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Old 03-29-2015, 01:54 AM   #1
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Continental TKC 70

Hi Guys and Girls
Has anyone got any real world feedback about the Conti TKC 70 ?
I ride mostly on road and and a little bit of green lane.
The test reviews are all good for the TKC 70 and I was about to buy a set but my local dealer has fitted a set on a demo GSA lc and says they are not confidence inspiring and give poor handling. So whats a boy to do , I'm using Anakee 3 at the moment, no real problems apart from the road noise
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:39 AM   #2
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Old 03-29-2015, 06:31 AM   #3
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Why would you want knobbies if you ride mostly on road. ???
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Old 03-29-2015, 08:58 AM   #4
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Hi Guys and Girls
Has anyone got any real world feedback about the Conti TKC 70 ?
I ride mostly on road and and a little bit of green lane.
The test reviews are all good for the TKC 70 and I was about to buy a set but my local dealer has fitted a set on a demo GSA lc and says they are not confidence inspiring and give poor handling. So whats a boy to do , I'm using Anakee 3 at the moment, no real problems apart from the road noise
I posted that I had read these same reports and got slammed on here.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:22 PM   #5
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I have them, on road they are amazing, cannot tell the difference compare to the stock tires. Cannot wait until I tried them off road.


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Old 03-30-2015, 05:35 AM   #6
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Why would you want knobbies if you ride mostly on road. ???
OP stated TKC 70, not 80.
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Old 03-30-2015, 07:05 AM   #7
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Why would you want knobbies if you ride mostly on road. ???
He mentioned "mostly" on road. The TK 70 are great on road and you can take off road whenever you need


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Old Yesterday, 12:50 AM   #8
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Great tyres. Vert sticky on the edges, they even ball up when pushed hard.
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Old Yesterday, 09:06 AM   #9
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Hi Guys and Girls
Has anyone got any real world feedback about the Conti TKC 70 ?
I ride mostly on road and and a little bit of green lane.
The test reviews are all good for the TKC 70 and I was about to buy a set but my local dealer has fitted a set on a demo GSA lc and says they are not confidence inspiring and give poor handling. So whats a boy to do , I'm using Anakee 3 at the moment, no real problems apart from the road noise
I purchased a set of Conti TKC 70 for my 2014 GSA about 4 weeks ago. I replaced the original tire which was the Conti Trail Attack 2; I purchased them for an increase in off road grip.

After I left the dealer, I entered the freeway and immediately noticed the increased tire noise, although that was to be expected. I also noticed the front tire wanted to follow the grooves in the freeway and was unpredictable in its handling. The tires handled well on roads that were not grooved, but the freeway handling was bothersome. I have put about 800 miles on the bike since I purchased the tires and the situation has improved with each mile.

After I put about 500 miles on the tires, I was approached by another rider who noticed my tires and said he had the exact same problem. He said he was initially inclined to return his new tires, but once he put some miles on them the situation improved and he was very satisfied. He told me that once I put 1,000 miles on them I would like them very much.

If I was going to ride mostly road, I would stick with the Conti Trail Attack 2, as they were quiet and handled the various hard road surfaces very well. Hope this helps
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Old Yesterday, 09:29 AM   #10
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1100 miles and loving them. As good if not better on road (all conditions) than my original Anakee 3s. Much quieter too. Off road for what I do, they are great.
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Old Yesterday, 11:55 PM   #11
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thanks for your input. Opinons placed here are not always accepted well, but we read and learn a great deal from riders like you who dare to tell what your seat-of-the-pants is telling you.

most of us can see through the woods enough to take everyone's input and glean for ourselves what seems to work and what doesn't.
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