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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-14-2017, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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What tire to replace with

Howdy all...havent been on here in a while but I am looking somewhat ahead for a new run flat even tho I dont need one at the moment. I have a fairly new Kumho with about 6000 miles on it so I will probably run it thru the summer to next spring. I have discovered that the Kumho and the Alpin have been discontinued...double bummer.... I see that many are going for the Driveguard for a replacement, but I was also wondering if anyone has tried any of these other tires...and if so, what do you think?

Yokohama AVID ENVigor ZPS 195/55-16 Tire


Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position RFT 195/55-16 Tire



Bridgestone Blizzak LM-60 RFT 195/55-16 Tire



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I also have a Michelin Alpin that is no longer being made.....so i ordered and mounted a Yokohama Avid Envigor on my spare wheel. I put in on my bike a couple of weeks ago and have to say after a couple of hundred miles, I may actually like it better than the Alpin. Time will tell and I still have alot of miles still on my Michelin if I decide to put it back on, but think I have found a worthy replacement...


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My last two ct's were Yoko's. While I liked them, I prefer the Driveguard over it.
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I have only ran two CT since going to the Darkside. My first was the Alpine which I only ran a couple of them. I then switched to the Yokohoma AVID ENVIGOR ZPS and I really like it. I have just put my sixth one on the bike. In my opinion the Yoko feels a little more rounded than the Alpine but the Alpine had a slightly softer feel. My problem with the Alpine was when it was pushed hard in the twisties. I like the Yoko well enough that I will have a hard time switching unless it is discontinued.
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Which run flat is easiest to mount. Last time we gouged the tire as it was being mounted and leaked down on me the next day. Had to throw it away. I went back to a m/c tire but i am going to put about 20,000 miles on my bike in the next 10 months and want something that will go for the long haul.
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Driveguard!! I've worn out three Alpins, two Avids, but the Driveguard is the best tire I've run yet. (Doesn't hurt my feelings that it is also nearly half the cost of the Avid). Price alone would never determine my choice for a tire, but, I'd rather buy gas than tires...


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Driveguard!! I've worn out three Alpins, two Avids, but the Driveguard is the best tire I've run yet. (Doesn't hurt my feelings that it is also nearly half the cost of the Avid). Price alone would never determine my choice for a tire, but, I'd rather buy gas than tires...

I have never used the Driveguard but, 1/2 the price of a Avid????? Tire rack says they have the Drivegaurd on sale for $114.45 and the Avid is regular price......$109.45 As I said I have never used the Driveguard but where can I get one for $54.73??? I may order a couple at that price.

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Yoko Avid Envigor is $109.45 on Tirerack.com
If I am reading their site correctly the driveguard is $97 AFTER a mail in rebate. Really not a fan of mail in rebates.
I like the driveguard but Yoko is slightly better on my bike. Get about the same mileage with both.

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I paid $110 shipped for my drivegard.. wasn't tire rack though..

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I have never used the Driveguard but, 1/2 the price of a Avid????? Tire rack says they have the Drivegaurd on sale for $114.45 and the Avid is regular price......$109.45 As I said I have never used the Driveguard but where can I get one for $54.73??? I may order a couple at that price.

Boomer, these tires fluctuate in cost. At the time I bought my last DG, I got three of them locallly on sale for $80 and some change, each. At that time the Avid was over $120 shipped to my door. Maybe not half, but cheaper at that point in time. I stand corrected as to the current and suggested price comparison. Please forgive....


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