Touring - How many kilometers to expect from old Avocet Cross tires ?
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12-21-11, 02:45 AM
I've had those tires for about 8-9 years now, just haven't used them much. Now I'll be touring next summer and I wonder if the fact that they are old will make the (dry maybe?) rubber wear faster ? They were stored in a dry but cool basement. Oh and they are 26x1.25". :D
12-21-11, 06:06 PM
They look pristine, but they may have some dry out awaiting. They are very, very durable and were my favorite touring/dirt road tire and I miss that Avocet went under and they are no longer available.
That said, they are heavy beasts and if not riding dirt roads, I'd consider replacing for a slick/tourer tire that weighs less. My current favorite is a set of Michelin City Trekking that run about $30 ea.
12-21-11, 07:54 PM
I run a set of these on my path racer... these were also NOS and in very good shape with no cracking and simply love the roll out and speed they offer.
12-21-11, 08:30 PM
bring a 3rd tire, on the tour , just in case.
12-23-11, 12:57 AM
Thanks for the replies everybody. I've always heard good things about them which is why I bought a set when their qualities were taken for granted. It is a shame that they are not available anymore, and that no one else offers a tire with similar tread design. I guess I should be fine for a good part of the tour. :innocent:
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