We desired to show you the exact tires in just a little more detailed description than you might see if we had been just bombing around on motorcycles. The tires in question are the Avon Trailrider. We have tried these out in a trip to Germany riding down into Austria. We must say these are one of our favorite tires. We give these a straight 9 out of 10 and only because we give few things 10 out of 10. But for a tire, we are pretty sure you are not going to get anything much better than these.
If you’re looking for a tire and you are in the market searching for something for touring, this tire may be lovely. They are pretty new to the range, Avon spent quite a lot of time developing these on UK roads. There has been some developments in Europe as well, however they have been primarily designed for British roads which means that you should trip quite a lot of British roads and these will suit the type of roads that you just head out on.
These are what Avon known as a 90% split. This means that 90 percentage of this tire will spend of its life on the road and it has a 10% off-road capability. In appearance, the tire looks quite chunk but on the move it feels just like a great road tire. It has some off-road potential if you want to go down on a fairly smooth track, it will do it, no problem.
The Avon Trailrider are the tires to ask for in terms of how they feel when you ride. They’re great, they do not take any time to warm up, they are very stable. We mentioned earlier we went from Germany down into Austria and when we went down into Austria, we have to say that the speed really went up. We did a lot of fast riding on the roads, and the tires have been perfectly stable, plenty of grip, very predictable. So it is definitely one of our most favorite tires that we’ve ridden on, certainly on the upright bikes. Another nice thing about these, is while you lean over, you get lots of feedback from the tire. They have stability wise, when you bow upright and you’re really stocking along. Or even if you’re just doing steady miles in style of touring phase, this is a great tire.
With these tires you’ve got the metal belt construction around the edges of the tyre. The steel belt is wound over the carcass of the tire. It is wound and more narrow winding in the middle of the tire and that expands. That’s due to the fact that at speed the tire can deform, it can actually expand, but steel holds in position. However the gaps in between the steel, winding as you roll over permit the tire to maneuver. That offers you the grip, offers you the feedback and that combines with multiple compounds in many tires.
Another thing Avon used in these tires is the 3D sips technology. When looking closely, the sips look like little cuts in the tire. They are like interlocking teeth. So as you role over onto the corner of the tire, the tire comes together, and the teeth interlock. This mechanism of interlocks offers you that area of grip as you go over and when you come back up, the sips open up. That means the tire does not get too hot. It also means it gets better longevity and of course you get that grip as you go over onto the side. So that’s it for the Avon Trailrider tire.
We hope you will like it at least as much as we do!