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Old 08-10-2014, 08:13 AM   #1
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New Conti TrailAttack2 Rear and this is happening?

3 day old Trail Attack2 and i noticed this happening. cupping? it seems worse on the left side. front tire's tread wear is nice and straight. so this has me a little concerned. anyone have experience with this happening?

tire was balanced and weights were put on it though the front tire that wasn't replaced has no weights. the rear wheel is not right, right? something is obviously wrong?



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Old 08-10-2014, 08:34 AM   #2
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I think thats just new tire carcass wearing away until it evens out. I think my OEM conti did that a bit before it started wearing evenly. Good tire, just too expensive compared to the competition.
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Old 08-10-2014, 08:44 AM   #3
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I think thats just new tire carcass wearing away until it evens out. I think my OEM conti did that a bit before it started wearing evenly. Good tire, just too expensive compared to the competition.
it is expensive and i'd hate to have to buy another one. i did put a quick 200 miles on it the 2nd day. you think thats the case? my first time on dual sport tires and it just alarmed me not seeing a straight wear line from the beginning.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:38 AM   #4
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Maybe I'm just blind but I don't see any evidence of cupping although with only 300 miles on the tires, anything short of catastrophic failure would be difficult to discern.

I love the Conti TA's and it's the only tire that I will mount on my GSA.
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Old 08-10-2014, 09:46 AM   #5
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Maybe I'm just blind but I don't see any evidence of cupping...
Ditto.... looks Okay to me.

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Old 08-10-2014, 11:45 AM   #6
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Cupping? Not visible.
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Old 08-10-2014, 04:52 PM   #7
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Now that I look at it again, I think the OP is seeing the mold marks and thinking it is cupping.

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Old 08-10-2014, 06:50 PM   #8
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All i see are HUGE chicken strips.

Someone had to say it. They look just fine. I just put a set on and ran 3k miles on them. Awesome tire......even awesomer in the wet. Comparing to tourance exp as well as next....

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Old 08-10-2014, 07:14 PM   #9
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3 day old Trail Attack2 and i noticed this happening. cupping? it seems worse on the left side. front tire's tread wear is nice and straight. so this has me a little concerned. anyone have experience with this happening?

tire was balanced and weights were put on it though the front tire that wasn't replaced has no weights. the rear wheel is not right, right? something is obviously wrong?



No idea what you think you're seeing but that tyre looks perfect to me
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:40 PM   #10
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Don't get me wrong I really dig the trail attacks. Originally my concern was the wavy line on the side "chicken strips" of the tire. I was thinking either the tire wasn't true or wasn't balanced, or something. But I wasn't feeling any unusual vibrations.

It's a new bike that that got a flat tire 1 week in. And the trail attack that came on the bike wasn't wavy at all. Nice n straight. At least what I can remember. Think I'm obsessing over it. I should practice less worrying more riding.

Mostly did it myself, had a shop put the tire on the rim but when I was taking the wheel off I mistakingly unbolted the rear caliper thinking it was attached to the wheel, which it isn't :) then had a hard time putting it back on. Now there's brake dust forming on the wheel. Odd. Bikes due for the first service next weekend so I get to tell the dealer I may be a moron..
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Old 08-10-2014, 07:48 PM   #11
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Tire looks fine. I would be more concerned about the brakes.
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Old 08-10-2014, 11:12 PM   #12
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Looks like it might be from the stiffness of the large thread blocks on the trail attack? note the dip towards the thread groove. Wouldn't give it another thought, did the standard thumb nail test on a set of those at the weekend and they seem as soft as the road attacks I am running. If they stick nearly as well as those (flawless on a trackday recently) you'll be fine.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:24 AM   #13
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Think I'm obsessing over it. I should practice less worrying more riding.
^ This....
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