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Avon 3DXM front/Rear

It's that time again. Time for new rubber. Had Storm 2 ultras last time. Got good mileage out of the front at least. About 9-10k. I've heard the opinion that the 3dxm replacements are noisy, And the front doesn't wear well. Any truth to this? I was thinking of a rear 3dxm on the rear. Then a Dunlop roadsmart 2 out front as I know it also gets about 10k miles. Any thoughts?

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It's that time again. Time for new rubber. Had Storm 2 ultras last time. Got good mileage out of the front at least. About 9-10k. I've heard the opinion that the 3dxm replacements are noisy, And the front doesn't wear well. Any truth to this? I was thinking of a rear 3dxm on the rear. Then a Dunlop roadsmart 2 out front as I know it also gets about 10k miles. Any thoughts?
I haven't noticed any noise from the 3D XM front tires. I do notice a floating feeling above 65 initially or if the pressure is low. As long as the pressure is right (42 for me) it seems pretty stable. The main complaints I've seen are the instability feeling and low mileage.
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It's that time again. Time for new rubber. Had Storm 2 ultras last time. Got good mileage out of the front at least. About 9-10k. I've heard the opinion that the 3dxm replacements are noisy, And the front doesn't wear well. Any truth to this? I was thinking of a rear 3dxm on the rear. Then a Dunlop roadsmart 2 out front as I know it also gets about 10k miles. Any thoughts?
I just put a Avon Roadrider on the front and a Brigdestone BTO20 on the rear both bais tires Goes great down the highway 100 mph or good at slow speeds total for both tires 228.37 shipped from
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I just put a Avon Roadrider on the front and a Brigdestone BTO20 on the rear both bais tires Goes great down the highway 100 mph or good at slow speeds total for both tires 228.37 shipped from
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Just bought a spare wheel and a BT20 to replace my Metz 880 on the rear when it is time. I figure that will be after fall reunion depending on how much riding I get in between now and then. Haven't made a decision on the front yet. I think it will last a bit longer.

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