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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 08:52:11 AM »
I am thinking about giving these a go as I want to get more rough roads in and ex dirt biker I am more confident on knobbies on a trail

POSITIVE:
 - They meet the weight requirements for the CT which is good  :028:

NEGATIVE:
 - they are only speed rated to 160km/h    vs     Anakee 2 which is speed rated to 195km/h

hmm ... still thinking  :084:

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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2012, 02:18:55 PM »
... hmmma. Yes TKC80 sure would be best perhaps in dirt and gravel or sand. And with a somewhat "heavy" bike like a CT you sure wanted the best possible grip on a trail.
But for a all over performance if you have to include long distances on bitumen they'd be second joice for me. Again, of course all depending on what you want to do with your bike .... you might have to compromise on things sometimes ;_)

Anakee 2 over here in europe are actually rated for 210kmh ... so no worries for them on german autobahns ;-)

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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2012, 02:30:57 PM »
Said that - i sometimes think discussions on tyres - which one to choose - are a bit over rated. Just look at Nick Sanders what he does with the Conti RoadAttack http://www.conti-bike.co.uk/default.asp?spid=3
Read his review what he says about this "road" tyre when he crossed the various deserts on the world  :305:

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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 09:01:51 AM »
I guess this set of tyre will be too rough for riding on a normal tarmac road isnt it?
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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2012, 08:21:51 AM »
*Originally Posted by peace [+]
I guess this set of tyre will be too rough for riding on a normal tarmac road isnt it?
I would expect them to be fine up to 150+km/h but I would expect them to be noisy - I am leaning to trying them but they are not cheap so tossing up whether to wear down the current and then change OR  bite the bullet and change now to see what they are like
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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2012, 09:10:46 PM »
My advice to you Jacob: Plan a trip, buy the set - try it out - and tell us all  :034:

You even might change it back afterwards, put on the others again ... and save the TKC 80 for yet another trip  :305:
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Re: Continental TKC 80
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 02:06:55 AM »
OK - I have decided
I will order the TKC 80's and give them a go, will also buy a Gopro so I can create some videos  :033:
Will post my findings, given work pressures may be a few weeks before I get to play  :018:
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