Has anyone else encountered out of round (lumpy) brand new city grip tires?
I have a BV350 I bought new in 2013. It had an excessively out of round rear tire that could easily be felt in the 45 - 50 mph range. It was replaced under warranty at 1000 miles, which cured the problem. This last weekend I just replaced both front and rear tires with new city grips and found the front tire is so out of round it is almost unrideable between 40 and 55 mph. I took the wheel back off, re-lubed and re-seated the bead, rebalanced the tire, etc. when spinning the wheel on the balancer it is very easy to see a very obvious low spot (or high spot) as the tire spins. The balance is perfect with no head shake on deceleration from 80 mph, even with no hands on the bars. I have a replacement on order but this being the second time Iíve encountered this Iím thinking about other brands in the future. Shame, because Iíve always loved Michelins but this is getting old.