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Administrator 06-22-2011 01:34 PM

Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 Tire Review
 

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Metzeler Roadtec Interact Z8 Tire Review

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sarnali2 06-23-2011 08:15 AM

Sounds good. Any data on available sizes? The Pilot Roads on my GT are about half gone so I might try a set. My original plan was for Storm ST's for their wet traction but these sound interesting.

Tom Roderick 06-23-2011 01:10 PM

Roadtec Z8 Sizes:

Front
120/60 ZR 17 M/C (55W) TL
120/70 ZR 17 M/C (58W) TL

Rear
190/50 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
180/55 ZR 17 M/C (73W) TL
190/55 ZR 17 M/C (75W) TL
160/60 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL
170/60 ZR 17 M/C (72W) TL
150/70 ZR 17 M/C (69W) TL

sarnali2 06-23-2011 08:02 PM

Thanks, so pretty much the standard range. Any idea of their wet capabilities? I live in a damp climate so wet traction is a very high priority. I think the Storm ST Ultra's are the new benchmark for a rain tire, interesting to see how these work.

Kevin_Duke 06-23-2011 10:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarnali2 (Post 262097)
Thanks, so pretty much the standard range. Any idea of their wet capabilities? I live in a damp climate so wet traction is a very high priority. I think the Storm ST Ultra's are the new benchmark for a rain tire, interesting to see how these work.

Metzeler does a lot of wet-road testing, so I'd expect these to work well in the rain. Of the 7 categories it lists to categorize performance, it's "Wet Behavior" that they say is the area with the greatest improvement over the old non-Interact Z6, and it's also improved from the Z6 Interact.

Dr_Sprocket 06-24-2011 03:01 AM

Since I've had the Uly, I've stuck with the Pirelli Scorpion Syncs -- good grip in wet and dry, decent traction and feel. However, reading this review makes me wonder how this tire would feel on my bike. I might have to give it a go!

12er 06-24-2011 10:06 AM

looks like my next set once I burn off my z6's.


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