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    2017 Touring Tire Review
    on: Jun 23, 2017, 10.16 pm
    Jun 23, 2017, 10.16 pm
    I loved the review of the Angel GT, "Tire for a good time not a long time"


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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #1 on: Jun 23, 2017, 10.58 pm
    Jun 23, 2017, 10.58 pm
    Excellent review video..... you pays your money and make your choice.....

    We get biblical rain levels and not much heat here in Scotland, PR4's are the best I have ridden so will take a lot to get me to try anything else.... That said, I have Bridgestones on just now, came with the bike, and they haven't disappointed yet, but then again.. it is summer here.

    Had a good short run this evening, all on twisty country roads... managed 34 mpg, so wasn't sight seeing  :164:BT  tyres worked well. Check out the B7086 on google maps  :152:

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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #2 on: Jun 23, 2017, 11.37 pm
    Jun 23, 2017, 11.37 pm
    Thanks for the post. Always looking to improve upon my tires. My last four sets of tires have been the Michelin PR4 GT.

    I really like the Michelin's but think I'll get something else a shot at the next tire change.

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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #3 on: Jun 24, 2017, 12.30 am
    Jun 24, 2017, 12.30 am
    I do agree the Angel GTs hold their grip to the wear bars and beyond, all the way to the edges.

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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #4 on: Jun 24, 2017, 12.39 am
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    Pics from my last set....

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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #5 on: Jun 24, 2017, 01.36 am
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    i got over 12000 miles on the stock st's.replaced with gt's at 7500 miles front tire worn out rear tire still had good rubber.put st's back on so hopefully my mileage will come back.in 45 year's of riding i never had a front wear out before the rear tire

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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #6 on: Jun 24, 2017, 01.58 am
    Jun 24, 2017, 01.58 am
    Used PR4's for many changes, excellent, but tried Avon Storm ST XM, they have 9000 miles on them, mostly fairly aggressive riding twisties, just kissing the wear bars.  I believe I could coax another 500-1000 out of them 'around town'...  I did not experience much rain, but they seemed fine in the wet. I feel they have a slightly more comfy ride than the PR4's.  The PR4's wear a little better but the Avon handling is stellar, and consistent, they still handle very well, with just a little tendency to 'fight back' in harder riding; the PR4's started misbehaving about 75% through their life.  I also found the Avon's to be very stable and track straight-line excellently.  Another Avon set will go on my TTSE soon...

    Previous set was Dunlop Roadsmart II's.  They were a bit snaky in a straight line, kind of hunted around, work pretty good, handled ok, and were a lot cheaper.  I was tempted to try a set of Roadsmart III's but decided I liked the Avon's enough more to stick with them.  The PR4's are a bit more expensive than the Avon's but I don't feel they are better aside from maybe getting a few hundred more miles before hitting the wear bars..

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    Re: 2017 Touring Tire Review
    Reply #7 on: Jun 24, 2017, 03.20 am
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    *Originally Posted by swede 2 [+]
    i got over 12000 miles on the stock st's.replaced with gt's at 7500 miles front tire worn out rear tire still had good rubber.put st's back on so hopefully my mileage will come back.in 45 year's of riding i never had a front wear out before the rear tire
    I got 7500 out of my original ST's (front tire made it 500 more) replaced with GT's and bit over 11,000 and my front is about done but plenty left on the rear. First time for me too. Already got the replacement GT's so I'll see how they do.