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Old 05-23-2008, 03:56 PM   #61
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Tourance, Anakee, Conti Road Attack

Here is my deal:
I have run three sets of Metzler Tourances, two sets of Michelin Anakees, one set of Michelin Pilot Roads, and the current set of Conti Trail Attacks.

My problem with the Tourance and Anakee is the front tires always chop up and they are so noisy but good mileage (8k to 13k).

The Pilot Roads great tire down side is bad mileage <5k.

Conti was chose because of the Rave reviews, well

I, like another is this forum, ride aggressively and hard in the corners and the Contis do not work well for that.

The Contis are great for commuting and will be a high mileage tire. The Contis are also very smooth/soft feeling, which amplifies my commuter tire thoughts.
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Old 05-23-2008, 04:39 PM   #62
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Here is my deal:
I have run three sets of Metzler Tourances, two sets of Michelin Anakees, one set of Michelin Pilot Roads, and the current set of Conti Trail Attacks.

My problem with the Tourance and Anakee is the front tires always chop up and they are so noisy but good mileage (8k to 13k).

The Pilot Roads great tire down side is bad mileage <5k.

Conti was chose because of the Rave reviews, well

I, like another is this forum, ride aggressively and hard in the corners and the Contis do not work well for that.

The Contis are great for commuting and will be a high mileage tire. The Contis are also very smooth/soft feeling, which amplifies my commuter tire thoughts.
It will be nice to see how long the contis last you! I road an 08GS, it was a dealer demo with the Contis. It was: Quiet, Smooth, absorbed bumps better than my Anakee's, felt well planted and not as twitchy as the anakee's. ( i do not know if the the front end on the 08 and 07 are the same geometry). Leaned in like metzler race tires...NICE!, and they seemed perfect for the intended purpose.

Question, How many miles did you say you have on your contis to date?
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Old 05-23-2008, 05:42 PM   #63
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It will be nice to see how long the contis last you! I road an 08GS, it was a dealer demo with the Contis. It was: Quiet, Smooth, absorbed bumps better than my Anakee's, felt well planted and not as twitchy as the anakee's. ( i do not know if the the front end on the 08 and 07 are the same geometry). Leaned in like metzler race tires...NICE!, and they seemed perfect for the intended purpose.

Question, How many miles did you say you have on your contis to date?
2123 miles
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Old 05-23-2008, 06:25 PM   #64
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I do about 18Kmiles/yr....and I tend to wear the sides out faster than the center...so...we'll see how we'll they do. Ill check back in a few months!
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Old 05-23-2008, 07:56 PM   #65
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I do about 18Kmiles/yr....and I tend to wear the sides out faster than the center...so...we'll see how we'll they do. Ill check back in a few months!
perfect, i will need a set of tires at that time!
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:56 PM   #66
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Well I've put a 1000 miles on mine the last three times out. (1150 adventure) Slab riding was comfortable and without
incident. Ran out to summit point to watch the CCS/ASRA races. Rode 2 up for a 500 miler.
Went out today for some spirited road riding and spent a good 5 hours tearing up some quiet back roads with several sportbike riders. Was a blast!. Front gave nice feeback and plenty of indication when adhesion was getting thin. .... just shifted weight to the back and got on throttle. I was very happy with their performance...

We stopped for a break and I went in to grab some water when I came outseveral guys were gathered around the big behemoth...............................These are trail tires???"

HEHEHE

I'm very pleased so far.

will be putting some heavy miles on in July

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:59 PM   #67
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Well I've put a 1000 miles on mine the last three times out. (1150 adventure) Slab riding was comfortable and without
incident. Ran out to summit point to watch the CCS/ASRA races. Rode 2 up for a 500 miler.
Went out today for some spirited road riding and spent a good 5 hours tearing up some quiet back roads with several sportbike riders. Was a blast!. Front gave nice feeback and plenty of indication when adhesion was getting thin. .... just shifted weight to the back and got on throttle. I was very happy with their performance...

We stopped for a break and I went in to grab some water when I came outseveral guys were gathered around the big behemoth...............................These are trail tires???"

HEHEHE

I'm very pleased so far.

will be putting some heavy miles on in July

Will continue to update....


thx for that report...good job!
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Old 05-26-2008, 08:27 PM   #68
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ok ok ok. I gotta chime in now. I FINALLY wore out my tourance front and put the CTA's on. Well, NOW I understand your hesitation on these tires. YES....initially.... I was freked the fuck out too in a few turns. However...after about 2 days on them now I have gotten used to them. I found that in a turn these things REALLY dive, much more than a Tourance. I found them similar to an old set of Avon Azaro's. So...im gonna say...yes...these things initially are kinda freaky..but....once you get used to them and have faith that they will hold in a tight lean your SET.
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Old 05-28-2008, 06:18 PM   #69
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Here is my deal:
I have run three sets of Metzler Tourances, two sets of Michelin Anakees, one set of Michelin Pilot Roads, and the current set of Conti Trail Attacks.

My problem with the Tourance and Anakee is the front tires always chop up and they are so noisy but good mileage (8k to 13k).

The Pilot Roads great tire down side is bad mileage <5k.

Conti was chose because of the Rave reviews, well

I, like another is this forum, ride aggressively and hard in the corners and the Contis do not work well for that.

The Contis are great for commuting and will be a high mileage tire. The Contis are also very smooth/soft feeling, which amplifies my commuter tire thoughts.
Well after many adjustments and miles i am starting to like these tires.
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Old 05-28-2008, 10:49 PM   #70
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Well I sold the GS today, after doing approx 8000km on the tyres so far the front still looks new, the rear has worn 3mm out of the 9mm from new, nice and evenly. All other comments still stand, and the wear on these tyres has been outstanding.

Very very good tyres.
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:00 PM   #71
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The German magazine Motorrad have just tested 7 all-road tires and have given top points to the CTA:

http://www.conti-online.com/generato...t_trail_de.pdf
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Old 05-30-2008, 01:16 PM   #72
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Old 05-30-2008, 04:30 PM   #74
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wow, the 20 mile ride i took on the 08 with CTA, I would agree with the article. CTA, best by far... and a little behind the Metz in the wet. I am ordering some CTA soon!

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Old 06-27-2008, 07:57 AM   #75
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Continetal Road Attacks

This may be considered slightly off thread, but I felt it fit okay, hope you do too. Last summer I tried to get some Trail Attacks, but once ordered was told they were "unavailable" for the next couple weeks. As my wife and I were going on a short 2000 mile trip, I opted to go with Road Attacks instead. I wasn't very happy when I got the bike back. Looking at the tread design I thought it was much more "road" than trail. Once we started riding though, I decided it was a great tire with a few exceptions: Paint stripes and tar snakes really make the bike wiggle, paint in the rain is downright scary. Bare pavement, rain or shine is great, tires give inc readable grip. Off road is somewhat marginal, but I take into consideration that these tires were never designed for that surface and have decided they do quite well considering. I will not be buying another set, but from my experience, I will be very interested in buy a set of the "Trail" Attacks. If I ever need another set of tires that is. THESE things wear like IRON!! I have over 4000 miles on them and the rear is showing some wear, but the front is incredible! Continental runs their name and "road attack" right across the contact patch of the tire. At 3500 miles, I could still read the print on the front tire! They are wearing exceptionally well. My past tires went about 12-13K each, with the rear being mostly gone and the front having 2-3K left when I replaced them. The conti tires appear to be able to go at least 15K, maybe more. I just have to ride more to find out. If the trails exhibit similar wear, you may only need one set of tires per year, a great thing, IMHO.

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