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    Continental TKC-70

    Hi all

    Went through 3 sets of tyres last year - Annakees, TrailSmarts and new TKC70. I liked the A's, the trailsmarts were ok and the county's have now done about 3500 miles

    The first 2500 miles were great on the TKC70 - great grip on road and brilliant on minor off-roading. The last 1000 miles hasn't been great however. I am getting a slight wobble on the bars at motorway speeds and cross winds seems be having a disproportionate effect on the bike. Pressures, suspension etc all ok. The rear is fine but the front has uneven block heights and is stepped.

    Took it back to my tyre fitter yesterday and explained about the issue and wholesaler has offered a part refund and a new front which is decent of them

    I had looked around the forums and seen that a few years ago there were problems with the front on certain bikes giving similar problems to what I am having but the reviews were very mixed ranging from no problems to people removing them completely from the bike.

    I could take the offer of having the replacement but if its going to happen after another 3000 miles then thats getting expensive.

    Anyone have similar experience - trying to weigh up whether to ditch the tyres altogether or just go for a replace and chalk it up to a bad front. I had seen some posts where people kept the rear but put an 80 on the front.

    Bike is 1200GSA oil. Do 80pc road, 20pc tracks and about 30,000 miles a year.

    Cheers

    Rob

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    You'll love Avon Trailriders 90:10 not bad on dry tracks, you can go from shitty back roads to outsidelane naughtyness let the pressures vary (slow leak from my plug) and they still turn in a feel wonderful right down to the end.

    They now do a Trail tracker or something like that 50:50
    Sell my bike?
    I would rather stick wasps up my arse !

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    +1 for the Avon Trailriders, went from the A3's to them, lovely tyre. I don't off-road.

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    I tried TKC70s on my TC GSA. Very disappointed and changed them before they were worn out. One of the worst tyres I have ever tried on a bike. Ok at first but quickly went to not so good.

    I then fitted Avon Trailriders. The bike and my riding were transformed. Now about 3k miles into them and still good and not showing much wear. And not sensitive to tyre pressure insomuch as I can ride solo with two-up pressures or vice versa and it's hard to tell the difference. Recommended.

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    The Avons are the only tyres that I have replaced "like for like" since I got my bike 2 years ago. Absolutely brilliant, do it all (well, almost) tyre.

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    I thought the TKC70 where going to be brilliant, they certainly felt brilliant initially but as soon as they start wearing (unevenly) things go down hill fairly fast, I took mine off while they still had life in them.

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    Really interesting replies - thanks all. Looks like I will go for the avons and lose the 70's. Good (in an odd way) to hear that it's not my imagination.

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    Maybe I am not so discerning , but I think they are a very good tyre
    Rode Scotland to the top of Norway and back on a set
    Got another set at Santa Rosa Bmw ( San Francisco ) did a fair milage out there with a mix of all weather shipped home and looks like there's another 3 K on them
    No issues with handling etc
    still no deid

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