Wendy Newton (Manhattan Beach )
Just put 1000 miles on my second set of AVON Trailriders, AV53/AV54. The first set did not see the "trail" and were great on pavement with my Ducati Multistrada 1100S. Not so good for canyon riding as the sides wore out fast and only got 2000 miles with alot of center tread left. However, the second set, which did see the trail, approximately 40 miles and another 1100 miles pavement didn't do so well. My front wheel developed a symptom as though I had a bent wheel at low speeds and disappearing at 45mph+. I put the wheel on a balancer to check the wheel run outs only to find that there was a large surface bulge on one side of the tire tread, and inside you could see where there was a valley. Relieved it was the tire and not my wheel. But sadly, the TrailRider might not be the best answer for the Multistrada on trails? Hoping there is a warranty, as these were only put on less than 60 days ago!
BRIAN (ofallon )
this is my 2nd avon for my 1998 Honda shadow and I am very impressed with these tires for the price. A piece of shit with no insurance hit me and totaled my bike out sept. 24th so be careful out there.
Ciprian (Studio City )
I am very satisfied with the purchase.
Jody (Fort Worth )
I replaced a set of Pilot Road Trail 3's with these on a VSTROM 1000. The PR3's handled well, but were hard with approximately 8600 miles on them. They would slide a little, but were very predictable. These Avon Storm 3D X-M's have average warm, dry grip. They are unpredictable at lower temperatures (below 65*F). They are absolutely scary and unpredictable in the wet. They will break traction while riding in a straight line under moderate acceleration from 4000 rpm in 4th thru 6th gear. They do seem to wear well with little wear showing when I removed them at just under 2600 miles. I went back to PR4 Trails.
Michael (Penn Valley )
I bought the AV79 and AV80 set for my FJR1300 because of the super low price and I had always wanted to try Avons. These might be better as a track tire but they're not a good choice for sport touring. I ride mostly tight twisty Sierra and coastal roads. No burnouts or track days. Rarely go over 75. I'll be lucky to get 2500 miles. Very disappointing! Had Michelin PR4s on before and they went 7000 miles in much hotter weather and higher speeds. Cost per mile I'm way ahead with the PR4s, not to mention the work or $ to change tires almost 3 times as often with the Avons. The Michelins stuck to the road every bit as well as the Avons.
Mike D. (Floral Park )
Great tire but not so good when wet !