pretty sure we all run shinkos. The dual compund bridgestones dont wear evenly and get shaped like a W where you lean across the soft-hard-soft compounds and just feels like sht. The shinkos wear better and more evenly. It's really annoying replacing tires every 2500 miles.
I did 3 sets of BattleAxes and made sure i kept the tire pressure high as well but nothing saved them. just a sht tire.
Bought my 16 with 5500 miles a couple of months ago. It had BattleAxes which were not worn at all but I just could not get any grip with them. I have run Avon's on my Raider and really like them. Even though most everyone on here runs the Shinko Verge 011 because the grip. I wanted to try the Avon's first but they are pricier than the Shinks. So far so good on the Avon's but I really have not run them hard yet and that will be the real test.
I've had Avons and they work really well - the Cobra Chrome 240 and the Spirit ST 120. They are happy in the UK cool wet winter as well as the summer.
I've just fitted a Bridgestone Exedra Max 130 as I have the Otec Ali wheels and the rim is flared more than the stock steel one, so the extra tyre width fits better. Still scrubbing it in so I haven't had a chance to take it for a proper thrash yet.