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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 11:22 AM Thread Starter
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What tyres for my 2015 Scrambler?

I'm at the point of needing to replace my tyres on my 2015 Scrambler and am hoping for some guidance as to what might be the best way to go. I'm wanting to have road based and hard wearing above aesthetics (although it's always good if they look the part too!). I'm currently on Bridgestone Trail Wings and the rear has squared off quite alarmingly compared to the front, which is fine. I do almost all my riding on road, so hard wearing compounds are my priority. Thanks in advance for your help with this.
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Used both Heideanu k60 and Shinko 705 on the Bonneville.
K60 last a long time and stick pretty well when new. The rear squared off (with a lot of miles) but I ride straight roads at high temps.
Shinko 705s stick well and last almost as well as the Heideanu but are a lot cheaper. The rear is holding it's profile better as well.

They both look the part, I went up a size front and rear 140 rear and 110 front.

Tyre life depends on rider and road conditions. Wouldn't say I ride that hard but I never seem to get the mileage out of tyres that some do. Seen reports of 20k miles on tyres but never come close to half that. Oem metzlers didn't make 5k miles (8k klm)
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I'm at the point of needing to replace my tyres on my 2015 Scrambler and am hoping for some guidance as to what might be the best way to go. I'm wanting to have road based and hard wearing above aesthetics (although it's always good if they look the part too!). I'm currently on Bridgestone Trail Wings and the rear has squared off quite alarmingly compared to the front, which is fine. I do almost all my riding on road, so hard wearing compounds are my priority. Thanks in advance for your help with this.
Especially as you're in the UK there isn't really anything better (IMHO) than Avon's Trail Rider........ It's a 90/10 tyre, looks the part, heats up real quick, performs like a 100% road tyre and transforms the bike......... Supplied and fitted for under £200............ What more could you want?
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I went for the Metzeler Tourance on my Scrambler. The original rear Trail Wing was dead after 4500 miles. The Tourances make the bike handle so much better it's like a different machine.
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Avon Roadriders seem to get a lot of love from Triumph riders. I just changed from a Metzeler in the rear to a Roadrider, so I can only give my initial impressions but so far I'm very happy with it. Sticks well and has increased the handling by a noticeable margin. It hasn't rained here in months so I can't speak to the wet road conditions but from what I've heard it does very well in that regard.
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Avon's Roadrider are a road tyre whereas the Trail Rider is 90/10, not that I'm going to use the 10% off road anytime soon, but the chunky look of the Trail Rider suits the Scrambler better and looks are important to us Scrambler lads.......
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Thanks very much for all your helpful comments. I think that I'm persuaded to opt for the Avon Trail Rider with their 90/10 road to trail bias.
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Please let us know what you think of them.......
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Thanks very much for all your helpful comments. I think that I'm persuaded to opt for the Avon Trail Rider with their 90/10 road to trail bias.
The are heavy bikes for any off roading, they aren't as bad as the huge "adventure" bikes but still I would never take mine off the road just in cade I had to dump it. Saying that the Avons are great tyres many of us Bonneville/Scrambler owners here went with the Road Riders and were very pleased with the performance. Post a photo of the bike with it's new shoes.
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Agree these are street bikes and the Trail Rider's are really only road tyres on our bikes, but they have more of the Scrambler look about them - IMO they are a really great road tyre - the only possible down side is that you may start to ride faster...............
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