At the last tire change I put on a pair of Avon Storms.
I decided to try the Storms because many folks claim the are “the @#$@$”. Outstanding handling and performance as well as reasonable life.
I had to replace the first rear right at 6k, which considering I got a good 7k out of the previous Metzlers wasn’t what I had in mind. The front still looked ‘great’ although the handling was starting to deteriorate. I mounted a new rear and marched on.
We’ll 5000 miles later I was very sorry. The front went to hell at about 8000 miles total, but we were on our way to the Void Rally and didn’t have time. The tread still looked good but it had started to wear really lopsided.
After the rally I ordered up a new set of Pilot Road 2’s. Now weather and other factors meant it would be about 3 months before I’d get those mounted.
The following are photos of the Storms:
2nd Rear after 5k miles. Well into the wear bars but probably has another 2k left in it. Somewhat flat spotted in the middle but I’d venture out of those 5k miles, only 1200 are slab, so I’m not impressed.
I didn’t like the Storms and won’t buy them again.
- They took a crap load of weight to balance.
- I didn’t like them on tar snakes and painted lines. Very, very slippery.
- I felt their wet weather performance was only mediocre, not outstanding.
- Life is poor in my opinion. To me there were a step backwards from the Metz Z6’s