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Thought I found a killer deal, SET of Road 5 $261...

https://www.thevisorshop.com/en/Mich...s/m-22031.aspx

Then I saw the shipping of nearly $100 and realized they are in England.

They only offer 1 way to ship. Pretty sad that a company in England can beat our prices but can't get it shipped any cheaper than that. What's also interesting is that if you're IN England, the prices spike up a lot. Kinda odd, they get free shipping, but spike up the price quite a bit.

I don't understand why they wouldn't offer some other way of shipping. When you order things from Amazon and other places, if you're willing to wait weeks, it can ship for dirt cheap and have cheap prices. I've ordered a number of things that are shipped straight out of China, takes maybe a month to get here, but damn cheap prices.

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Just got a set from AmericanMotoTire.com
They were cheaper than anywhere I checked with free shipping

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Just got a set from AmericanMotoTire.com
They were cheaper than anywhere I checked with free shipping

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Thanks for the link.

I couldn't check all of them, but seems they were better on a few that I did check, others were more expensive. I hate that we have to play these games. I hope those spring rebates kick in pretty soon, IIRC, they happened around March or April of last year.

I noticed one review of the Road 5 said that it had a more gradual turn in / lean, where as some jump quite a bit as you lean into a turn. I can't find those kinds of reviews on others like Bridgestone or Continental.

The Continental attack looks interesting too, but really can't compare without better reviews. The reviews end up pretty worthless.

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So far the Road 5's appear to be the most neutral handling tire I've used, they don't seem to want to do anything on their own, you put in the input and they just do what they're told
The odd tread design makes them sound like an all terrain truck tire on smooth surfaces
Haven't noticed any "squirminess" on rain grooved roads

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https://www.thevisorshop.com/en/Mich...s/m-22031.aspx

Then I saw the shipping of nearly $100 and realized they are in England.

They only offer 1 way to ship. Pretty sad that a company in England can beat our prices but can't get it shipped any cheaper than that. What's also interesting is that if you're IN England, the prices spike up a lot. Kinda odd, they get free shipping, but spike up the price quite a bit.

I don't understand why they wouldn't offer some other way of shipping. When you order things from Amazon and other places, if you're willing to wait weeks, it can ship for dirt cheap and have cheap prices. I've ordered a number of things that are shipped straight out of China, takes maybe a month to get here, but damn cheap prices.
What I found bizarre was buying Shimano components for my road bike and getting steered to the UK and finding out I could buy for less than Canadian bike shops buy at, and get free delivery as long as rather insignificant minimum order was made.
I don't mind paying a bit more to support local shops, but at least 1/3 less in price does sway me when the $$ volume is anything of consequence.
Almost everything came in with no duty or tax.
BUT just since the Jan 1, the two sources I was using got slammed by Shimano and no longer will ship to North America.

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So far the Road 5's appear to be the most neutral handling tire I've used, they don't seem to want to do anything on their own, you put in the input and they just do what they're told
The odd tread design makes them sound like an all terrain truck tire on smooth surfaces
Haven't noticed any "squirminess" on rain grooved roads

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Those are the closest to "mud and snow" tires that I've seen on a street bike, and I wondered if they made any noise in the freeway

Someone else pointed out that the "Sport vs Sport Touring" the sport will wear in the center faster and that will add to the "sudden change" in lean because you've squared off the edges because they are softer.

So maybe the regular street tires are the better choice. What I don't get is why are the Road's so much more than others. Seems Dunlop, Bridgestone and others are in the same ball park, but the prices are much different.

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