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Riding in the Rain...

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So winter is almost out of here, ( I've been riding the season to work and back) and now comes the rain. For the past few days, I have ridden in the rain on my Stryker, and can only say this - This bike handles better on wet roads than any bike I have ever owned. I feel in complete control and have no problems with breaking, acceleration, or turning at intersections ( over painted stripes.)

Love this **** bike.
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Rode 200+ mile round trip the other day and the entire return trip was in the rain. The bikes handled well as usual but we are used to worse conditions, ice, snow and mud. However both of us have balding tires so the mountain roads were a bit squerly. We have new tires but waiting for dry weather to go get them mounted. Got a Michelin Commander II for my wife's bike and I had to settle for a Dunlop E3 for now because there is no Commander II 240 in stock yet. Nor does Metzler plan on making their new ME Marathon 888 Ultra in a low profile tire yet. :frown: I'm told that Avon tires do not do well up here or I would have given them a try. Wore my Metz out in less than 5k miles
So, the Metzler was supposed to wear better / longer than the Avon? Where does the Dunlop fit in there?:frusty:
Yes in this area it's said that Avon wear out at 3,000 miles or less.
In this area it's said that Metzler gets the best mileage. About 5k miles is said to be good. 100 miles from here in Eureka Ca, Dunlop E3 is said to be a higher mileage tire. Bu Eureka is flat land and well maintained freeways. So I ride a comb of both because we make trips to Eureka all the time. I washed the bikes today and am going tomorrow to get the tires put on. E3 on mine and Commander II on my wife's. I will take a pic of the tow tires side by side and post it later. Then comments to follow or ride home and next Saturday to Upper lake.:wink: Then of course in the fall reports on mileage.:thumb:
Sorry about getting of track from the OP

Here is side by side pics of the Dunlop E3 240/40/18 to the Michelin Commander II 180/65/16. The Michelin is 2/3 the tire but weighs as much as the E3 and has deeper tread.
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