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Of course, it’s ‘tyres’ really, but anyway.......:grin2:

After much deliberation, cogitation and procrastination, I decided to go with the Avon Trailriders.

I was considering quite a variety, the main contenders being:

Michelin Anakee 3s
Metzeler Tourances
Metzeker Tourance Nexts
Continental TKC 70s
Bridgestone Battlax A41s
Pirelli Scorpion Trail 2
Avon Trailriders
Dunlop Trailsmarts

I was really swayed by @eddie’s recommendation of the Michelin’s, but my web research simply threw up too many negative reviews (they are called Michelin Panickys quite a lot! :|). Now, maybe this is just because they are OEM fitment for many bikes - more users, more people to get upset etc. However, they really did jump out (although they had their defenders too).

A bit came down to price too - the Avon’s were second cheapest, and I struggled to find a negative review (granted, they are newer). They’re also British, so.......>:). TBF, I’ve had Avon’s a number of times on previous bikes, and never had an issue. As another recommendation, KTM are also fitting them as standard to their new 790.

I also like the style - they still look ‘the part’, but are supposed to be considerably more quiet on the asphalt (another complaint about the Anakees, and that’s the last thing I want after the OEM sh*te), as well as compliant (they are rated as 90% on road tyre/10% off road).

We’ll see - maybe I’ve picked right, maybe I haven’t.......

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" Michelin Panickys ", Really? Weird.
I've gone through a couple of sets on the Super Tenere and love them now on the SCR.
They've never been anything but planted and secure feeling.

That said, I was a fan of Avons, In particular the Gripsters, affectionately called "Slipsters" by mainly off road riders.
I enjoyed them a lot on two different XL600V Transalps and my former KLR650.
Please let us know how you like the Trailriders!
 

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" Michelin Panickys ", Really? Weird.
I've gone through a couple of sets on the Super Tenere and love them now on the SCR.
They've never been anything but planted and secure feeling.
No-one was more surprised than me! I honestly think a lot of it is to do with them being OEM fitment for a lot of BMWs - more users, more opportunities to moan etc.

Like I say though, I’ve liked Avon before, and I thought it’d also be good for the forum for another brand to be trialled.
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