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post #1 of 26 Old 03-07-2019, 10:42 AM Thread Starter
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Bridgestone AX41 Tires

So I just ordered a set of Bridgestone AX41s for the Old Grey Mare. They look to be a 60/40 or 50/50 tire leaning toward offroad. I don't need them yet but couldn't pass up the deal. $210 for the pair - $60 rebate = $150 for a set of B-stones! Will update this when they arrive and when I have some experience with them on the bike.
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I just paid over $300 for a set as a Christmas present for my Sons Super Tenere. American Moto Tire seems to have gotten back to selling Bridgestones cheaper than anyone like they used to do.

That is a 90/10 tire. Not even close to a 70/30 or 50/50. They should be great pavement tires, their predecessors were. These do have the thicker tread carcass area, which I like for riding gravel roads.

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I just paid over $300 for a set as a Christmas present for my Sons Super Tenere. American Moto Tire seems to have gotten back to selling Bridgestones cheaper than anyone like they used to do.

That is a 90/10 tire. Not even close to a 70/30 or 50/50. They should be great pavement tires, their predecessors were. These do have the thicker tread carcass area, which I like for riding gravel roads.
They have pretty big gaps between the lugs for a 90/10. What makes them such a street tire?

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I just paid over $300 for a set as a Christmas present for my Sons Super Tenere. American Moto Tire seems to have gotten back to selling Bridgestones cheaper than anyone like they used to do.

That is a 90/10 tire. Not even close to a 70/30 or 50/50. They should be great pavement tires, their predecessors were. These do have the thicker tread carcass area, which I like for riding gravel roads.
You're thinking of the A41, these are the AX41.

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90/10 really?
I am REALLY wanting to give these a try next, please keep us updated.

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It seems very strange that the tread pattern is the same front/rear AND the rotation is the same.

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I'd say they are a 60/40 tire.

I like the S scrambler version too.

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Where'dya find the info regarding the rebate.

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Yes! I just received the DumbAss reward. Mom always told me I was a winner!

What is worse is that I done this once before....but caught myself!

I'll blame it on Bridgestone for a confusing name for two tires that are completely different.

No experience with the AX40 Battlax, the A40 Battlax were good all around street/gravel/packed dirt tires. Wear wasn't as good as the OEM tires, but the A41 Battlax is supposed to wear better. Very good street manners.
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