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Offline LarryJa

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Avon Spirit ST...how good?
« on: July 23, 2021, 05:53:07 pm »
Anyone here try these tires on their SE?
I avoid riding in the rain, but do get caught sometimes, like we all do.
Has anyone tried these &, if so, what's your experience?
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Re: Avon Spirit ST...how good?
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2021, 07:12:58 pm »
I have my second set of Storm 3D XM's on right now and they're fine wet or dry as far as I'm concerned.  Avon's website lists the ST's as also recommended for the Trophy but I've never tried them.  Some on the forum don't care for the Avon's, but I've had no problems and long life out of the XM's.
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Re: Avon Spirit ST...how good?
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2021, 09:46:56 pm »
The last 2 sets of tyres on my st1100 were Avon XM and I got very good mileage out of them and were excellent wet or dry.
On my TTSE that I bought in Sept 2018 it was fitted with Avon spirit for various reasons including lockdown I have until this week only done 800 miles. However, this week I have just got back today from N500 coastal run plus some extra places in Scotland, I totalled 1500 miles all in cooking heat and  on various roads including single track and I checked the tyres and can SE no real wear on either front or back and handling was excellent. I have previously driven in rain and find them well planted. If I bought this bike needining tyres I would have chosen these anyway because of the results with the ST1100. Unless something changes I am a Avon convert   :062: :001:

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Re: Avon Spirit ST...how good?
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2021, 12:12:01 pm »
Good feedback for a lurking potential buyer, thanks  :028:

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Re: Avon Spirit ST...how good?
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2021, 12:31:47 pm »
I’ve run more Avons than anything else, since the early-mid 80’s.
No experience of Spirits, though the XM’s were excellent, with just one exception, sadly. The tread depth on the front tyre is slightly less than 4mm from the factory and as a result, they do well to last as long as the rear!
I’d check the depth on the Spirit front before purchasing :028:
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