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Old 03-08-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Anakee 2, Anakee 3, Conti Trail Attack tread Comparison

I would like to Thank MTC Las Vegas for ordering me a new set of Anakee 3's and also letting me shoot some pictures for this tire tread comparison.

To start off i have had my GSA (clone) since 2006 and have run various tires on it always looking for the next greatest tire. My bike is used almost 100% for adventure touring and offroad, I do not commute on it. So it has seen every terrain there is to offer from snow, ice, mud, rain, gravel, dirt and yes it has been up the Dalton highway in Alaska to the end in both dry and wet conditions.

Well over the years I have run the TKC 80, Conti Trail Attack, Distanza and the Heidi K76
Of the listed tires I would have to say the Heidi K76 was my all around favorite followed by the Trail Attack...

Well having 7500 miles on my current K76"s and a 2500 mile 7 day trip on the horizon it was time to get some new rubber and wouldnt you know this is the year of the new Anakee 3, this strange looking tire that claims to get more life and 20% better traction than the Anakee 2! So I was hooked and got a set.

The Bike they are going on- and a few pics of where it has been -




















Now for the The Anakee 3 front tire





Anakee 3 Rear -





Front Tires from left to right...Anakee 2, Anakee 3, Conti Trail Attack











Rear Tire Comparison

















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Old 03-09-2013, 06:28 AM   #2
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I found the Anakee 2 made my KTM 990 feel much more planted than the Trail Attack.
Those Anakee3 look like a cut slick!
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:36 AM   #3
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That is a very weird looking tire for sure. I'll probably end up trying a set, I've always been partial to Michelin tires. I tried a set of conti Road Attacks on an RT years ago and they didn't impress me much.
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Old 03-09-2013, 09:05 AM   #4
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I will have a good amount of time on them at the end of the month 3-3.5 K miles. So I should have a good review to share.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:42 PM   #5
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I liked the Anakee 2, fantastic grip wet and dry, but did also experience significant cupping on the front. Had my eye on the Anakee 3.

Interesting that you like the Hiedi K76, I've really been thinking about trying those next s well. How wold they compare to say a Tourance or Anakee 2? Good grip in the wet? Are they a dual compound tire?

I should say another reason I liked the Anakee 2 is that it was a dual compound tire, and didn't square off with a bunch of commuting miles.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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The K76's had a nice profile (exactly opposite of the POS K60) , real quick turn in but didn't wear as well as the Metz or Mich. And not as good off-pavement. Overall, not worth it IMO.

I keep checking on the Karoo3. That is next up for me and I am ever hopeful.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #7
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I have probably 800 or so miles on my Anakee3's. They are WAAAYYY better then the Trailwings they replaced. I don't do much off road, but they grip very good in the wet which is where they spend almost all their time.
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #8
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The K76's had a nice profile (exactly opposite of the POS K60) , real quick turn in but didn't wear as well as the Metz or Mich. And not as good off-pavement. Overall, not worth it IMO.

I keep checking on the Karoo3. That is next up for me and I am ever hopeful.
I'm older and slower than you and I've got a set of K60's sitting in the garage. What didn't you like about them? What is your preferred tire?
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Old 03-09-2013, 07:58 PM   #9
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I'm older and slower than you and I've got a set of K60's sitting in the garage. What didn't you like about them? What is your preferred tire?
Very hard compound. Spins up too easy on pavement with big throttle. Very flat non-linear profile. (Too little, too little, too little, oh shit!! too much) Not good for sport-biking around corners. Put those two together and it ain't good.

Dirt roads were fine.

TKC front/Anakee2 rear.
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And if I need anything dirtier than that , I run TKC's front and rear. That TKC front continues to amaze me. It is fantastic. I give up maybe 10-15% on the street corners with the TKC rear but...sometimes it is worth it. I don't give up much at all with the TKC front. Maybe less than 5% of corner speed. Well worth it for dirt corner grip.
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Old 03-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #11
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And if I need anything dirtier than that , I run TKC's front and rear. That TKC front continues to amaze me. It is fantastic. I give up maybe 10-15% on the street corners with the TKC rear but...sometimes it is worth it. I don't give up much at all with the TKC front. Maybe less than 5% of corner speed. Well worth it for dirt corner grip.
I'd have to mimic these numbers exactly, as well as both their wet and dry hard surface cornering grip considering the aggressive tread design. Now, if they'd just last longer....there's always a trade off.
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In the above pictures I am running the K76 in the snow and two hill pictures. They never left me wishing for more traction. I never found a place where the TKC was worth the money to change out tires even 2500 miles.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:23 AM   #13
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I never found a place where the TKC was worth the money to change out tires even 2500 miles.
I have taken "less aggressive" tires like the K76 lots of places, too.... but I sure never mind having a little extra grip. You can't compare the grip of TKC with a K76. Just different planets in the dirt.

The Kenda Big Block rear has even better dirt prowess than the TKC but at 750-1000 miles, you might as well be riding on black cheese. lol

But you are getting 7500 out of tire I got 3000 on so....our experiences may be different. ;)
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:16 PM   #14
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Hell. Apparently I could have used a TKC rear today. lol

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Old 12-20-2013, 12:13 AM   #15
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anakee 2 front with ...

I have an anakee 2 new front tire. Can't seem to find a rear one to match it up with. what other combo will work? will the anakee 3 rear be ok with the 2 in the front, or should i go a different route?

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