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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #150 on: November 17, 2011, 10:55:42 pm »
The tires on the Connie I just bought are both badly cupped as well (Not as bad as those).
But mine are Avon Azaro tires. :-\

I'm not sure what I'll replace them with, but I know it WON'T be Avons.  ::)

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #151 on: November 26, 2011, 11:16:26 am »
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #152 on: December 16, 2011, 03:46:17 am »
The tires on the Connie I just bought are both badly cupped as well (Not as bad as those).
But mine are Avon Azaro tires. :-\

I'm not sure what I'll replace them with, but I know it WON'T be Avons.  ::)
Tires are cupped because of poor maintenance and low tire pressure and  never the fault of the very best tires you can put on a stock C10.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #153 on: December 16, 2011, 05:37:15 am »
The tires on the Connie I just bought are both badly cupped as well (Not as bad as those).
But mine are Avon Azaro tires. :-\

I'm not sure what I'll replace them with, but I know it WON'T be Avons.  ::)

Tires are cupped because of poor maintenance and low tire pressure and  never the fault of the very best tires you can put on a stock C10.


Wow!  Now that's a ringing endorsement (opinion) of Avons.

Personally IMHO and after three sets of AVONS I can say they handled excellent. They have excellent wet weather grip. They have excellent dry weather grip. They are quiet and they wear out way too freaking fast!  The rears (actual I've had four rear Avons) all have squared off to the point they are no longer safe, nor responsive and this after 5K mileage. Again this has been my experience and yours may have been different. And again IMHO the Michelin 100X were the best tire for the Concours. But regretable they are no longer made.

This being said.  While I agree tire pressure has adverse effects on tire wear and potentially a contributing cause to the syndrome we call "cupping", there is certainly more to this condition than just low tire pressure.

In the attached link there is a nice article which addresses some of these "other" causes. http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/index.html

Again, I am not a tire expert and have never professed as such, but I really think the primary cause of front tire "cupping" is a  combination of softer compound tire rubber, compliance to factory recommended tire pressures, a heavy front end and a weak front suspension.

My K700's cupped, my D205's cupped, my Avon Azaro's cupped and yes my Michelin 89X, 90X and 100X cupped. The latter three less than the former three, but they all cupped. Increasing tire pressures to 39-41 PSI depending on the tire have reduced cupping but never totally eliminated it.  So far my "new" Roadsmart does not show signs of cupping with 3k on them (we'll see in a couple more thousand miles).

 


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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #154 on: December 16, 2011, 08:30:39 am »
I'm currently on my 4th Connie (there will be a fifth!) and I've run lots of different tires over the years.  Choosing tires is an exercise in compromise and each of us picks the characteristcs which work best with our riding style.

I live in Florida (11 curves in 318 miles!) so tearing through the twisties isn't a big priority for me.  In fact, having tires with great hold in the turns isn't an issue even when I head for the mountains, since my bike-handling skills aren't attuned to that sort of riding in the first place.  What keeps me alive is knowing my limits and enjoying myself within them.  That guy who wrote "The Pace" hit it right on the head.

But what I do is ride a LOT.  The last car I owned is over ten years in the past; Connie is my basic transportation.  What I'm looking for in a tire is LONG mileage; if I were getting five or six thousand miles out of a tire, I'd be replacing them every other month.

So I've experimented with lots of touring tires - Dunlop Elite2 and Elite3, Bridgestone Battlax, Michelin Pilot Road, and others I can't remember just now.  The one which works best for me is the Metzler 880.  They give me between twenty and twenty five thousand miles and feel great.  That hard compound in the middle keeps the tires round right up to the end of their useful life.  No problems with cupping on the front either, though this is probably more due to my habit of keeping them aired up.  They stick well in the wet and are steady in tight turns.  They work best for the type of riding I do.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #155 on: December 16, 2011, 05:23:22 pm »
Hey ChipDoc

Do I read your signature line correctly, 106K in 2001 and 112K the following year? I think you'd give Don Ricks a run for his money.  Last I heard he turned over 500K on the Concours though I think it took him 15 years or so and three bikes.   
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #156 on: December 16, 2011, 05:29:03 pm »
The tires on the Connie I just bought are both badly cupped as well (Not as bad as those).
But mine are Avon Azaro tires. :-\

I'm not sure what I'll replace them with, but I know it WON'T be Avons.  ::)

Tires are cupped because of poor maintenance and low tire pressure and  never the fault of the very best tires you can put on a stock C10.


Wow!  Now that's a ringing endorsement (opinion) of Avons.

Personally IMHO and after three sets of AVONS I can say they handled excellent. They have excellent wet weather grip. They have excellent dry weather grip. They are quiet and they wear out way too freaking fast!  The rears (actual I've had four rear Avons) all have squared off to the point they are no longer safe, nor responsive and this after 5K mileage. Again this has been my experience and yours may have been different. And again IMHO the Michelin 100X were the best tire for the Concours. But regretable they are no longer made.

This being said.  While I agree tire pressure has adverse effects on tire wear and potentially a contributing cause to the syndrome we call "cupping", there is certainly more to this condition than just low tire pressure.

In the attached link there is a nice article which addresses some of these "other" causes. http://www.rattlebars.com/tirewear/index.html

Again, I am not a tire expert and have never professed as such, but I really think the primary cause of front tire "cupping" is a  combination of softer compound tire rubber, compliance to factory recommended tire pressures, a heavy front end and a weak front suspension.

My K700's cupped, my D205's cupped, my Avon Azaro's cupped and yes my Michelin 89X, 90X and 100X cupped. The latter three less than the former three, but they all cupped. Increasing tire pressures to 39-41 PSI depending on the tire have reduced cupping but never totally eliminated it.  So far my "new" Roadsmart does not show signs of cupping with 3k on them (we'll see in a couple more thousand miles).


As much as it might scare Bob for me to agree with him  ;D, I largely do on this topic.  Avons are very excellent gripping tires in nearly all riding conditions and yes, they do wear a bit faster than anyone wants them to (most often grip IS closely associated to wear. When one goes up, the other goes down).

I also agree the Mac X100 was probably the best all around rear tire for the COnnie.  It rivaled the Avon for dry grip, probably was BETTER in the wet, and outlasted it by about 50% in my experience. 

And I too generally cup every tire ever produced that I have tried and I've tried a LOT of em of both bias and radial construction.  Being a heavy trail braker I tend to mess em up quickly... and I ALWAYS ride on properly inflated tires cuz I hate to fall off any more than I already do.  It's been MY experience that the worst cupping tires I've had have been the harder compounds I have tried. Like the OE Dunlops, the Dunlop 205s, Michelin Pilot Roads, etc.  Maybe that's cuz they just last more miles.  I rarely wear one of these front tires completely out simply because they get so nasty riding I pitch them with a lot of tread left.  One thing I liked about the Avons was that I'd kill the front and rear pretty much about the same time so I replaced them as a set.  Bad thing was that happened about every 3-4000 miles.  I now have almost 6k on my Roadsmarts and they are still "ridable" and appear to have maybe 20% tread left.  The front IS cupped, but not too horribly, the rear IS flatted, but I generally file them back into round anyway.  I may get 7000 miles or even 7500 out of them which for me is amazing.  Sadly, I'm just not sold on their grip, they DO NOT inspire confidence at speed so these will not be purchased again methinks.

In any case, 2linby apparently likes his tires like I do... between me and terra firma and thus I endorse his selctions and join him in lamenting the loss of the Macadam 100X rears... the ONLY Mac this boy will EVER endorse.   :D
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #157 on: December 16, 2011, 06:54:42 pm »
Do I read your signature line correctly, 106K in 2001 and 112K the following year? I think you'd give Don Ricks a run for his money.  Last I heard he turned over 500K on the Concours though I think it took him 15 years or so and three bikes.

Oh you read it correctly, Bill.  The fault is mine for not being a bit more clear.

I rode back in college in the 70s.  I was a Fightin' Blue Hen from the University of Delaware where the weather was nice most of the year and the winters were miserable - cold and wet, but not really cold enough to snow most of the time.  My college sweetheart and I got married, moved to Tampa, and raised a family and motorcycling was a pleasant memory.  In a fit of midlife crisis (and once the kids were old enough to ride pillion) I decided I wanted bikes to be a part of my life again and picked up an 86 Honda Shadow VT1100 in August of 2000.  The Shadow was a great bike, but after I'd put 80,000 miles on her it occurred to me that it wasn't actually designed well for the type of riding that I did and I started looking for something called a "sport-tourer".

I was looking at the BMW RT1100, the Honda ST1100, and such when a 2000 Concours showed up on consignment at my local shop.  I bought her and fell in love.  She was practically brand new and I rode the heck out of her until I encountered a 2001 Concours which was just TOO good a deal to pass up.  I rode that one for three years, but when the odometer went over 100,000 miles I started looking for another.  Since Connie was my primary (in fact, only) transportation, I really didn't need to be worrying about reliability issues.

So I started browsing through CycleTrader and found a really sweet 02 Connie in Florence, SC.  In a nice bit of synchronicity, I happened to have a good friend who was also a rider living in Florence at the time.  I called Steve and asked him to go take a look at this thing.  It turns out the guy lived just three blocks away!  So I took the train, Steve picked me up at the train station and we went right over.  I took a test drive, gave him cash, signed the papers, and headed home down I-95 the next morning.  That was in 2007 and I've been riding it ever since.

Well, until recently when I started to have electrical problems with her.  So this past October I picked up an 04 Connie.  I've just this past week passed the point where the 04 has has MORE THAN 100,000 FEWER MILES than the 02.

When I bought them, only the 02 had more than 10k miles on the clock.  The 02 had 13k; the 01 had only 800 miles.  So almost all of the miles any of those bikes had on them were ones where I was sitting astride.   But it's taken me several years each to rack those miles up.  I've ridden only about 300,000 miles in the last eleven years, so I suspect that I'm no real threat to Don Ricks' record.  Particularly now that money's so tight - I haven't been able to take vacations for the past three years, so my yearly mileage is down to about 20k these days.  At least the new bike will probably last a bit longer!

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #158 on: February 16, 2012, 03:06:46 am »
First post, new guy.
Just bought a 99 with lots of miles, but well looked after. It needs tires. My brother ( from another mother, and fellow member of the Society of Motorcycle Loogans), recommended the Avons and a few other forums rate them pretty high too. Lots of not very nice things about the Metzlers, but what surprised me was the Bridgestone BT45's. I've used them on lots of other bike with  great success, I just didn't think they came in the appropriate sizes for the C10. If they are, that seems like the most cost effective option, while still getting lots of grip. Although, they are bias-ply, not radials which may or may not be an issue. So who has the BT45's, and how long do they last?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #159 on: February 16, 2012, 03:23:42 am »
I changed my BT45 front at 16K and it was not at the wear bars. However others report 14K for the front. So somewhere in that range. Aprox 10K typical for the rear of BT-45.

As for size get the BT-45 in the 110/80-18 for the front, and for the rear they stock 150/80-16. Yes the 110/80 fits the later model front. Its actually the right size, IE the proper fit according to the specs.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #160 on: February 16, 2012, 04:11:21 am »
Has anyone experienced an Avon Azaro tire failure? I'll explain why I think I had one.

Thanks to Chip in FL for mentioning the Metzeler 880s. I've run those on my Beemers & they do last. HOWEVER, I bought my '01 in '08 when it only had ~1300 miles on it. When I replaced the original tires in Nov 2010, I got the Avons (Storm 2 Ultra on front, Azaro on rear). Unfortunately, the rear went flat on me a couple of weeks ago on my way home from a weekend ride. I'm convinced the tire failed internally rather than being punctured.

I don't know the actual mileage on the tire at the time, but they still looked virtually new (maybe 2k miles on them) & I checked the pressure before riding. I had ridden quite a bit of freeway the day before, then mostly curvy hills the next day until hitting the freeway for home. After about an hour or two mostly at 80mph the bike began to feel "wiggly" when I got into the backdraft of big trucks. It didn't occur to me I might have a low tire.

At a rest stop I just happened to notice how low the rear looked so I checked the pressure: 4.5psi! It took a long time to find the (first) leak, at which I could only see what looked like a fine silver "hair" sticking out of the middle of the tread. I've plugged tires before & it's usually tough to ram that plug into a small hole. In this case it went in like butter but didn't seal the tire -- neither did adding 2 more plugs. Then I located a 2nd leak between the 1st & the edge of the tread. At that point I knew I wouldn't be riding on that tire again.

I replaced it with another Azaro, but I talked with a friend who had had a tire (Bridgestone) fail on a freeway ride & he noted several tiny "hairs" sticking out of his in a line across the tread. In his case he said it was steel belt fibers. An Avon rep claimed he couldn't see evidence that my tire failed. (The store still had the carcass, but I live too far away to check it myself.) I'm convinced it did based on what looked like a fiber (Aramid?) sticking OUT of the tire, the looseness of the tire material around the tiny hole, and a 2nd virtually invisible leak on a horizontal line across the tire. No object was found inside the tire, either.

I hope it was a fluke & this Azaro lasts longer on the highway.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #161 on: March 05, 2012, 06:33:39 pm »
Anybody ever rode with Pirelli Sport Demon tires? Pros? Cons?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #162 on: March 06, 2012, 12:01:46 pm »
Anybody ever rode with Pirelli Sport Demon tires? Pros? Cons?
THey are a very grippy bias tire.  I have run a couple of sets, prefered the Avons and went back to them.  However, this set of tire will do a great job.  Takes a few minutes for them to smooth out (warm up) but then they ride almost as good as anything out there.  A soft compound makes them a bit short lived though.  But they are a viable alternative for the C-10.  I also have these on mama's Magna to be sure she has some stick.  They make her cruiser vary capable in the twisties.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #163 on: March 06, 2012, 01:23:39 pm »
I use the Avons on my C-10. (AV-45 or Storm Ultra and Azaro AV-46)
Got a hell-of-a good deal on a new AV-46 Rear from Murph last week.

I know that Murph also has Avon Road Riders (AM-26) in stock. (Belted)
I looked at them. Look good! They appear to have the same tread pattern as the Avon Radials.
I have not seen the Roadriders discussed. Has anyone used these?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #164 on: March 07, 2012, 04:18:12 am »
If I go with the Avon Viper venoms, what size fronr and rear will I need to fit an 06 model? Hate to sound like a dumdass but all I can get from the local shops around here is them pushing what they have in stock. Appreciate any info and also any suggestions on where to order them from. Thanks, Holeshot 308 :motonoises:

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #165 on: March 11, 2012, 07:56:20 pm »
I notice the BT45 has siping that runs aroung the perimeter of the tire.  Has anyone who uses them ever had problems with the tires "hunting" in grooved pavement.  The 205's did and they have much the same configuration.  The Avon Storm doesn't twitch in this scenario at all.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #166 on: March 19, 2012, 04:16:39 pm »
 I've used Dunlops for years, getting a lot of half-price deals and free mounting from shops. But when that went away I sprung(on sale) for Avon's. Broke them in on the Volcano run years back, great tires for the bike. As far as cupping I usually run at 38psi or so, the bike tends to cup even close to 36, quicker when below. True they wear in the middle some but if you keep the bike leaned over more the edges will scuff in in nicely. I'm waiting for Kar Tyre Dan to come up with a matched set so I can head down to Les Swab and get a set with Free Beef!

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #167 on: March 30, 2012, 04:31:48 pm »
Anybody ever rode with Pirelli Sport Demon tires? Pros? Cons?

I had a set of these in 2010. Lasted about 3500 miles and the rear was toast. Sticky, but headshake and poor mileage (bad wet weather issue was the Metzelers. My memory ain't what it used to be...) made me not go back.

So far, I've run the following:

D205s: liked them, shame they discontinued these...

K701/K700: Still like these the best. They just work for my riding style, I guess.

Avon Storm/Azaro combo: Had two sets, bike always felt like it was riding on marbles. The Azaro I just pulled from the rear had started de-laminating, and appears to have shifted a belt. Very poor quality, IMHO, which is a shame, because in the turns, they made the bike feel like it was riding on rails.

Metzler ME880s: Dangerous, slippery, JUNK! I had these for, I kid you not, 1000 miles, and took them off. Just terrible.

Shinko 777 rear with K701 front: Nice combo for the pinch I was in. Needed a rear fast and local shop had this. It worked pretty well. Rode all through Qu├ębec with this setup, I liked it.

Bridgestone BT-45V: Only had these for about 100 miles. So far, they feel a little squirrely, but that could be they're not fully scrubbed in just yet. Seem to ride better than any of the previous sets, with the exception of the D205. Smooth ride, less susceptible to bad air from trucks. They like to lean, best I can tell.

I either need to go the 17" wheel route, or look into a C14. Not sure about money just yet, so time will tell.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #168 on: April 02, 2012, 01:33:58 am »
 I've never had that many problems with tires. My 1st set was 701's. Ran a ton of 205's and 220's until about 90k and they have done fine, could always use more tire life but much better than 4k. Every now and then one has to look for a new tire because the manufacturers discontinue them. I do use all my tire when I get the chance to get it over. Washington has a cooler and wetter climate and I avoid straight roads. I am considering another set of Avon's if I don't find something better, running Pilot Roads on my FZ-1. I have another 1-2k to think it over.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #169 on: April 09, 2012, 03:30:43 am »
I notice the BT45 has siping that runs aroung the perimeter of the tire.  Has anyone who uses them ever had problems with the tires "hunting" in grooved pavement.  The 205's did and they have much the same configuration.  The Avon Storm doesn't twitch in this scenario at all.

I've now got 850 miles on a set of these, and I'm going to retract my previous statement that they like to lean.

They do, in fact, like to slip and then lean. That siping on the sides causes them to follow every groove, crack and rut in pavement. Never, in 40,000+ miles on this bike, have I had a set of tyres that I so adamantly hated.

Furthermore, I'd add that these are outright dangerous when very cold. Other night I had to run a few errands, decided to take the bike instead of the car. Just turning out of my complex I almost lost the back. This was at about 20mph, at the most, and less than 1/4 throttle.

My biggest complaint, and East Coasters back me up here, is I-78. A highway that runs across NJ and PA. The eastern part is mostly grooved super-slab. These Bridgestones hunt and peck all over the place. And heaven forbid you get behind a tractor-trailer, then you're blowing all over the place.

I've gotten so scared on these, I refuse to ride in the rain with them.

It's odd too, as I had a set of these on a Ninja 500 a number of years ago, and they were wonderful. Shame really, but I think these were designed for smaller sport bikes and standards, not our big sport-tourer.

I'm in somewhat of a pickle here too as I'm riding out to the National, and can't decide on what to replace these with: the Avons gripped the best, by far. The OEM Dunlops lasted the longest. I'd love to keep experimenting with different combinations, but to be honest, every time I have to dump another $300 on tyres, is $300 less I have toward a new C14, which I've been saving up for almost 2 years. I've still got another year or so to go (I'd like to buy mine cash, or at the most, finance only a small fraction of the price) and so this bike needs to last.

FWIW, over the past 40k miles, all the big trips I did, and all the best rides I went on, judging from my ride journals, were on the OEM Dunlops. I know many on here dislike them, but I can say that this bike rode like a Cadillac and handled like a proper sport bike with these and the suspension upgrades I've done (Sonic 1.2s, Progressive rear shock.) YMMV.

I had considered the Kosman or Mean Streak rear wheel, but to be honest, this bike has almost 65k on it. To spend that kind of money, knowing full well that some very big maintenance is right around the corner (going to need all new suspension bushings, timing chain (eventually), all new lines and hoses, brake caliper and carburetor rebuilds) the amount of money spent eventually becomes too much. Do I buy another low-mileage C10, and move all my good parts over, or do I keep saving and go for a C14?

Time, and finances, will tell. Sorry for the long-winded post, but I'm at my wit's end on this tyre issue. The few sets that are available are all some crummy compromise or another, and the alternative is to spend nearly half of what this bike is worth (if not more) on getting 17" wheels.
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #170 on: April 12, 2012, 01:19:49 am »
 If you really want a C-14 shop for a deal on last years model and get some of the cheap interest rates and move on. I'm keeping my almost old 95(117k), just did complete maintenance on my 02 FZ-1 and it runs like new, I have been happy with Michelin Pilot Roads on that. Every time I need new tires on the Concours it seems you have to search for who is making a matched set anymore. That is a saving grace on the C-14, availability of new shoes. I wish it had the range of the old bike but it is a giant step to the future, if they would only raise the speed limits a bit.

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #171 on: May 01, 2012, 01:58:03 pm »

I'm looking for a new set of tires and since I can no longer get the D205s I have used for the last 55K miles, I am looking for a new set up.  I have checked into the Avon Storm/Azaro match up that is recommended and it seems to be a good set. 

I have also noticed that Pirelli makes a 120/70-18 in their Angel line and a 150/80-16 in their Demon line.

I am thinking about giving this match up a try.
 
Does anyone have any experience running this Pirelli Angel/Demon match up?

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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #172 on: May 07, 2012, 01:41:59 am »

I'm looking for a new set of tires and since I can no longer get the D205s I have used for the last 55K miles, I am looking for a new set up.  I have checked into the Avon Storm/Azaro match up that is recommended and it seems to be a good set. 

I have also noticed that Pirelli makes a 120/70-18 in their Angel line and a 150/80-16 in their Demon line.

I am thinking about giving this match up a try.
 
Does anyone have any experience running this Pirelli Angel/Demon match up?

The Angel is a dual-compound, radial tyre. The Sport Demon is a bias-ply. Could work ok, since I think those are also dual-compound. Not sure how the front will fit though, as our bikes have a 3" front rim, and that might be designed for a 3.5-4" width, so it may pinch it too much.

I would very much like to see how this works though!

On another note, I went back to the Avons. Nothing I've tried yet grips like these...
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #173 on: May 07, 2012, 01:17:05 pm »
I just had a set of K701/K700 added to my '06 and the 15 minute test ride left me very happy. I have had this bike for 1 year and put 4K on it for a total of 7K.  I have to get some serious miles in them to know how they do for me but so far so good and definitely better than what little tire tread that was left on them.

I spent some time reading up on models/brands and wrote down a few from the forum when I went into the shop. He couldn't find many of the ones I listed (and upon further reading realized several of those models had been discontinued) and so I had to dig furhter into the thread.

I liked someone's idea about a tire vote or a recap post at the top of the pinned thread. So far so good and lovin' the forum!
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Re: So what's the best brand/model tires for the C10?
« Reply #174 on: May 09, 2012, 01:59:54 am »
Took the bike to work this morning, and as I was topping the rear off w/ air... I noticed DAMN.... this thing has about had it!

Just plunked down on a set of Avon Roadriders  (AM26) in stock sizes.  I feel inseam-challenged as it is w/o upping to wing-size.  I elected to get a set instead of squeezing a few k more out of th PR front I have... I kinda hate wasting a tire in decent shape, but oh well.

Woulda bought from Murph... but alas... outta stock til June.  Dennis Kirk says they'll be here by Friday :-D

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