Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Somewhere in the cold, frozen north
Originally Posted by canadianshark74
Got out for a 200km ride on the set of brand new 705s.
My first impressions were. WTF . I must have put them on backwards or they are flat.
For the first few kms. It felt like I had a passenger on The back seat, and they were steering. It was a very strange greasy feeling.
After the first 100km things started to improve.
Now after 200kms. They are ok. Still don't think they are worn in yet.
Pressures are 34front 37rear.
Do you guys notice they take a few hundred miles to work in?
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Only with the front tire. I replaced just the rear last year, and it was fine. This spring, I replaced the front and had the same "WTF?!?!?" reaction you did. In my case, it took about 50 miles (80km) for the tire to start feeling normal. At first impression, the front 705 was definitely *NOT* confidence inspiring, but by the time I was coming home from work on the second day with the tire, I was feeling confident enough to take the fun, twisty route.
Now, ~2500 miles later, I'm starting to scrape the footpegs in the twisties -- something I never did with the OEM Trailwings on the bike. I don't know what causes that squirrely feeling at first with the front 705, but it does get better.
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