So how much to get the metz 260 price wiseITguy said:I bought the metzeler 260 too but haven't had installed yet.Â I wasn't actually recommending the dunlop elite 3 but if that is what he already decided on might as well get it from DLP.Â :bigthumbsup:
Avon Venom R's have a hard tire compound. They are a high mileage tire. I just recentlyÂ installed a Venom 250/40-R18 and have just over 2K on it. Not a sign of wear so far!rideutah said:So I know a LOT of people here like the tires for the twisty roads, cornering, etc....but the VAST majority of my riding will be 40 minutes each way on a freeway commute 5 days a week (good weather pending). With that in mind, which tire will hold out the longest for me? I know I'll probably have to sacrifice some performance as the performance / sport tires are generally softer compound to make them more 'sticky'.
and no.....I really don't want to try to mount that car tire on my bike.
I'm not positive but I think the X is rayon belted and the R is steel belted. Check the Avon WEB sight! :bigthumbsup:MYM109R said:Ok, now I'm confused, I was under the impression the Avon Venom X was the one with the harder compound (geared more for touring and tire wear longevity) and the Avon Venom R (Radial) had a (softer compound for added traction for sport riding) this info coming from those supposedly in the know ???
I changed out my tires for Metzelers and will never go back.kevin said:I LOOKED ON J&P CYCLES THAY HAVE THE DUNLOP ELITE 3Â Â 240-40-18Â FORÂ $133.99 .SO IS THIS THE NEXT TIRE TO BUY ? OR IS THIS CRAP ?
I have the Metz 260 rear and Metz 130 front on my bike and it is far less "Heavy Handed" with the Metz 260 then it was with the stock dunnie.Trouble_Is said:I'm happy with my Metzeler so far.Â I went with the 240.Â I spend a LOT of time on my M in the mountains and didn't want to increase what is already heavy-handed steering by going to a 260.Â I butted the Metz up to the Dunlop after they pulled it off the rim and couldn't tell any difference in the width.Â The missus and I had a fairly long ride in the rain last weekend and the Metz handled really well.
Here's a link to what happened just before replacing the Dunlop :hot::Â
JUtah said:I have the Metz 260 rear and Metz 130 front on my bike and it is far less "Heavy Handed" with the Metz 260 then it was with the stock dunnie.
WAAAYYYY Less... Not sure on the difference between the 240 and 260 Metz but I ride mostly twisties and have nothing but praise for the 260 Metz.Â :bigthumbsup:
You got it right JUtah! Metz's make a big difference.