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post #1 of 6 Old 05-10-2008, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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What is the street/dirt rating of stock tires?

I am plannning on putting Metzeler Tourance tires on my Wee. In the order catalog it states that they are rated 95% street/ 5% dirt. I am just wondering how that compares to the stock Trailwings. Does anyone have that rating? Thanks.

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Bridgestone Trailwings are 80% on road / 20% off road.
Metzler Tourance are 90% on road / 10% off road.
Metzler Tourance EXP are 95% on Road / 5% off road.

I'm an avowed asphalt-weanie (no off-roading for me, thank you) so I went with the EXP version; just waiting on "Big Brown" to bring them to the house. Ride safe, ride often.

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Bridgestone Trailwings are 80% on road / 20% off road.
Metzler Tourance are 90% on road / 10% off road.
Metzler Tourance EXP are 95% on Road / 5% off road.

I'm an avowed asphalt-weanie (no off-roading for me, thank you) so I went with the EXP version; just waiting on "Big Brown" to bring them to the house. Ride safe, ride often.
Phodius, I'm getting the EXPs. Thanks for the info. I ride mainly street but I explore dirt roads until they turn muddy, my Wee doesn't like mud. My Honda 250s like mud.

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Hope y'all did a search on Tourance EXP. I understand they wear rather quickly. Let us know your experience. I just ordered the "old" Tourances.
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Hope y'all did a search on Tourance EXP. I understand they wear rather quickly. Let us know your experience. I just ordered the "old" Tourances.
I did hear that they wear sooner but that is the price you pay for STICKY.

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I have significantly better gravel traction with the Tourances over the stock Trailwings. Especially with the rear. Especially in braking. A Tourance still has a tendancy to want to wash out in the front.

After doing a creek crossing with Trailwings it's a good idea to take it easy until the tires dry off. You might even want to stop and break out the hairdryer.

I'd reverse Phodius' assesment of the Trailwings over the Tourances.

You'll likely get a little more wear off the Tourances, as well.

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