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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 07-25-2019, 07:26 AM Thread Starter
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AVON Storm or RoadRider?

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I'll replace Pirelli front tire with Avon. Should I choose Storm 3D or RoadRider AM26? What are the differences? Are both available on the market?

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I chose the Avon Storm 3D myself. Very satisfied with its performance. I understand they have been replaced by the Avon Spirit ST. I wouldn't hesitate trying the newer Spirit ST.
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I replaced my stock Pirelli's with Storm 3's last year. They are very nice riding and handling tires that are much better then the Pirelli's. Regardless, I've only got 6000 miles on them and the front is gone. Avon had a 15K warranty deal running before I bought the tires but it wasn't in effect when I purchased. My dealer is going to cut me a deal on a new set so it sort of works out but 6000 miles seems kind of short. I am not an overly aggressive rider but I do ride where it is hot (well over 100 degrees all of the summer). The front also developed pitting and this causes a noticeable shake on low speed tight corners. This didn't happen until around 5500 miles though. The rear still has good tread but has squared quite a bit but not as quickly as some have for me in the past (I do lots of long mile days).

I will be replacing the Avon's next week. Not sure what I will go with. I guess I am starting to hear that 6000 miles for the front of the T120 is about normal. Seems short to me. Oh well.
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Very short, indeed. My front Pirelli has got 24.000Km, but I find since day 1 it's not a tyre with a good grip, mostly with wet weather.
Maybe Avon Spirit ST are better choices? Or the Roadriders? I don't know...
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I know a lot of people like the road riders but I never liked them on my bonnie.
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I know a lot of people like the road riders but I never liked them on my bonnie.
What didn't you liked on road riders?
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They didn't give me a confident feeling when corning. They would tramline. At least those are the things I remember. Been years since I had them on the bike.
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Dear fellows,

I'll replace Pirelli front tire with Avon. Should I choose Storm 3D or RoadRider AM26? What are the differences? Are both available on the market?

Thanks.
Best front i have used to date is the avon cobra. I'm on #4 but it;s the new version called "cobra chrome" thats supposedly is improved in both performance and mileage. I get around 11-13k miles out of them and thats with 1/2 the tread sill left in the center because i wore the sides out twice as fast as the center ! Thats probably why they handle so well, the sides are soft. Yet thats still 2-5k more then i get out of other fronts. And if you don't spend a lot of time in the twisties riding spirited the center will likely wear the same as the center and you may get 217-20k out of them. But the handling is better then anything i have used including the new spirit series. The spirit rear however is the best back there to date beating the storm 3D, commander, metzeler, dunlop elite and bridgestone exedra max. Great great rear tire on the bird. To me the spirit rear and cobra front is the best setup to date. 3D rear is good too, but the spirit is noticably better and lasts longer.
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If you access any good Tyre site you can see a lot of reviews of a tyre you are thinking about on a lot of different machines. Always helpful.
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If you access any good Tyre site you can see a lot of reviews of a tyre you are thinking about on a lot of different machines. Always helpful.
Thanks Vitesse! I’ve already read some reviews and watched YouTube for that purpose. Right now I like to taptalk with people like me who can advise me based on their everyday experience. I never had such bad tires as the stock Pirelli, especially the front tire. I don’t want to fail my next choice. All the best.
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