Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Southern Missouri - Ozarks
Let me be the outlier as I think the TKC70s are an excellent set of tires and will purchase them again (they are a higher mileage dual sport tire - varying density). I am not sure how someone can categorize them as less aggressive then the Anakee 3's which I am very familiar with. One of my co-riders uses those and he struggles in anything loose (dirt, gravel, sand, and any mud) more than me that we ride frequently on our fire roads. They lack the block tread design. His may be the smoothest on the interstate though. He keeps saying he will go TKC70s on his next set. The Anakee 3's whine next to me on the highway.
I am at 9000 miles on the rear and there is a lot of tread left. If you have used the K60s the TKC70s wear just as well, are less noisy (but still make noise on front - and more on leans), are more stable on wet pavement than the K60s, and are better on the highway. My riding pattern is to go about 70 mph down the interstate for an hour to get to the Ozarks and then ride mainly dirt and/or gravel fire roads and trails. I ride with another guy that uses a TKC70 on the rear and a TKC80 in the front but he rides off-road more than I do. His are a bit rougher on the interstate with the 80 on the front. Lately, I would categorize my riding as 80/20. For even 90/10 I would not go less aggressive.
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Last edited by SECoda; 06-20-2016 at 08:58 AM.