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Old 11-09-2007, 02:58 AM   #16
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Hi Chris,

what's your speed when you were on the wet road ?
Umm, I can sit quite happily on about 130-140 in drifting rain, if it was torrential (eg water struggling to flow off the road) rain then I'd drop a few tens of kms. Mix of urban and highway and that to me is from 0-120-130kmh. A full spectrum. does that help?

To clarify the wet grip, it's far better than Tourance, and certainly better than any wet grip I've ever had on Sport touring tyres on VFR800's etc.
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Old 11-10-2007, 12:52 PM   #17
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Ordered my set today
Just finished putting mine on the rims and balancing them...gotta go "scrub" em'
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Old 11-18-2007, 11:32 AM   #18
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Rode about 120 miles yesterday with temp hovering around freezing the whole time. I was on dirt and paved road with a light covering of SNOW. Using common sense and being conservative these tires performed well. Only once did I slide just a bit and that is when I hit a slight patch of ice at about 30 mph. When the roads were clear, they still maintained a high level of confidence. So, these tires do well in the cold and heated up to operating temps fairly quickly.
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Old 01-14-2008, 04:32 PM   #19
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Just to update.

I have 4000km on them nw and I have only just scrubbed the 'Conti Attack' that was embossed into the rear tyre, which was about half a mm thick.

I am still absolutely impressed with these tyres, wet or dry, gravel or our poor excuse for some asphalt. Full mud (sorry, no snow here, but I'll let you know this winter if I'm still down south) they are slippery, of course, but in wet gravel they are as good as any of the other tyres in this category.

I have found that I have settled on about 2.3bar front and about 2.6 bar rear, but I up that to 2.7bar when laden with bags for a trip.

If anyone has any issues with tyres, these are a very good option to the Anakee, Tourance and the others in the 'allroad' category of tyres.
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Old 01-19-2008, 11:42 PM   #20
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Thanks Chris!

I've hit about 15,000kms on my vstrom 650 after 8 months and have been looking for some replacements for the Trailwings, they are starting to get low on tread and have never been very 'inspiring' tyres.

Looks like i'll be getting some Trail Attacks. So may excellent reviews.

Where in Brissy did you get them?

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Old 02-08-2008, 07:32 PM   #21
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Ordered a pair for my trip next month from California to Texas and back. Ill be riding route 66 as much as I can going out there. ON teh way back..Ill be hitting up whatever I can. Ill be carrying a load the whole time, so...we'll see how the tires to. We'll see how far I can lean the Pyg over on these boys!
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Old 04-04-2008, 06:48 PM   #22
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Chris...whats the latest on the Conti's ?

so far if you had to buy again would it be conti's, or something else...?

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Old 04-11-2008, 09:21 PM   #23
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G'day!

I've got up to 8500km now and have 5mm tread remaining which means 4mm wear. at this rate they will be 16,000km (10,000mi) rear changeouts.

The front, should it ever decide to start showing any wear, may wear out one day. Still looks like new. Still grips like sh!t on a shovel.

I have been running the front at 2.5 bar when loaded on a recent big trip (3,500km) and rear at 2.9 Bar (both max BMW recommendations) and found some shimmy on the front when riding around unladen. so I dropped them both to the recommended 2.2 and 2.5 and it does not shimmy at all, and I feel the front working well again. Rear feels a little soft on the asphalt so I've gone back to 2.3 and 2.7, perfect unladen. I'll probably go down to 2.2 and 2.5 for dirt.

Still very happy, will buy another set unless I start doing more dirt than asphalt or have a big dirt trip planned.

more Trail attack stuff HERE.

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Old 04-14-2008, 02:44 PM   #24
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Chris, how is the noise level of the Trail attacks? I have a lot of howling coming from my anakees between 50 and 60 mph and I'm looking to replace them with something quieter.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:25 PM   #25
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Chris, how is the noise level of the Trail attacks? I have a lot of howling coming from my anakees between 50 and 60 mph and I'm looking to replace them with something quieter.
I have had mine on for a few thousand miles and don't notice any road noise at all. Of course I wear ear plugs so I might not be noticing it.
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:07 PM   #26
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Thanks everyone. This is really great info. I've been lookin' for new rubber for my DL650 and i think i found it................or maybe not.
Dennis Kirk is sold out of conti trail attacks. Any suggestions on a cheap place to get them?
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Old 04-14-2008, 05:28 PM   #27
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Thanks everyone. This is really great info. I've been lookin' for new rubber for my DL650 and i think i found it................or maybe not.
Dennis Kirk is sold out of conti trail attacks. Any suggestions on a cheap place to get them?

tires unlimited http://www.tiresunlimited.com/motorcycle_tires.htm

sw moto http://www.swmototires.com/
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Old 04-14-2008, 08:07 PM   #28
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Thanks everyone. This is really great info. I've been lookin' for new rubber for my DL650 and i think i found it................or maybe not.
Dennis Kirk is sold out of conti trail attacks. Any suggestions on a cheap place to get them?
I found mine at Competition Accessories, http://www.compacc.com/.
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Old 04-15-2008, 03:21 AM   #29
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I have had mine on for a few thousand miles and don't notice any road noise at all. Of course I wear ear plugs so I might not be noticing it.
Yup- Dead f-n quiet!
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Old 05-01-2008, 12:01 PM   #30
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I finally got the CTA's installed and rode them out to the WARPED Tour this weekend. FUCKING AWESOME Phenominal tire! Holds great in the street, and did surprizingly well in the dirt on fire-roads and such. Hopefully I can get some good mileage out of them. If so, I'll be running these over the Tourances. I dont ride enough dirt for DS tires, but these work well enough for my needs.
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