set of tires  vs. the continental was $310.


Here Is a Photo of the continental. I have put 2-300 highway miles on it in the last few weeks.

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Re: Michelin Pilot Road 5's
« Reply #149 on: 18 June, 2019, 01:40:01 PM »
here is a photo of my front & rear  :192: after approx 5500 miles,
sounds like the Conti RA3's are cheaper than the Road 5's in the US, tother way round in the UK. Conti RA3's are about 8 a pair more.


currently has 2.5mm to wearstrip in centre of tyre & 3.1mm on the side.


currently has 3.9mm to wearstrip in centre of tyre & 5.0mm on the side.

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