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post #1 of 3 Old Nov 4th, 2007, 12:13 pm Thread Starter
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Metzler ME55A Rear Tire

How come I cannot find anything on this site about this tire? From what I understand, it's a real good tire that Metz used to put OEM on bikes in Europe, and it's still available in limited qty's here. I've read that it's stickier than the ME880's.

Is it not rated to the load for an LT? I couldn't find any load specs on the tire.
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How come I cannot find anything on this site about this tire? From what I understand, it's a real good tire that Metz used to put OEM on bikes in Europe, and it's still available in limited qty's here. I've read that it's stickier than the ME880's.

Is it not rated to the load for an LT? I couldn't find any load specs on the tire.
Not much info on the Metzeler site, but I did find this leetle mention. Being a sport/touring reference, I'm thinking that it is NOT load rated for the LT.
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How come I cannot find anything on this site about this tire? From what I understand, it's a real good tire that Metz used to put OEM on bikes in Europe, and it's still available in limited qty's here. I've read that it's stickier than the ME880's.

Is it not rated to the load for an LT? I couldn't find any load specs on the tire.
This could be why there is nothing about it
ME55A PART NUMBERS HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED BY METZELER AND REPLACED BY EITHER THE LASERTECH OR ME880 SERIES
Found that on http://www.americanmototire.net/inde...arget=d31.html
Saw on another site that it was "Carcass construction designed for bike weights greater than 500 lbs" http://www.cyclespot.com/Merchant2/m...r_55A_Metronic so it should be okay for the LT I guess.

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