Conti Trail Attacks 2

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  1. Dualsport Crazy

    Dualsport Crazy Been here awhile

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    Yes it is for the 90/90-21. They're fabulous tires. I'm curious to know how the handling on the 17/19 set up & what rims have you got on?. Are they the rims from Woody's ?
    Enjoy the new tires & ride safe:freaky
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  2. alongat

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    I went with the Alpina 19/17 setup and 110/80-19 and 150/70-17 a d a solute my love the setup. True tubeless and the handling is incredible. I chose the Alpina o et the woodys because I didn't need bomb-proof strength for my street wheels and i didn't want wheels that had to be sealed for tubeless.
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  3. bdking

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    I put a 120 19" on front & 170 17" on the rear (Woody wheels.) the bike handles nearly as well as my 690 SM did- it totally transforms the feel of the Adv. The TA2's were very sticky even when new. I've not ridden them off pavement yet.
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  4. alongat

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    Hoping to go for a decent length tarmac/gravel ride today - will report back soon but so far, the TA-IIs are very impressive on hot roads.
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  5. G.Man

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    How many miles do the TA2s last?

    I've got 4000 miles on mine and I'm wondering if they can make it to 10000?
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  6. Bowber

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    I've got about 8K on my back tyre and I'm about to order some new ones, front looks like it needs changing at the same time, still legal but not in great shape, quite worn on the sides.
    Grip is still great though.

    Steve
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  7. paturoa

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    17000 km on my R and a couple of thou left. Lots of nanna riding!
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  8. OrangeV

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    I have the 1190 EDS and only use for road riding with very small loose dirt if and when encountered.
    I have just replaced my Conti Trail Attack 2's, with another set of the same.
    I got 12,000KM's wear out of them and they had another 2000 left on them. I like to lean the bike hard where applicable, I got very eaven wear across the whole tyre, i rode it to the edge..
    THis tyre sticks so well to the bitumen that I had no reason to replace them with anything else.
    In the wet they inspire confidence, I have not had any wiggle or wobble and at the higher speeds no problem at all.
    I run the pressures as follows F36 - when hot it gets to 37
    R42 this suits my riding syle, I also ride with the preload set at 1 rider and 1 bag and the bike is absolutely planted through every corner.
    As soon as I see apex at the corner I accelarate evenly and consistently and leave all bikes behind me... The Vtwin power is just so beautiful that it makes me want to sing a song about it...:D

    Lurve riding my bike...
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  9. Spayn

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    My rear TA2 last 18500kms. Front is still alive after 19500+
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  10. OrangeV

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    Hey mate any chance of a photo, I think you may have set a record.
    :D
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  11. FuzzyDunlop

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    After 3 punctures, 2 from sharp rocks, I swapped them out.

    Quite liked them on tarmac. Front is sketchy in dirt.
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  12. Bowber

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    I don't even consider them a dirt tyre, ok on gravel and un metalled roads but definitely not an "off road" tyre.

    To be honest any tyre works on gravel and fire road type stuff, it's when you throw in some mud or clay that it all goes tit's up :rofl

    Steve
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  13. elyobelyob

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    Was just wondering if there is a wear indicator on these? I prefer not to be guessing as to when to change them. About to set off on a 1500 mile ride and have put 4200 miles on them. They look fine, but I haven't got my ruler out yet.
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  14. uk_mouse

    uk_mouse Aquatic adventurer

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    There is a wear indicator, if you look at the pic on page 1 of this thread you can see them, on the left side just below the lettering.

    I got about 10,000 miles out of my last pair of Trail Attacks, the rear was toast but the front could have gone further. But I changed the pair at the same time.

    IMHO they are the best road tyres in 18/21 sizes.
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  15. OrangeV

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    Fully agreed...:clap
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  16. Central Cali Rider

    Central Cali Rider Love the journey and destination...

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    Don't think they are T/A 2s but I rode all over Colorado including the Alpine Loop . It was all dry riding , but they handled surprising well in the dirt. They were on as I was going with a friend X Country but he backed out and we went to just Colorado . I love them on the pavement , like to have more dirt worthy like the Mefos for next summer's trip to Colorado
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  17. Spayn

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    Here is the rear after 18500km
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    That`s front at 20000km
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  18. G.Man

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    Thanks for sharing. That's giving me more confidence to keep my tires for the trip. I'm now at 7500km (not 4000 miles as I previously stated), and the round trip will be about 6000km. So hopefully my rear tire will have enough thread to take me back safely.
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  19. OrangeV

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    Thank you for the photos.
    Personally I like to ride the bike hard and my Contis have given me 12,000 Km's and I have replaced them with a new set.

    I notice you hardly have much wear on the sides of the tyre, are you doing all your riding in the city.?
    To get a full appreciation of the beauty of this bike get some lean going and hit some curvy corners then power out smoothly and you will be amazed ..:clap
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  20. Spayn

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    Mostly in the city and highways. That`s why the sides have not much wear. Btw, 10,000 km of these 18,500 were done fully loaded with a passanger.
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