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 Post subject: Avon tires
PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2015 6:30 pm 
When I bought my bike, the previous owner threw in a pair of brand new Avon tires (and a matching blue helmet) as part of the deal.
I just finished wearing the original 2006 tires down, so decided to have the Avon's put on this morning.
The bike definitely rides softer, but those 9 year old originals probably had vulcanized into "Superball" status.
(you have to be old to remember Superballs I suppose)
We have a state park reservation that traverses a mountain top, which has some long straight stretches, so I weaved back and forth slalom style at 25 mph to scuff off the releasing agent from the sidewalls.
We're having a hell of an indian summer stretch, so I imagine I can put on a couple thousand more miles on my Morph before putting her to bed. (up to 7000 at the moment)


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 Post subject: Re: Avon tires
PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:29 am 
Yeah, they are fun and comfortable bikes! I haven't tried Avon tires yet, I'm looking to change into some Michellin City Grips soon tho...

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 Post subject: Re: Avon tires
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 10:27 am 
I put a set of avon stryke tires on mine. Nice ride but terrible mileage. On the rear, I usually get 10-12K. But with the avons, I got not even 4K and they were down to the cord.

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 Post subject: Re: Avon tires
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 12:06 pm 
That sux ass! I'd be changing em every year and a half or so.....no thanx!

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 Post subject: Re: Avon tires
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2015 5:31 pm 
BKamp58 wrote:
We have a state park reservation that traverses a mountain top, which has some long straight stretches, so I weaved back
and forth slalom style at 25 mph to scuff off the releasing agent from the sidewalls.


A common misconception, but there is no "release agent" on the tires. It's just how they come out of the press a bit glossy.
(Just one of the things I found out about when researching about using a car tire on my scooter.) To help "break them in" I'll
ride them on a dirt road for a while or in some soft sand. Get the gloss knocked off a bit and they'll grip better.

BTW, another misconception is that bike tire rubber compound is softer than car tire rubber compound... It is not. Some bike
racing tires may come close to the Durometer(a measure of material hardness) of a car tire, but otherwise... no.)

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