After 9000 miles and a flat on my original Pirelli tires I replaced them with the Avon Storm tires. My first impression is they're better around turns, just seem more sure footed. The ride doesn't seem any different. We'll see how much mileage I can get. Just an FYI. I looked for different tires then the originals, wasn't impressed with handling. The only alternative I could find that one brand had both front and backs was Avon.