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Old 04-26-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Buying tires tomorrow

I know this has been talked to death but between the Shinko, Metzler and Anakee 3 what would you guys go with?

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Old 04-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
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Shinkos

yep, beat to death each one is right - I've got Shinkos right now, and have had them since my personal economy changed a few years back - I get solid mileage out of them (keep them overinflated by a few pounds) and have learned to trust them, guardingly, in the curve

hoping to try either Heidi's or a set of Conti Attacks next...
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #3
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yep, beat to death each one is right - I've got Shinkos right now, and have had them since my personal economy changed a few years back - I get solid mileage out of them (keep them overinflated by a few pounds) and have learned to trust them, guardingly, in the curve

hoping to try either Heidi's or a set of Conti Attacks next...
I rode on the original Trail Attacks back in 2010 (now replaced by version 2, I believe). They were fantastic on-road tires and never slipped in very spirited riding in the Alps. I will be taking delivery of a new 2013 GSA soon (I hope) and it's wearing Tourances (I'm cheap and getting a demo bike), but I'll probably switch to the Conti's when the time comes.
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Old 04-26-2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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just had a set of anakee3 installed last week.. not sure how they'll handle but the tread design looks interesting.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:52 PM   #5
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #6
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Yep, I've been reading some interesting threads. I love the look of the Shinko E705's and seems like some folks are happy with them. I guess I'm trying to talk myself in to them. Price is right.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:11 PM   #7
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I have the Fullbore M-40 rear (basically a rebranded Shinko 705 radial). It has held up great. I have about 4,000 miles on it and expect it to get somewhere around 6,000-6,500 before it gets too unsafe for my liking. Based on the numbers, the Tourance still beats out the Shinko. This is based on the mileage I project for mine and what others have said they got (for both the Shinko and Tourance). The Tourance is almost twice the price, but gets twice as many miles as the Shinko. I really like mine, but will probably go with a Tourance next time as most of my riding is blacktop. I have not had any scary corners with the Shinkos and I ride year round, rain or shine. I just tend to slow things down a bit in the rain.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:02 AM   #8
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Another shinko fan. I got around 6k on my first rear. It had a mm or two of wear The front still looks great with lots of tread and I'm working my way through the second rear. I only have got 8-9 on tourances so half price to two thirds mileage works better for me. Especially since like many I mount and balance them myself. I like how they perform better than the tourance which is more of a concern than price. I ride year round in the nw and i like this as an all around tire for those conditions. If i didnt like to take the gs off road i would put pilot road 3 on it. I don't like how tourances wear oddly on the front, but they always performed decently.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:21 AM   #9
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Heidenau or Tourance(NOT The EXP) are both good.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #10
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Tourance...$153.00 Rocky Mountain...just installed a rear yesterday.
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:52 PM   #11
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Put on a rear Anakee 3 a couple weeks ago. Replaced heidenau k76. Loved the Anakee 2 I ran a while back and i would say the 3 is just as good if not better on slab. Haven't ventured off road yet on it. Been in rain and freezing temps and more confident on it then the heidi's. It all depends what your budget allows. Shiko's are getting good reviews too. If you are hitting light off road and want a sticky tire the Anakee 3 is worth checking out despite its crazy tread pattern.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:17 AM   #12
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Put Shinko 705 radials on mine. Got about 4000 miles on the rear (maybe could have gone 5000) and replaced it with a Tourance. The Shinko was stickier and a little bit more agressive tread but I'm getting more miles from the Tourance. The front Shinko has 14000 miles and still going although it's getting cupped a bit. I guess the front doesn't owe me any more than that.
Just ordered a set of Mitas E-07s and I'm looking forward to that. $250 delivered tax included. Almost $200 cheaper than K-60s and good reviews.
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:05 AM   #13
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What is your riding style? Without knowing that we are all just talking out our bung holes.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #14
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thanks re Mitas

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Just ordered a set of Mitas E-07s and I'm looking forward to that. $250 delivered tax included. Almost $200 cheaper than K-60s and good reviews.
Hey Rockmuncher - thanks for the heads up on those, hadn't thought about them, but they look like they're worth a try - pls put up a post once you've got some miles on 'em

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Old 04-29-2013, 08:51 AM   #15
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Two of your choices are similar, and one is not. Shinko is about half the price, and half the quality of the other 2 brands.

I just received a set of Anakee 2 s the other day, they are on close out and I'm not sure I'm going to like the 3.

CompAcc had them as a package deal, great price, fast shipping, and a very supportive ADV member.
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