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Offline Checkswrecks

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Re: Re: Is my tire on backwards?
« Reply #210 on: January 12, 2018, 10:04:54 am »
Had the Anakee 3s and am in the hate group. RicoChet, the noise gets worse as they wear, especially in turns. When leaned ALL the way over, it is one of the few tires I've had which I could ride off of the shoulder of the rear tire so it would slide out. Dallara first reported this and a couple of others found it but most don't lean that far on the Super Tenere.

For anything off of pavement, the grip starts mediocre at best and the grooves get narrower with wear, so traction goes to non-existent.

They were good as far as lasting for 17,000 miles in commuting and on wet pavement.

I and many others have moved to the Mitas E07.
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Re: Re: Is my tire on backwards?
« Reply #211 on: January 12, 2018, 11:49:11 am »
While you wait, I will chime in. I ran 2 sets on a Vstrom 1000 and 3 sets on a 2013 ST. I am on my second set on my 2015 ST. I have had great luck with them and like them well. I use mine for sport touring with some dry dirt and gravel occasionally tossed in.

They turn well
They stop well
Good wet traction
Fair off-road traction
Balance with minimal weight needed
Maintain a nice round profile with wear, minimal falt-spotting on the rear tires crown

I ride with ear plugs, but have left my plugs at home a few times. I do not hear any noise coming from them. I think they are a great all around tire. My wear experience is shown below with stock Bridgestone tires as a baseline.

Bridgestone OEM -  7,000 miles front and rear (2 sets, 2 STs)
Anakee 3 -  9,000 miles rear, 6,000 miles front. I run 3 fronts for every pair of rears.

I think the number of them I have ran speaks to my satisfaction.


I also use them and they will sing to you going down the road, but I also wear earplugs, so it never bothers me.
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Re: Michelin Anakee 3
« Reply #212 on: January 12, 2018, 11:49:52 am »
my UK bike has run anakee 3's twice now ok good mileage but this week going to try the new BRIDGESTONE A41 look a good road tyre


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Michelin Anakee 3
« Reply #213 on: January 12, 2018, 01:32:13 pm »
I have used a set. I wear ear plugs and cannot hear or never noticed any tread noise. I could corner hard enough to drag either peg and never felt any loss of traction on or off the gas. The rear is better than the front which wore out first, taking a funny shape. Also, the tread pattern on the front didn’t give me very much confidence riding a steeply crowned gravel road. It felt as though there wasn’t much side grip and that the front might wash out. It never did, but I didn’t care for the feel. With a better front to go with the rear, I’d give them another try.

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Re: Michelin Anakee 3
« Reply #214 on: January 12, 2018, 06:19:45 pm »
I was definitely in the one set and done camp.  Always was very happy with the Anakee 2.  The Anakee 3 only inspired me to keep looking for my next tire.  That search stopped when I found the Mitas E07.  I guess I should be grateful for my A3 experience, it led to the best tire I've ever used.
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Re: Michelin Anakee 3
« Reply #215 on: January 12, 2018, 10:42:28 pm »
Compared to K60s or Mitas E07, the Anakee 3s don't sing that much.   :D  I loved the rear for durability, but hated the front for it's funky tri-band wear and poor handling after about 8k miles.  Still work it out, just stubborn, I guess.  ???
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Re: Michelin Anakee 3
« Reply #216 on: January 13, 2018, 04:37:05 am »
Appart from the noise, it's the only tyre that has put me into a weave, twice. Once at low speed, two up and luggage, I thought I had got a puncture, the second at high speed, solo and luggage. The second was the scariest, doing about 60mph, I managed to get it stopped up against the central barrier on a Belgian highway, luckily it was early morning and little traffic. On both occasions I checked the pressures post incident, but they where spot on.
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Re: Michelin Anakee 3
« Reply #217 on: January 13, 2018, 11:04:59 am »
Forgot about the funky wear and the front going before the rear. The A3s on my bike howled much louder than the whine of the E07s. Th eE07s are usually don't notice.
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