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21st February 2012, 22:38
I was thinking about buying a set of Avon Roadrunners. I've heard great things about Avon tires but I was wondering how many miles I can expect to get from them. Has anyone wore a set out and tell me some real milages?
21st February 2012, 23:00
I'm not sure that Avon still list the Roadrunner - it first came out in the late seventies and was an excellent tyre for its time. The Roadrider is made in sizes for Sporties, and I've been running them for several years. They're oriented more towards grip than mileage but I'm still getting about 7,000 from a rear and 12,000 from a front with what is probably harder than average use. No issues at all with grip.
21st February 2012, 23:04
I have been eyeballing these tires for a couple weeks now. How much should I be expecting to spend. JP had them for about $275.00 for a set if i remember correctly.
21st February 2012, 23:05
Just as he sais.
I get nearer 6,000 than 7.
It must be those super light wheals Stealworker runs.;)
21st February 2012, 23:15
Don't know about those, I'm running Avon venom and I have to say that they are better than stock dunlop
21st February 2012, 23:21
:) Whether it's the wheels or suspension, or a combination of both, Tich, my tyres are definitely wearing better than they used to.
21st February 2012, 23:48
I think Avon have done something to the compound . Mine used to be done in by 5 the one on now looks like it will see 6,000 out.
21st February 2012, 23:49
6-10k you should expect...for me, I'd give up mileage to gain traction just to know my bike were stable enough to stick it hard enough into a corner for those spirited type rides!
22nd February 2012, 12:34
I was hoping to get more milage. Got 8K out of the michelin Commanders I put on last year. Xlent01 has a good point though, Tires are pretty damn important on a bike.... Or should I sat TYRES. Thanks guys!
22nd February 2012, 12:35
lol I meant Say not Sat
22nd February 2012, 12:36
think you mean the Avon roadriders- think they are the AM26's - roadrunner has been retired now
I have used Avon Venoms on my xl1200c, and liked them , but switching this weekend to Roadriders as I had a set on one of my other bikes and they seem to have better grip in all weathers than the venoms
22nd February 2012, 12:52
I get 12-13k miles on the Avon Venoms. Run 2 psi over recommended.
22nd February 2012, 13:14
and as much as I love the venoms my rear is toast due to commuting on a dual carrageway and my front must have been old stock as its got a seriously cracked sidewall, so another reason to try the roadriders...
22nd February 2012, 13:35
Avon did seem to have some issues 2 or 3 years ago with early sidewall cracking. I had a front that was like that almost from new, but Avons I've had since then have been ok.
22nd February 2012, 13:38
wonder if I can have a moan at them for it, was a tad p*ssed as its hardly worn even although its been on the bike for a couple of years
22nd February 2012, 14:22
I'm not sure whether Avon ever acknowledged there was a problem, but it's worth a try. Tyres are marked with their date of manufacture, so that should prove how new it is. I contacted the internet distributor who I bought the tyre from, and they said I'd have to return the tyre to them, so they could return it to Avon, and after they'd inspected it I may get a replacement or refund. I didn't have time to go through all that hassle (it was the beginning of summer, and I had lots of rides planned), so I kept an eye on it and wore it out. I hadn't noticed until an MoT (vehicle inspection) technician pointed out the very fine cracks in the sidewalls. I'd fitted the tyre just a few weeks earlier, so it must have been like that from new. Maybe contacting Avon direct would get a result.
22nd February 2012, 14:30
I had noticed cracking before my MOT last year , and I got an advisory for it (am in The UK too), but cash was tight so only able to afford to get the bike back on the road now. Got some roadriders ordered so will email Avon, can save the venom when I get it changed if they want it back!!
22nd February 2012, 14:42
I found roadrunners on the internet. AM20 and AM21
22nd February 2012, 15:10
Late seventies, and one of my mates studying a Triumph Trident workshop manual in front of a Roadrunner ad. As you can tell, none of us could afford to turn the heating on for long in those days - all our money went on motorcycle parts. :)
24th February 2012, 11:52
all my money still goes on motorcycle parts, not that I am complaining!
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