Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
I picked up my tires today. The Avon Trekrider 84/85 look beefy, the tread is significant and the sidewall is just as stiff feeling as the Mitas E-07. Just a rough measure and the tread depth of the rear tire is about 12/13mm.The only available size for the rear right now is a 140 80R18, which should still fit fine.
I compared it with the Mitas E-07 treads.The Trekrider is about 2-3 mm shallower in the tread. I think I'm still going to try the Avons on my summer trip just to try a new tire that so far goes without a lot of anecdotal evidence. They look more suited to road riding which is 3/4 or more of my journey - they look deep enough to get 8-10,000 kilometres as a guess. We'll see how long they last in July when I go.
1984 Honda VF500 Interceptor, 2016 CRF250L, 2016 CRF1000L Africa Twin
"I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." – Robert Louis Stevenson
Last edited by superfunkomatic; 04-24-2017 at 07:08 PM.