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03-29-2017 02:58 AM
UKPhil I'm comparing to the oe glee fitment Bridgestones, are they 101/152s?
The difference was instantly noticeable from the first 50 yards. I went home to recheck the pressures. 10% reduced pressure helps ride quality but at the expense or unpredictable handling when pressing on.
The guys fitting them had trouble - two blokes, long tyre levers and a tyre machine and they still struggled to fit them!

Phil
03-29-2017 02:11 AM
Big B
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Originally Posted by UKPhil View Post
As above.
I have the a40 on my '13 650. Horrible rock hard ride but handle and grip well even when it's cold and wet.
I will not buy them again due to the harsh ride.
What all tires are you comparing them to?
03-29-2017 01:54 AM
Mike Ford
Love them

Changed over from trail wings 1000kms ago, the A40s transformed the bike, confidence inspiring to the point of no chicken strips on the back tyre anymore. I don't get scared when it rains anymore either, they grip well in the wet. Should have done it sooner they made a good bike great.
03-28-2017 01:33 PM
UKPhil
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Originally Posted by philthunder View Post
Here in UK I tried the A40 on my Stelvio. Much harder ride but good grip and good mileage on such a heavy machine. The TrailWings that I have had in the past were very poor grip in the wet and cold. Good mileage from the TrailWings but at the expense of risking your neck!
As above.
I have the a40 on my '13 650. Horrible rock hard ride but handle and grip well even when it's cold and wet.
I will not buy them again due to the harsh ride.
12-10-2016 09:31 PM
griff010 Thanks mpom. Yes, I mistyped that. Meant TrailRider. Thanks for the info. I'll check out the PR4s as well.
12-10-2016 04:32 PM
mpom
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Originally Posted by griff010 View Post
I'm currently riding on the Avon Distanzeas that came on my bike from PO. I'm thinking of moving to the trailblazer when needed. Anyone know of a comparison. Are these basically the same tire with re-branded name? The description seems to fit the same bill overall.
Could not find Avon Trailblazer so assuming you mean Trailrider.
From what I have read the Distanzia predates the TR and is likely better for true dual sport riding, as the TR is listed by Avon as 90/10, street/dirt. The TR has the newer high silica technology, so doubt it's a rebranded Distanza.
Am exclusively a street rider, also considering the TR, but now leaning towards the Michelin PR4, due to longer life, off setting its higher cost.
12-09-2016 03:09 PM
griff010 I'm currently riding on the Avon Distanzeas that came on my bike from PO. I'm thinking of moving to the trailblazer when needed. Anyone know of a comparison. Are these basically the same tire with re-branded name? The description seems to fit the same bill overall.
12-09-2016 01:13 PM
bwringer
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Originally Posted by Hobodog View Post
Looking forward to the update - I'm seriously thinking about these.
My update was posted in this thread, which is a little buried:
https://www.stromtrooper.com/suspensi...ilrider-5.html

Executive summary:
The Avon Trailriders are superb tires. My rear didn't last very long, but I'm VERY tough on tires. Currently on the second rear.
12-08-2016 01:50 PM
Hobodog
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Originally Posted by bwringer View Post
Just ordered a set of the new Avon Trailriders. Will start a report thread soon, unless there's another one already underway.
Looking forward to the update - I'm seriously thinking about these.
12-08-2016 12:30 PM
philthunder Here in UK I tried the A40 on my Stelvio. Much harder ride but good grip and good mileage on such a heavy machine. The TrailWings that I have had in the past were very poor grip in the wet and cold. Good mileage from the TrailWings but at the expense of risking your neck!
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