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    Michelin Road 5 Tire - for Sport-Tourers

    I heard about this, saw it on FaceBook and found a PDF describing the tire:

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    Wow! They look kind of aggressive I'm trying the Dunlop R III s. I have 5k miles on them with very little wear and handle rain great. Less expensive than the PR4GTs they replaced.
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    Looks good! Canít wait for some real world results before I need to replace my PR 4ís...
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    One of the reasons I loved the PR 4's so much is because of the small tread and a tread depth hole across the middle of the rear tire. The 5 has eliminated them.
    Arggghhh!
    Why don't they put a tread depth hole in the middle of the tire?!

    That's why we were always getting caught out thinking we had more miles on the tire and then wham! Cord showing!

    All the brands are doing that and it really frustrates me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YeehaStephen View Post
    One of the reasons I loved the PR 4's so much is because of the small tread and a tread depth hole across the middle of the rear tire. The 5 has eliminated them.
    Arggghhh!
    Why don't they put a tread depth hole in the middle of the tire?!
    I agree. I found out the hard way on a trip, the center most tread wear indicators do not tell you how much rubber is left at the center of a tire.

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    I'll use Pilot Road 4 again next year. Not sure what I'll use when the 4s are no longer available.
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