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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #225 on: September 12, 2019, 16:31:00 »
I have been riding a full week with the Bridgestone A41 and really they are great, much more stable on braking can't say if shorter brake distance though.
I'm already at the end side of the tires on both sides, without even trying hard, so it's testament to these tires ability to give you confidence while leaning, on the TA2s a 1cm strip was left that I could never attack. Still never felt the tire letting go anytime, I rode under wet roads and nothing special to report, it hasn't rained enough to really know.
I wouldn't say they are a lot better than my TA2s, but definitely less efforts to lean while still not leaning too fast, I find them to be just right.

But on the first days I would feel my tires slide on sewer plaques, which disappointed me until I checked the tires pressure and honestly I don't know what happened at my dealership... front was at 2.5 bar and rear was at 2.7bar, for solo road riding so WTF !!!?
Put it down to 2.1/2.5 and no more sliding, I'm just wondering now, if I'll scare myself scrapping the pegs  har_scratch.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #226 on: September 12, 2019, 16:46:04 »


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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #227 on: October 15, 2019, 16:49:08 »
Feel as though I've made a big mistake in fitting the Trail Attack 3s , for me they aren't a patch on the Trail Attack2 s the bikes agility has gone and on certain damp road surfaces it slides about like a slidey thing which the TA2s never did ,a 4 day trip in the Scottish Borders put the tyres through most conditions apart from ice and snow, it's as though I've put wooden cart wheels on -- I'm running on Honda pressures at present but I'm planning to experiment with the pressures to try and get some improvement , either that or a trip to my suppliers and get some TA2 s put back on . Not a happy bunny  :'(
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #228 on: October 15, 2019, 21:36:00 »
TCK80 are great, but just 3k km on. I will tell later how long they last.

MITAS E07+ is a disappointment on gravel and durability. I had them now for 7.5K km and they are about to finish... on gravel they are not GOOD!
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #229 on: October 25, 2019, 11:25:28 »
Surely TKC80 is better on gravel and off road as it is a 30/70 tire, instead of E07+ which is 50/50. changed our E07+ after 5200kms before our 8000kms VIM's trip; and put it back before our last Italian trip (after 11000) and it was not so bad, fulfilling its role very well, on Polish and Baltic roads / tracks under every weather. For my poor level, I love the E07+; nice traction in all conditions of terrains but not so wet, and I do  not yet ride sand... So a nice choice for me, and returns about TKC80 on wet tarmac are horrible ... so think I keep this mount in the future (with Anakee wild front ).
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #230 on: October 28, 2019, 10:09:21 »
Anyone tried some continental TA3, I have heard strange reports that they would not be as good as the TA2 were !?

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #231 on: October 28, 2019, 11:41:01 »
Anyone tried some continental TA3, I have heard strange reports that they would not be as good as the TA2 were !?

Feel as though I've made a big mistake in fitting the Trail Attack 3s , for me they aren't a patch on the Trail Attack2 s the bikes agility has gone and on certain damp road surfaces it slides about like a slidey thing which the TA2s never did ,a 4 day trip in the Scottish Borders put the tyres through most conditions apart from ice and snow, it's as though I've put wooden cart wheels on -- I'm running on Honda pressures at present but I'm planning to experiment with the pressures to try and get some improvement , either that or a trip to my suppliers and get some TA2 s put back on . Not a happy bunny  :'(

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #232 on: October 31, 2019, 09:50:13 »
Anyone tried some continental TA3, I have heard strange reports that they would not be as good as the TA2 were !?

Feel as though I've made a big mistake in fitting the Trail Attack 3s , for me they aren't a patch on the Trail Attack2 s the bikes agility has gone and on certain damp road surfaces it slides about like a slidey thing which the TA2s never did ,a 4 day trip in the Scottish Borders put the tyres through most conditions apart from ice and snow, it's as though I've put wooden cart wheels on -- I'm running on Honda pressures at present but I'm planning to experiment with the pressures to try and get some improvement , either that or a trip to my suppliers and get some TA2 s put back on . Not a happy bunny  :'(

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Woops, then it confirms what I heard that's unfortunate I wanted to mount these as the stock Metz on my Tiger, are almost as shitty as the Dunlop were on the AT in the wet, I really don't understand manufacturers manufacturing such shit rain behavior.
Guess I'll go back to my best ever tyres and coincidently the cheapest for my mount now, good old TKC70 !

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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #233 on: February 29, 2020, 12:18:58 »
Anyone knows / uses these?

Continental TKC70 Rocks


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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #234 on: February 29, 2020, 17:50:21 »
TCK80 are great, but just 3k km on. I will tell later how long they last.

MITAS E07+ is a disappointment on gravel and durability. I had them now for 7.5K km and they are about to finish... on gravel they are not GOOD!
Mitas E07+ now 8k km... need to be changes ASAP.

And after 4k km of TCK80 never Mitas E07 to front anymore...
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #235 on: February 29, 2020, 21:27:33 »
Have seen this new 50/50 tire, but as Jyrki very happy with my E07+. ( have to see when I 'll be back home, but think I've done more kils) .
As TKC 70 was good, sure this new will be also very good with a more "off road" orientation.

I am now very careful speaking about off road, because it is not the orientation of this forum...  :'(
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #236 on: March 01, 2020, 13:29:47 »

As TKC 70 was good, sure this new will be also very good with a more "off road" orientation.

I am now very careful speaking about off road, because it is not the orientation of this forum...  :'(

Orientation my a.s.s.  ;)
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #237 on: March 01, 2020, 20:24:07 »
Have seen this new 50/50 tire, but as Jyrki very happy with my E07+. ( have to see when I 'll be back home, but think I've done more kils) .
As TKC 70 was good, sure this new will be also very good with a more "off road" orientation.

I am now very careful speaking about off road, because it is not the orientation of this forum...  :'(
I will never buy E07+ again  >:(
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #238 on: March 08, 2020, 01:10:01 »
My E07 rear (not the plus version) is still going at 18,500 kilometres and still looks like it can easily go another 2-3,000 kilometres.


This summer for a trip on the Idaho Backcountry Discovery Route, I'm going to try the Mitas E13 front and used the E12 rear again (last time I got over 7,000 kilometres).


So far, the best front tire has been the Michelin Anakee Wild. We'll find out if an 80/20 tire for the front is any better.
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Re: AT Tires
« Reply #239 on: March 08, 2020, 09:08:51 »
My R Mitas 07+ / F Michelin Anakke wild was my best combination - ride s from south FRANCE to Finland and back thru Baltics. Not know yet, what I will put on/under the new  ;)  VCIF_salut
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