Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

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Re: Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

Post by spasm » Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:02 pm

anakee 2 are amazing tyres, im on my 5th set, they were discontinued when the anakee 3 came out. but so many people complained including me to michelin, they re introduced it. best tyre out there 100% (thumbs)
i only need one wheel .......... the rear

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Re: Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

Post by robson » Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:45 pm

zimtim wrote:
robson wrote:Mitas E09 dakar. Cheap, wear and bite good so just perfect for an adventure.
What experience do have with these tyres are the easy enough for a solo adventurer to change and fix punctures.
Heard conflicting reports on them most advise steering well clear of the Dakar as there is very little difference between Dakar and standard and they can be a bit awkward if you're on your own and you need to the off.

Be interested in your thoughts, as looking at changing my EO7 for something more off road orientated.
I'm on my first set and bit over 1000 miles so don't have long experience with them but I like the way they grip, wear and cost. I put them on by myself, they maybe a bit harder then regular tyres but definitely doable on your own. Actually I prefer stiffer tyres because sometimes you can limb slowly with puncture.

If you want to see how they managed longer adv trip (7k km) watch Motonomad, they used dakar version on ktm 500exc there and had plenty of punctures.
http://www.brake-magazine.com/spotlight ... m-500-exc/

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Re: Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

Post by qcnr » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:09 am

On my Transalp I find the Heidenau K60 front and rear works well.
They will even let me get over far enough to scrape my boot with
feet still on the footpeg. No problems on forest tracks or tractor
trails up the side of mountains. They don't like diseasel in round
abouts though... :S

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Re: Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

Post by Paul Neate » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:36 am

spasm wrote:anakee 2 are amazing tyres, im on my 5th set, they were discontinued when the anakee 3 came out. but so many people complained including me to michelin, they re introduced it. best tyre out there 100% (thumbs)
I had a set of Anakee 2s fitted to my 800GS and loved them - did everything that I wanted and lasted a good long time. I am now running TKC70s, which seem better off road but a bit more squirrely when the road is wet. Not had them long enough to know about wear rate.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

Post by Neil M » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:11 am

I've used TKC80s for the last five years for my rides to the Pyrenees and they've been excellent on the road and can't really fault them off road ether - although I haven't had to deal with with much mud whilst down there.

This year I'm tempted to try the Anakee Wilds. However, no one has confirmed if they're as good on the road as TKCs. I wouldn't have any hesitation fast cornering with the TKCs even in the wet.

Can anyone (Dave H?) share their experience on the twisties with the Wilds?

Thanks, N.

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Re: Is there such a thing as a perfect adventure tyre

Post by nathanthepostman » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:43 am

Wilds perfectly fine on tarmac. Hard to tell difference between them and tkc80s in the corners. Very stable at high speeds, or so I've found. Got over 5000 to a rear on my lc 1200 GS so happy with wear rates.

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