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Offline Joliet Jim

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Centauro tires
« on: March 07, 2015, 04:42:46 PM »
 Centauro tires. I'm in illinois so I don't need canyon carvers I need high mileage over grip, but like something that will be good in rain. 160 60 17 and 120 70 17. avons have finally worn out and if I'm keeping the bike I might as well buy it some new shoes. What's the current recommendation for a sport tourer? Brand and vendor would be great.
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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2015, 04:58:16 PM »
I am sold on Avons. I use the Storm Ultra that have the absolute best wet grip and feel on the front and no slippage at the back. What model Avons were on the Centauro? If they were the old Azarro line, they were good but the Storms replaced those and wow, major upgrade. I ran Azarros on the Sport 1100.

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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2015, 05:32:31 PM »
I would highly round black ones.  ;)  Glad I could help, it is what I do Jim.   :P :winer
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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2015, 06:24:23 PM »
yep the AV 45 and 46 Azarro's. They lasted a long time even with a slow leak on a plug in the back. Considering they lasted about 6 years, I guess spending a few extra bucks is worth it. maybe i'll get out more with new tires. :)
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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2015, 06:42:03 PM »
Back when I had the Centauro, I planned to buy Continental "Conti Motion" tires for it. $140 a pair.

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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #6 on: March 07, 2015, 06:58:31 PM »
I would highly round black ones.  ;)  Glad I could help, it is what I do Jim.   :P :winer

isn't that what you use, if so they really seem to make yours run slow :P
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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2015, 06:59:09 PM »
Wow, that is a suspender-snapping price point!
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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2015, 07:08:49 PM »
isn't that what you use, if so they really seem to make yours run slow :P

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I run slow so I can keep an eye on you so you don't fall over ala "Laugh In". ;) ;D
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Re: Centauro tires
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2015, 07:12:48 PM »
The description reads "Economy Minded Veteran" Now there's a fine  how do ya do!

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