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Bridgestone Adventurecross AX41 arrived!!!

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by RhinoVStrom, Jan 16, 2019.

  1. RhinoVStrom

    RhinoVStrom Adventurer

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  2. dddd

    dddd Long timer

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    Great, we want pictures of thread wear at every 1000 miles!
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  3. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    What kind of money are we talking?
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  4. phuzzygnu

    phuzzygnu Been here awhile

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    Does tread voids tho..
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  5. BMW-K

    BMW-K F800GS FTW!

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  6. Amphib

    Amphib A mind is like a parachute....

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    ^^^^^definitely. Can't wait for some reviews. Hoping this is my next tire
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  7. CanineCombatives

    CanineCombatives the sound of inevitability

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    Overlook these at your own peril, they are amazing.
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  8. phuzzygnu

    phuzzygnu Been here awhile

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    I am surprised they are a bias ply and not a radial.
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  9. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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  10. Snake Oiler

    Snake Oiler If the world didn't suck, we would all fall off

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    Same here .
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  11. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    In the states, found Chaparral Racing (chapmoto.com) is carrying these tires. I'm considering a rear, a 150/70-17 for is $148, which is less than I thought they'd be.
    I'd love to see some YouTube videos coming out about these, but it's so early right now.
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  12. J-Dash

    J-Dash Been here awhile

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    They look great and can't wait for your feedback.
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  13. Adrian V

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    Good see they are going to be available in sizes to suit smaller bikes as well.
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  14. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    I'm trying to decide on this Battleax ax41 or a Tractionator Adventure. The difference is $50 but I'm interested in mileage, just wondering which of these tires will offer more mileage, maybe 1000 or 2000 more, if 3000 more miles then $50 is nothing.
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  15. CanineCombatives

    CanineCombatives the sound of inevitability

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    If the other A41's are any indication, I wouldnt look for these to win any mileage comparisons.
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  16. Shoppingcart111

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    I'll be demoing these for PC this season, tread looks good, just wondering how chunky they'll ride with the spacing between the blocks. Hopefully they stick wet/dry as good as my TKC 80's
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  17. TIGERRIDER007

    TIGERRIDER007 North GA RAT

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    Just referencing rear tires, but would they last longer than the Shinko 805, I'm getting around 3600-3800 miles? Here lies the new tire mystery. :D

    If they could last around 5000 miles, then the $50 difference is worth it to me. Otherwise, the Tractionator, which can get up to 6000 miles from some Tiger riders, seems like the way to go. I mean you're basically doubling the price and doubling the mileage when you compare the Shinko and the Motoz. So, if the Battleax is in between on mileage and price, then it could be a contender.

    I'd also be interested in how they roll on the street with that block pattern. The Shinkos feel like a street tire to me, which is kind of deceptive when you look at that pattern. There is always contact with the road, so there is no bumping.
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  18. RhinoVStrom

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    The first 'steps' of the Bridgestone AX41 tires. On road and off -road. You have to get used to this tired. So first km easy going because of the weather en new tires. Feld now vibrations in de handlebars at all. On Off-road you experience the big different between the K60 and TKC70. The Ax41 has more grip on dirt. Its find is on way. The first 100km are surprised mee. So far, so good.
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    More test to follow.
    Info;http://www.dropbox.com/s/3c0zspwajgcuoaa/AX41- 1Pager PR-V2.pdf?dl=0
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  19. petertakov

    petertakov Been here awhile

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    When you write "received" does that mean they have been given to you by Bridgestone for free or you have actually bought them yourself at full market price? The reason I'm asking is that this is the third overexcited thread started by you on these particular tyres and they "looked awesome" to you even before they were released so I am wondering.

    For me the USER forums such as ADV were the last ditch for receiving honest, unbiased and un-sponsored information from fellow riders and I feel really bad about this changing at a fast pace. We already have "official reviewers" that are always hyped about the greatest new product X that luckily for us has just become available and it is the greatest thing that has ever happened to motorcycling until it is the next sponsor's turn. Take one of the most trusted German motorcycle magazines, for exemple - Motorrad. They have been reviewing the exact same bunch of sport touring tyres (Rt01, RS3, CRA3, PR4 etc.) for the last few years and each one of the largest manufacturers has got his 1st place at one point or another.
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  20. RhinoVStrom

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    Hello Peter, I understand you're worries about the honesty of my tests of the tyres. About that "looked awesome" I already saw this tyres long before they were officially released. I'm not only testing tyres for Bridgestone. Have tested Heidenau K60, Michelin Wild, TKC70 and soon the new Heidenau. Some times I get the tyres for free but I also just buy them. And if the tyres are not good, for whatever reason, it will be coming in the test results, regardless of if I bought it or is given to me. The manufacturers know this and are willing to take the risk. I'm testing accessories ( helmets, cases, cloves, riding gear, skid plates, fog lights ect.) for more big companies and always write honest, unbiased and independent about it. Tests are not always positive. So Some times I receive a 'friendly' request from a company to delete my comment. But I'm not doing that. I know what you mean wen you mention the motorcycle magazines. Some times I wonder how 'honest' these test results are, when you see, 2 pages later, a big Ad from the same company.

    With honest greetings,

    Rhino
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