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Tire Dims
« on: Dec 24, 2009, 01:24:09 pm »
OK here are the dims for the Metz, the Dunlop & the Avon in height

Metzeler:  240/40R/18 = 25.8" tall
Dunlop:  240/40R/18 = 25.91" tall
Avon:  240/40R/18 = 25.5 " tall
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Dunlop:  250/40R/18 = 26.2 " tall
Avon:  250/40R/18 = 25.8" tall
Metzeler Does Not Make A 250/40R/18 Tire :-(

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I have always liked the Metz 240/40R/18 because it isn't as tall as the Dunlop but it looks like the Avon is even shorter.  If I do go with a 250/40R/18 I will switch to the Avon since their 250 is the same height as the Metz 240.  Another thing that would make me switch to a Avon is the tread is even thicker then the Metz and the Dunlop.

And there you have it.
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    Re: Tire Dims
    « Reply #1 on: Dec 24, 2009, 01:53:06 pm »
    Good Info. for future reference.  Thanks Swo!

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    Re: Tire Dims
    « Reply #2 on: Dec 24, 2009, 03:46:42 pm »
    Thanks Scott. I'm kind of leaning towards the Avon 250 now.
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #3 on: Dec 24, 2009, 05:30:11 pm »
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       Another thing that would make me switch to a Avon is the tread is even thicker then the Metz and the Dunlop.

      Swomack

      I do not have personal experience, but have been told that the Avon is a softer compound and wears faster.  It may have a thicker tread but you'll get about the same mileage from it. 

      I been told.  Now you've been told what I've been told.
      « Last Edit: Dec 24, 2009, 06:55:50 pm by TRaider_John »

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #4 on: Dec 24, 2009, 07:01:25 pm »
      I've got the Avon Venom 250/40-18 on my bike.  I love it.  I haven't had it on there long enough to know how good it wears though.  There's pics in my photos.

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #5 on: Dec 24, 2009, 07:19:41 pm »
      ugh!
      I had it made up in my mind that I wasnt gonna get
      the 250 because I want to lower my bike and I do ride
      my 16 year old on the back. I was afraid it would rub
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #6 on: Dec 24, 2009, 08:00:13 pm »
      I have also heard that the avon wears faster. Lets see what our people think.
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #7 on: Dec 24, 2009, 08:36:25 pm »
      OK here are the dims for the Metz, the Dunlop & the Avon in height

      Metzeler:  240/40R/18 = 25.8" tall
      Dunlop:  240/40R/18 = 25.91" tall
      Avon:  240/40R/18 = 25.5 " tall
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      Dunlop:  250/40R/18 = 26.2 " tall
      Avon:  250/40R/18 = 25.8" tall
      Metzeler Does Not Make A 250/40R/18 Tire :-(

      _________________________________

      I have always liked the Metz 240/40R/18 because it isn't as tall as the Dunlop but it looks like the Avon is even shorter.  If I do go with a 250/40R/18 I will switch to the Avon since their 250 is the same height as the Metz 240.  Another thing that would make me switch to a Avon is the tread is even thicker then the Metz and the Dunlop.

      And there you have it.
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      Scott, had I known that I think i would have gotten the Avon 250, instead of the Avon 240
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #8 on: Dec 24, 2009, 09:19:09 pm »
      I have also heard that the avon wears faster. Lets see what our people think.

      I have read the same thing regarding tires for the warrior.

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #9 on: Mar 03, 2010, 02:10:23 pm »
      So if the Avon ends up wearing down about the same as the Metz 240, but has softer compound/thicker tread...would it be a "stickier tire"?  That sounds interesting.
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #10 on: Mar 03, 2010, 02:19:10 pm »
      I've got the same amount of miles on my Avon 240 that I had on my Metz 210 before making the switch.  The wear on the Avon is significantly less and I was able to ride harder with it.  Its stickier than the Metz which helps on the colder, wetter roads found here in MN.  I can imagine though that the Avon might wear faster than a Metz on really hot survices like in AZ.

      That said, I would still go with the AVOn hands down...to me it just corners smoother, and the grip is important to me up here where the metz felt like it was constantly slipping out.  I also think that the AVon might be a bit more resistant to puctures becaust of the thicker tread.  The tread patter is also the bomb!
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2010, 02:38:22 pm »
      I just ordered my 250... !!!   :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :yay: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :thewave: :rockon:
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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #12 on: Mar 03, 2010, 07:16:56 pm »
      love it!!!

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #13 on: Mar 03, 2010, 09:32:11 pm »
      well being that my 300/35/18 will be here Friday...........does anyone know the height on this one? ???

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      Re: Tire Dims
      « Reply #14 on: Mar 04, 2010, 07:04:26 am »
      well being that my 300/35/18 will be here Friday...........does anyone know the height on this one? ???


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