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Old 03-18-2021, 04:45 PM
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so, whats the latest, greatest tires for Touring bikes nowadays...?
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Old 03-18-2021, 05:38 PM
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American Elites I think.
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Old 03-18-2021, 08:37 PM
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American Elite is high on my list, but I've been trying others as my bike seems to cup them regularily.

I've tried Michelin Commanders and currently trying the Metzeler Cruistech. I thought the Michelin's were better than these Metzeler's..

Probably going back to Elites if I don't give Avon's a try. When I was doing 20k a year, the elites I'd only have to change twice a season. The Avons don't last as long, but if I'm only averaging 10k a year now, then maybe that's not so bad.
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Recent convert to the AEs, and so far they're fantastic.
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I'm currently running the Avon Venoms ...... but will be needing new tires this year ...... based on what Russ says ..... I'm gonna give the AE a try out
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The 'b' got a fresh set of AEs last September.

So far, so good.
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Have had two sets of E3's (believe they are comparable to Elites) on my Cross Country. Was very pleased with rideability and mileage. Put on a set of E4's near the end of last season and looking forward to see how they compare at the end of this season. As for cupping, I had cupping issues on my Deluxe with Metz 880's, Avons and my first set of E3's on the CC. Call 'em snake oil, call 'em what you want; Dyna Beads have minimized cupping with all three brands.
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Just put a new AE on the front today. No cupping on the old one. Thing lasted for ever. I like em even better than the E3’s on the old bike.


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Smart Dave has me on ME888s and I'm liking.them. 6k miles in and they're wearing like the E3s that went 13K on.the rear.
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As soon as they stop giving me free tires, oops, I mean my tire and wheel warranty runs out I'm giving the AE's a shot

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