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AVON TrekRider
« on: July 23, 2017, 12:44:20 »
Has anybody experiences with the new tyre TrekRider from AVON ?


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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 22:59:46 »
Not me, but I have looked at them out of curiosity and have wondered how they will perform. I'm interested to hear people's experience with them.
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2017, 00:30:02 »
So do I.


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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2017, 12:47:20 »
it is something like this



and presented as 50/50 tire

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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 12:50:29 »
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2017, 00:00:18 »
They do look interesting. I'm tempted to give them a go when I change out my TCK70. The front is new but the rear needs to be replaced in the next 2000km. I might try a rear tire of this and see how it goes.


I do really like the TKC70, but I am also keen to try new tires.
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2017, 00:30:19 »
The rear is narrow for AT.
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #7 on: July 25, 2017, 03:09:42 »
The rear is narrow for AT.


Good point. I don't like narrow on my rear.
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2017, 08:49:33 »
The rear is narrow for AT.


Good point. I don't like narrow on my rear.

Tires that is....  :o  ;D
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2017, 06:58:09 »
The rear is narrow for AT.


Good point. I don't like narrow on my rear.

Tires that is....  :o ;D
:o yikes, tires indeed, otherwise narrow yes...  :-[ ;D ;D
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2017, 04:56:51 »

Well, I've returned from my cross-Canada journey and I have to say - I like these tires, a lot! They are excellent.

Almost exactly 15,000 kilometers of riding on them before the rear was completely warn out. The front actually still has some life left.

I'd highly recommend the Trekriders to anyone looking for a good 50/50 tire. No problem with the rear tire size either - 140 80R18 fits just fine and feels right on the bike.

Here are some observations:

On pavement it felt as good as the Pilot Road 4 Trails I had on my Varadero - which says a lot - they're that good.

I pushed them on twisty roads, rode in wet and rain on several occasions - excellent in all conditions.

Offroad they are steady and predictable and bite into surface well. I'd say about 10% of my time on these tires was in gravel and dirt road use. Worked well in packed dirt, loose gravel and even oatmeal type muck. The only place they didn't work well was loose sandy surfaces, but I'd guess that only a true knobby would work there.

It's a single compound tire and wears evenly through its life. The tires remained easy to turn in and cornered the same throughout their use right to the end.

I had a front flat (twice) on my journey and it was easy to remove the tire with simple hand tools.

At 15,000 kilometres they go on, and on, and on. If you use them primarily for dirt and gravel I'd say at about 12,000 kilometres they would stop being useful. On the pavement they were fine all the way.

If you're looking for a long-life and multi-purpose tire this is an excellent one. I've got a set of Mitas E-07 and Shinko 804/805 tires to try next to compare but I can safely say this is one of my favourite tires to date - period.

The rear tire is flat and worn across the surface and right to the bottom of the tread. The front has about 3mm left and still corners fine so could probably go at least another 1,000-1,500 kilometres.
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2017, 06:11:10 »
Thanks that is good to know. I might try these next time round.
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2017, 09:43:34 »
That are impressive figures, @Superfunkomatic! And I like how the tires look. What's the behaviour under wet circumstances?
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2017, 11:59:36 »
Thank you for this report Superfunkomatic  VCIF_ThumbUp waiting for your advice David mounted on the @T, but we not have here so much gravel roads, so never can do a 50/50 travel ...  8)
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Re: AVON TrekRider
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2017, 04:24:09 »

I was really impressed with how they dealt with wet roads both on pavement/asphalt and in gravel/dirt.
They were very confidence inspiring. I'm certainly not an expert in gravel and mud with dual sport but they really felt good - solid, steady, tracked in a straight line and bit into the ground.
On pavement in the wet they were just like sport touring tires (felt just like Michelin Pilot Road Trails on my Varadero, Michelin Pilot Roads or BT021s on my VFR). Really reliable and comfortable touring tire.
I'm trying Shinko 804/805 next to compare. Putting them on this weekend.

That are impressive figures, @Superfunkomatic! And I like how the tires look. What's the behaviour under wet circumstances?
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