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post #1 of 52 Old 01-14-2013, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
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New Metzeler Karoo 3

I'm beginning to think about new tires and noted some new offerings coming out from the manufacturers. The one that most catches my interest is the new Metzeler Karoo 3.
Metzeler announces spring 2013 debut for Karoo 3
I am hoping that someone will post a review as soon as they get their hands on a set!
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post #2 of 52 Old 01-14-2013, 07:38 PM
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These look nice, wonder price?

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Metzeler Karoo 3 Pricing

Per Revzilla:

Front $162.35
Rear $202.25



3/4/2013: Update - I ordered a set today. Current projected ship date is "mid March".

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IMHO way too pricey

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[QUOTE=munsterlander;891038]/News/1/18/26896.html"]Metzeler announces spring 2013 debut for Karoo 3[/URL] I am hoping that someone will post a review as soon as they get their hands on a set!

Nice to have more options. Like you, I'll wait for some reviews to roll in before letting go of the $$.

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IMHO way too pricey

So, for the performance you received from these tires, they weren't worth the price? What didn't you like about them?

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IMHO way too pricey
my experience with the Karoo T is that even though the initial cost is highest, cost per mile (they last longer) is lowest

I can only assume the Karoo 3s will perform similarly in longevity, price is similar

yas get what ya pay for

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I have not tried these tires and probably won't due to price. I am now running Heidenuau K 60's due to all the rave revues and while I am happy with the performance they did NOT last anywhere near the miles I read guys were getting. I live in the foothills of the NC mountains and the roads are rough and I weigh 300 and ride hard. But I only got 3500 out of the rear which at $170 is 20 cents per mile which seems like a lot to me.

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But I only got 3500 out of the rear which at $170 is 20 cents per mile which seems like a lot to me.
$170 does that include mounting ?
$170/3500
you need math lessons, thats only 4.85¢/mile

in comparison,
($202+$50mounting)=252 /6000= 4.2¢/mile

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My bad, math has never been my strong suit. I did 3500 divided by 170 not the other way around. However it's still a lot of money for few miles in my book. And no the $170 did not include mount and dyna beads, that was another $20. But to me even 5 cents per mile for a rear only is still pricey. YMMV

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