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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 9:22 pm Thread Starter
 
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Avon 55/56

Has anyone tried the new Avon 55/56's? Thoughts? Compare and contrast to the 45/46 (sorry for that last one, I was helping my daughter study for a Civics test)?

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 2007, 10:30 pm
 
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Loved the 45/46 set I had. But I'm shooting for a little more mileage out of a rear tire, so I have a ContiForce mounted back there now. I wasn't aware of a "new 55/56" set though. Thanks for the heads-up.
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I'm a giant fan of the 45/46s so I'll be interested to see how these work.


However, on short notice I wanted to take a kind of long ride, so I just got what tires my favorite shop had on the rack, and decided on a Michelin Pilot road on the back, and pilot power on the front. (I hate pushing the front around, and assume the roads arent' that sticky.) Mostly straight road riding so far, but the tires seem to stcik better (road) than I expected!
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decided on a Michelin Pilot road on the back, and pilot power on the front. (I hate pushing the front around, and assume the roads arent' that sticky.) Mostly straight road riding so far, but the tires seem to stcik better (road) than I expected!

I have probably run 5 or 6 sets of this tire combination, both on my '03 GT that I retired with 76k miles, and once on a 6k trip last summer on my '06 GT. While I only get about 6-7K miles out of the set, it sticks better that any set of tires I have run on the GT.
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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 2007, 8:36 am Thread Starter
 
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The new 55/56 are also called Storm-ST. Here is a link to them. According to my dealer they are now available in the US.

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I will try these on my next set of tires for the GT.

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I will try these on my next set of tires for the GT.
I'm thinking the same thing. I like their idea of a contact patch that changes size based on need/lean angle. Also, the 45/46 was/is a great set-up and improvements in the 55/56 can only make it better.

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Contras on '07 Ad. I was at Nick's on a blue K1200s one day when you where shopping.
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Contras on '07 Ad. I was at Nick's on a blue K1200s one day when you where shopping.
I remember you. I think your riding buddy should get some credit for the sale the way he was working me on the GSA...

According to Jim you have the speed record to Milwaukee and back when you bought that S.

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The new 55/56 are also called Storm-ST. Here is a link to them. According to my dealer they are now available in the US.

Brian
These seem to lack the "ZR" designation vs. the "R" designation on the Avon's.
Anybody know of this is reason for concern ???
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