Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Tamworth, NSW, Australia
Tourance compared to Mitas E07
I've been seeking out a variety of gravel roads since putting the tourance's on the L2 (glee, if you must). They're very similar in tread pattern to the OE Trailwings, and as such -- are passable when it's fairly firm -- but don't inspire confidence in deeper gravel or sandy stretches or crossing gravel ridges between wheel tracks. I really do miss the ease of the Mitas E07's on gravel.
They'll certainly (just) do for the 70/30 riding I do -- and I ride mostly by myself -- so there's no one to keep up with. I changed them over from the very worn Mitas' after being left in wake of a new (but very experienced) L3 rider as she found her mojo on the great winding roads from Armidale to Dorrigo and Grafton. She let me in on her trailing rear brake cornering technique over lunch. Thankfully I was able to return the favour, imparting some slow riding and U-turn skills on a recent weekend, when we also practiced picking up VStroms from the ground solo.