I'm not seeing anything negative in that article you linked to. I'm also not sure what a "sprues" is.
Think my comments were misperceived. I often think everyone is in my head... lolI'm not seeing anything negative in that article you linked to. I'm also not sure what a "sprues" is.
I've used the Dunlop RS3's two or three times. I wouldn't have done so if they were lousy tires. I went to the Dunlop RS4 on the last tire change. The only "issue" I've encountered with them is they seem to be stiffer than the Continental RoadAttack 3s I had on last. That may be just my imagination. I don't see that as a disadvantage, but a plus, for owners of the Concours. My bike is 200 lbs lighter than either of the Concours models, and that will make a difference.
At 5000 miles on the tires, they still look pretty good.
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The pic of the rear tire isn't centered, and can give you the impression that the wear is uneven from right to left. It's not. The wear is even across the tire.
I rode back from Eastern Washington last night in what they call here a "Pineapple Express". Pouring drenching rain with standing water on the freeway. No issues at all.
I don't have a problem recommending them to anyone, and it was a hard choice to make between the RS3, RS4 and RA3. They are all good.
I spun a cold (less than 2 miles) rear RS3 Friday on a wet surface. No problem on other tires ever, even when cold and suddenly loose tire, caught my extra attention. After heated up (pressure rose couple PSI) no braking loose with same factors.So I'll just put in my 2 cents here.
I've had many different Dunlop tires on various bikes I've owned over the years, and I had so many incidents with them in the rain that I'll never put another Dunlop on any bike I own again. They are great in the dry and give high mileage, but Dunlop simply does not put enough silica in the compounds they use, and this leads to very poor grip in the rain. I've had one friend that totaled a bike on Dunlops in the rain going straight and level on a slick road. I've had every Dunlop I used break the back tire loose and step out on me in the wet. If you are on a smooth road surface in the rain, watch out if you're riding on Dunlops.
For my money, you'd be better off with ANY other brand tire if you ride in the wet.