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Offline Toors

690 ER - which road tyres
« on: August 18, 2014, 04:18:12 pm »
I currently have Pirelli MT21 on my 690 but want to commute with it as well.

What road tyres would you suggest?  With road I mean road not 50/50 etc (I do not mind changing the road tyres with the MT21 before I go play in the gravel  ;)

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Re: 690 ER - which road tyres
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2014, 05:55:49 pm »
Michelin Anakee 90/90/21 on the front and probably a Mitas E07 140/80/18 on the rear

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Re: 690 ER - which road tyres
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 09:36:38 am »
I've still got the stock dual tyres the 690 came with. Good grip on tar and suprisingly good grip on gravel. If purely for commuting, I wouldn't fit a E07. They are terrible in wet weather in my experience

While I'm here, what sort of mileage do you get out of the MT21's and what does a set go for? I'm a bit torn between about 4 sets of knobblies and want to fit a set this weekend. IIRC, the rear I had on my 640 lasted all of 1500km  :eek7:
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Re: 690 ER - which road tyres
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 02:43:30 pm »
I actually consider the Mt21s as good road tires...