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Thanks for the info on the Dunlop! I have had great luck in wet weather with the Michelins, and the Road 6GT was really fantastic. I believe that I will give the Dunlop a try when my present tires are worn out.Re; “Just how much does riding style as a variable affect tire longevity?”, other than the very astute entry from
“ #3 · Jan 10, 2023 A lot! “, I can’t even think of by what metrics “how much” could be measured.
So, I would rephrase the question as a simple statement; “Riding style variables affect tire longevity”.
Re; #10 · Jan 11, 2023 …”how does the Dunlop handle the wet roads? I am interested in trying out the tire, but wet road handling is important to me!”; from personal experience riding in slick and rainy Northern Oregon with my 2006 and 2018 RT’s, the Roadtec 01 GT is my preference. Lively, intuitive, communicative tire, and phenomenal tire for wet weather riding, and on wet / slippery reduced traction surfaces. They also wear quite evenly.
I’ve used but was never impressed or confident with Michelin Road 2,3,4 & 5. The Dunlop RoadSmart 3 was better in the above areas, but recently removed them from the 2018 RT after less than 700 miles. The rear in particular consistently slipped and lost grip in those conditions, triggering the ASC / DTC.
EDIT: oops. . . . missed your last comment! So, you don't think that the 3 was good?