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View Results: How many miles did you get on a Michelin Anakee 3 REAR tire?
Less than 3000 miles 2 4.08%
3000-4000 miles 1 2.04%
4000-5000 miles 4 8.16%
6000-7000 miles 8 16.33%
7000-8000 miles 0 0%
8000-9000 miles 8 16.33%
9000-10,000 miles 4 8.16%
10,000-11,000 miles 2 4.08%
11,000-12,000 miles 8 16.33%
Other 12 24.49%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-23-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question Michelin Anakee 3 Tires: How many miles did you get on a rear tire?

I'm considering a new set of tires and wanted to consider Michelin Anakee 3 dual sport tires as an option for my Triumph Tiger 800 XC.

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Since there is a ton of anecdotal evidence out there, I thought I'd put a poll in the thread to see what the average person is experiencing. My concern is too short of tire life; I've heard some mixed reviews and wanted to figure out what to expect. To me, saving $20 on a tire is not a deal if I get less tire life.

If you vote, I'd love to have people make a quick post to say what bike they ran the tires on.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:34 PM   #2
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Which of the two available speed ratings are you considering?
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:19 AM   #3
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Check this blog out for Anakee 3 data...http://hardtxrider.blogspot.com/2013...-anakee-3.html
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:00 PM   #4
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Check this blog out for Anakee 3 data...http://hardtxrider.blogspot.com/2013...-anakee-3.html
You are making me think I didn't put big enough numbers in my poll...
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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Which of the two available speed ratings are you considering?
Really, I'm looking at data for either one. If it's like a similar poll I created for Shinko tires, we found a bimodal distribution on the graph, which likely showed the different lifespans of different technologies. We'll see what the data says on this one!
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #6
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Just get 'em and run 'em and then you'll know.

You're not going to get the same longevity as everyone else does anyway. Depends on the bike and how it's ridden.

I'm putting a set on my XC. Got a rear take-off for $100 - a friend bought one to limp home from a blown tire and took it off since he usually runs a K60 or something more aggressive. My 'trails are just about done so I'll get a matching front and run them. They should be pretty good - if they're good enough for the new LC GS they'll be fine on the Tiger. So for not much more than a set of Fullbores I can run the latest and greatest from Michelin.

Oh, and I'm going with the V rated version since that's what came on the Tiger and it's a pretty aggressive bike and I ride that way as well. The v rubber runs cooler to get the higher speed rating and that's better with a tube in it and for our so-cal weather. For a mild rider in a cooler zone the H would be fine. It's been said that a tube knocks the rating down one notch anyway due to heat build up from having a tube in there.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:19 PM   #7
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Just get 'em and run 'em and then you'll know.
That's probably what I'll end up doing. I just really enjoy this type of thread because it gives riders a way to cut through the marketing BS we often see, and to find stuff that actually works. It also makes sure that a few noisy inmates don't make folks think something is junk (i.e. Shinko tires, BWM final drives, etc.) even thought he average user has good luck with it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 02:44 PM   #8
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I've done a ton of research on this tire and it gets good reviews from those that have posted their results. The chief complaint is that they can be whiney or buzzy - sound wise, like over 60mph. Certainly can't be anything worse than anything more aggressive than a street tire. I'm not gonna worry about it, besides I wear earplugs on the freeway anyway.

Everyone has said it's a fantastic road tire, wet or dry - it's loaded with silica. Offroad it's as good as the old anakee, so aired down a bit it should be fine for the occasional dirt road. Just don't expect it to be a 'dualsport' tire, it's definitely a road tire. My hunch is it will perform just a tad better than the 'trails just due to tread width and depth. If it's as good or better on road I'll be happy.

The tread is a dual compound so that should help with flat-spotting we get so bad here from all the high speed freeway running to get anywhere. My scorp trail rear has gotten really flat across the profile - wear bars are just a fraction away from coming up to tread level - about 6500 miles. I also put 3200 miles on a set of Fullbore USA's, they are really nice for some dirt roads thrown in. They are about half worn, so they showed good wear performance too. I expect about 20% or so better wear from the A3's.

Rocky Mountain ATV has the best prices so far, check 'em out. Oh, and get new tubes, carry the old ones as spares.
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I've done a ton of research on this tire and it gets good reviews from those that have posted their results. The chief complaint is that they can be whiney or buzzy - sound wise, like over 60mph. Certainly can't be anything worse than anything more aggressive than a street tire. I'm not gonna worry about it, besides I wear earplugs on the freeway anyway.

Everyone has said it's a fantastic road tire, wet or dry - it's loaded with silica. Offroad it's as good as the old anakee, so aired down a bit it should be fine for the occasional dirt road. Just don't expect it to be a 'dualsport' tire, it's definitely a road tire. My hunch is it will perform just a tad better than the 'trails just due to tread width and depth. If it's as good or better on road I'll be happy.

The tread is a dual compound so that should help with flat-spotting we get so bad here from all the high speed freeway running to get anywhere. My scorp trail rear has gotten really flat across the profile - wear bars are just a fraction away from coming up to tread level - about 6500 miles. I also put 3200 miles on a set of Fullbore USA's, they are really nice for some dirt roads thrown in. They are about half worn, so they showed good wear performance too. I expect about 20% or so better wear from the A3's.

Rocky Mountain ATV has the best prices so far, check 'em out. Oh, and get new tubes, carry the old ones as spares.
Sounds great; thanks again for posting. I am anxious to try them out and see how noisy they really are on my bike.
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8k miles and still going strong. A bit flattened from commuting but I figure at least 3k more miles if not more. I voted "other" since I plan to go further than the poll allows.
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8k miles and still going strong. A bit flattened from commuting but I figure at least 3k more miles if not more. I voted "other" since I plan to go further than the poll allows.
I am really floored by this, as I thought these tires would be worn out by 8,000 miles, at most. I'm definitely going to try a pair if folks are getting this many miles out of them.
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Old 10-26-2013, 04:27 AM   #14
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I am really floored by this, as I thought these tires would be worn out by 8,000 miles, at most. I'm definitely going to try a pair if folks are getting this many miles out of them.
Rear - 4K miles so far and about 1/2 worn. Original tread depth 7mm - now 4mm deep at the center. Includes a 3800 mile 8 day road trip West, most of which was at 80mph indicated on a loaded KLR. No noticable noise. Handles well- at least as good as the Conti -trail attack.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:14 AM   #15
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this is great info, I'm planning a big trip west next year on my new wee, and need a tire that will do the trip, I think this tire will do it. I'm just trying to figure what tire to match it with on the front, I'd like something a little more aggressive. I can deal with the rear getting loose on dirt roads, but, riding two up all the time, I REALLY like the front to stick as well as possible, passenger doesn't like being on the ground!
way back in the good old days, when I ran my r80g/s out west, I'd put a Dunlop road tire on the back, I think a k491, it was like a truck tire, but it would last the entire trip and then some! I'd then run either a metzler sahara or avon gripster on the front. that combo worked great, giving mileage that lasted, and allowing good confidence over the dirt passes.
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