Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
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I'm in two minds about Michelin tyres. I know I shouldn't be, but I am...
Many years ago I loved Mich's but it seemed that every set I ever got, over the years, predictably behaved the same way - great while they are new, but about halfway into the tyres life, they began to exhibit some very disturbing trends, by letting go suddenly mid corner when pushed hard and scaring the absolute crap out of me.
I loved Mich's so much that I used to disregard this as just part of tyre life, but I went to other brands and this never quite happened to the same extent, Metzeler, Dunlop, Bridgestone etc. I would try different Mich tyres even including a few race 'grooved' slicks for the road but the same thing would happen. I simply never tried another Mich tyre and haven't done so for years now.
That doesn't mean to day I hate them, more that I would like to try them again but I am almost too scared to. Just yesterday I was in a bike shop and saw a special on Mich's and I am almost tempted to try the new CT2's but in the back of my mind is that same old mind set...
I am tempted to look at the BT-021 dual compund though...