1981 CX500B. 2000 Honda Pan European. 2014 Triumph Bonneville T100
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I need to start thinking about a new pair of tyres for my CX500B. Any thoughts on make, sizes etc?
I don't think i'll deviate from AM26 roadriders on the front, either 100/90 or 3.25 x 19. 3.25 most of the time is cheaper, and yet they're pretty much exactly the same size.Avon Roadriders. Available in the original Imperial sizes of 3.25 front, 4.00 rear. I'm on my second set, and they seem to be the favourite tyres among the UK CX-owning fraternity.
I've only ever read about them on this forum, from you Stateside guys. I've never really looked for them, but I expect someone sells them over here...I've run Shinko Tourmaster 230's. Back: 130/90-16 Front: 100/90-19. I've been very happy with them and I think they're pretty reasonably priced. I'm from the States, so not sure of availability across the pond.
Both my son and I also run the Shinko tires. I have been very happy, neither of us are really aggressive riders however.I've only ever read about them on this forum, from you Stateside guys. I've never really looked for them, but I expect someone sells them over here...
I concur.I have Shinko 712s on one of my CXs. For a cheaper tyre I find the grip very good but the tradeoff is that they appear to be a fairly soft compound and the rears don't last as long as a BT45.
The cold performance is better than a BT45.
They were not as nasty as I was expecting.
My Pirelli sport demons (on the CX) are made in Brazil.....far away from the Milan homeland...it is a global economy'Asian' tyres are not what they used to be, but their stained reputation has continued. For a few years now I've just been buying the cheapest brands mainly produced in Taiwan or Vietnam and have been pleasantly surprised that their price didn't mean their performance was compromised.
Meanwhile, a lot of the European brands such as Mitas and Metzeler mold a lot of their tyres in Asia - and we all seem to like them.
My Pirelli sport demons (on the CX) are made in Brazil.....far away from the Milan homeland...it is a global economy
Fully agree but most of us will recommend what we are used to...Exactly, which is why I don't think we should focus on specific brands. Try a tyre- did you like it? you didn't- don't buy it again, try a different tyre.