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I'm pleased with my new Metzeler tires. Of particular note is that the ride over small road surface irregularities is much smoother than the Bridgestone TH01m. I regularly ride a section of road loaded with tar snakes that had been pretty aggravating with the Stones. Also, nasty in my car with OEM Kumho tires before switching to Michelins.

Handling in turns seems a bit quicker too. I can't yet comment on rain performance or wear, but wear will hopefully be better than the 4,500 miles for the Bstones.

I installed RideOn tire sealer and used no weights. Very smooth.
 

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Just don't try to stretch a few extra miles out of the rear when the tread starts going away in the center. On mine it went from looking like I could get maybe another 1000 miles out of it to cord showing in about 100 miles. What happened was the rubber pealed off in a thin line right down the center. Robin had the same thing happen on hers.
 

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After 1,000 miles I'm a bit disappointed with the Metzelers. They "growl" when turning. The rear is not worn flat but feels like it is and follows every road irregularity. I don't feel as comfortable with these tires as the stock Bridgestones.
 

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Best combo is Bstone THO1 front + Michelin Pilot Sport SC on rear. Predictable, safe and hug well.

Also ride more soft.
 

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I have had a positive experience with the Metzlers. I have around 3,500 miles on them and they look like they will go another 3,000. No problem in rain, touring, or mountain twisties. For me, they are a smooth ride.
 

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arn't tires funny, what works for one doesnt for someone else. I did not like the Stones, the wear, ride or the price! I installed a set of Shinko's on the 650 at 20,000, handling has been very good, excellent wet pavement performance based on a 2500 mile PacNorWest trip, 3500 miles thus far and the wear appearance has been excellent, and probable the least expensive tires on the market!! Yes, bias ply, but cant tell the difference between a radial at 2/3x's the price!!!!!
 
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