Originally Posted by kdog
What don't you like about it?
I'm running that combo right now and I love it. I put the Avon on just before a trip and then immediately put 2,000 on it, mostly on Colorado and Arizona backroads. I found the combination to be very turny and responsive, even more so than a pair of BT020s.
Good question Joel,
Not that "I didn't like it" but somehow it wasn't quite the same as a new set of radial 020s. Your question makes me think further about what I noticed. Neutral steering was maintained, so this wasn't the issue. Very stable in the corners. I guess I would say "twitchy" when going from straight and level flight to entering the turn. During the transition from straight to entering the turn, the stability seems just a little bit less than I remember a new set of matched "Stones" to be.
Aggressive riding two up (yeah we do that), Ohlins, 42lbs front, 48 rear: I found just a little more need to keep "hands on" during turn entry.
Very subjective assessment, and not a criticism. I found the combo to be very good, just not quite the same as I recalled a matched set of stones.
Maybe what I consider "twitchy" you call "turny and responsive". But my take on it was that with the combo when I had made up my mind which way we were headed, the tires still hadn't quite decided, and with the matched set of 020s the tires and I reached the conclusion at the same time. (If that makes any sense.... anthropomorphizing the tires)
I have a rear Avon on order and I look forward to experiencing that set.
Thanks for asking,
Regards fron back east, the deep south of Vermont.