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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old 04-08-2018, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Which works best on the Cross Country Tour Bikes ? Just trying to get some opinions...I'm leaning toward the Michelin Commander II.
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Can't answer re the Michelins, but Cross bikes love Avon Cobras and Avon Cobras love Cross bikes back.

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Yea I looked at the Avon Cobras for a long time and still may consider them. They had some impressive stats on their performance.

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Ricz did you go with the bigger size on the rear. Like a 180/65--16 ? Instead of the 180/60--16

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Your bike comes with radials so stay with them. All so stay with the 180/60 there is no benefit going to the 65
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Ricz did you go with the bigger size on the rear. Like a 180/65--16 ? Instead of the 180/60--16
I stayed with the stock sizes for quicker turn-in.

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OK ! ! I'm going with stock size tires and the Avon Cobra's...Thanks
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OK ! ! I'm going with stock size tires and the Avon Cobra's...Thanks
40 psi front, 42 psi rear and let us know what you think of them.

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I just couldnt bite off the cost of the radials when I had to replace. I found a pair of Continental I liked the tread pattern on. So far I like them, still figuring out what pressures are working best after a year. I think I was a bit high @ 41 to start as the center looked like it was wearing a bit fast. Biggest thing I had to keep in mind was the weight rating. I would have went with a Shinko radial, but the weight rating was not high enough.

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My bike chewed through an Avon Cobra in less than 12k miles. Switched to Dunlop E4 and still has some meat at 16k. People say the Avon is grippier, I couldn't tell a difference.

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