Anyone know what the difference is between the regular Tourance and the EXP is?
According to Metzeler's online catalog, the Tourance EXP is a slightly more street oriented tire over the regular. They classify regular as 90% ON / 10
% OFF. EXP as 95% ON/ 5% OFF. Based on their catalog, I don't think they expect anyone to touch dirt with the EXP. They don't mention anything about offroading, while the regular states they are okay for "detouring" down inviting fire roads.
Key Features of EXP:
> The Metzeler patented 0° steel belt technology front and rear tire
provides great straight line and braking stability, maximum precision
in the corners - excellent bump absorbtion in full loaded conditions
> Improved compound for excellent grip on wet and dry surfaces
> New tread pattern design engineered to ensure the best on-road
performance in wet and dry weather conditions
I wish they made the Enduro 3
in our sizes, I would be ALL over those!! Split use tire rated at 50/50, right in between Tourance and Karoo II. I bet if they made these they would please a lot of Stromers out there. Lots of riders want beefier tires for dirt use, but don't want to scarific the acclaimed "poor mileage" of Karoo's or TKC80's. I believe that is subjective to the user, as people can complain about any tire. Metzeler does have the new Karoo T
, 20% ON / 80% OFF, they look comparable to the stock GS Adv tires. Perhaps they last a bit longer than the original Karoo II's, who knows?
I think I'll be writing Metzeler today and see if they have plans for the Enduro 3...