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Avon Distanzia

Has anyone had any experience with Avon Distanzia's on a XT600E?
What's the verdict on road bias tyres for this bike?
I'm currently on Dunlop Trailmax which are o.k dry but due to the narrow profile are not great in wet which I guess is much the same for all comparable tyres.
What do you think?
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I too opted for Avons but went for the 100% road option - The Avon Road Rider.

Avon Tyres Ltd - tyres .

As I'm not going to be riding on anything but tarmac for the rest of the year I thought I'd give 'em a go.

They are much more stable and responsive than any semi on/off tyre I've used.
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Having just used a Distanzia for over a year's worth of commuting, I can recommend them. No worries at all. Last ages, well, over 7k miles anyway. Just put a 2nd hand Sirac on purely because rear tyre caught a fence staple on way home the other friday. Managed to ride the last 15miles (slowly) with a complete flat because the Distanzia stayed seated on the rim
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Thanks for the input guy's, I picked up a second hand rear wheel back in the 'summer' with an immaculate Distanzia on it and was wondering whether to use it, my existing fronts getting a bit crazed alongside the knobbly bits so could replace it with a matching Avon.
Lifes a bitch sometimes XTorange but that's quite an impressive recomendation for Avon, incidently what pressures do you use, have you ever thought of trying Ultra Seal in the tubes?
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on ,em now!

hey,
I,k in Korocco and on the distanzias now, pretty good tyres, after a couple of thou on em there,s hardly no wear, and they come with the bike and had a few thou put through them!! shame as im gonna dump em in casablanca for knobbies!!

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Hi,
pressure in rear was about 18psi and front (still on bike) about 21psi. Didn't have any 'gloop' in at the time. I do have sealer in the rear now though!
I shall be fitting an 18" Distanzia whenever i get round to fitting my alloy rim.
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