2017 current production tires to replace OEM TW152
It's time for me to buy a new rear tire to replace my OEM Bridgestone Trail Wing 152 on my 2012 Glee.
Yah, there is a lot to read here. One of the issues I'm having in reading our archives is that many of the tires references are no longer in production or not readily available. Also, much of the discussion leans towards off-road.
So here's what I'm hoping for in this post.
1) The control group tire is the Trail Wing 152. To date, these are the best tires I've ever had for riding in the rain, cornering on the road, quiet enough and longevity. I got 13K miles on my TW152.
2) I'm hoping for a rear tire for my Glee that is as good on the road as the TW152 was, has good longevity and if possible better for the ~50 miles a year I do on gravel roads.
My current top picks are
- Dunlop TrailSmart, have concerns about mileage.
- Michelin Anakee 3, have concerns about noise, buzzing.
Is there a comparison table that shows the ON/OFF Road ratings of various tires?
Here is what I've been able to cobble together and would like help revising.
On/Off Brand Model
90/10 Bridgestone Trail Wing 101/152
95/05 Metzeler Tourance NEXT
95/05 Pirelli Scorpion Trail
90/10 Bridgestone A40
90/10 Bridgestone BATTLE WING BW501/502
90/10 Continental ContiTrailAttack 2
90/10 Dunlop TrailSmart
80/20 Continental TKC 70
70/30 Michelin Anakee 3
2012 DL650A Adventure
1988 VT1100C 87K, sold
1976 SX 650, sold
1973 RD350, sold
1972 CB 350, sold