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post #1 of 15 Old 03-08-2013, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Anakee 2, Anakee 3, Conti Trail Attack tread Comparison

Ok before i get yelled at these are on my GS not a DL but many of the guys I ride with also are interested in the Anakee 3 so I thought I would share.

I would like to Thank MTC Las Vegas for ordering me a new set of Anakee 3's and also letting me shoot some pictures for this tire tread comparison.

To start off i have had my GSA (clone) since 2006 and have run various tires on it always looking for the next greatest tire. My bike is used almost 100% for adventure touring and offroad, I do not commute on it. So it has seen every terrain there is to offer from snow, ice, mud, rain, gravel, dirt and yes it has been up the Dalton highway in Alaska t the end in both dry and wet conditions.

Well over the years I have run the TKC 80, Conti Trail Attack, Distanza and the Heidi K76

Of the listed tires I would have to say the Heidi K76 was my all around favorite followed by the Trail Attack...

Well having 7500 miles on my current K76"s and a 2500 mile 7 day trip on the horizon it was time to get some new rubber and wouldnt you know this is the year of the new Anakee 3, this strange looking tire that claims to get more life and 20% better traction than the Anakee 2! So I was hooked and got a set.

The Bike they are going on- and a few pics of where it has been -















Now for the The Anakee 3 front tire



Anakee 3 Rear -



Front Tires from left to right...Anakee 2, Anakee 3, Conti Trail Attack







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post #2 of 15 Old 03-08-2013, 06:17 PM
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Im on board to watch the review.
I have been through 2 sets of Conti's and loved them.
Running the Shinko 705's now and they are OK.
Will be going back to Conti's but interested in the 3's
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...and the point??
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The point...

The point to compare tires......

Please feel free to tell us about the tires you run, why you run them, show some pics of the terrain you ride.

Tires go on motorcycles, tires vary in size, tread patterns and compounds..Some tires are better than others while some are not. The new Anakee 3 has more silica added to the rubber compound...what does this mean to you...probably nothing to some riders a lot.

For some who actually ride and go through tires whether they are an adventure bike commuter in the concrete jungle or a RTW (Round the World) Rider tire performance is or can be important.

I will be posting up my review of the new Anakee as the miles go by. Headed to Baja at the end of the month of a 2500 mile ride in less than a week. I will post up wear and performance both on and off road for those such as Vegashotwheeler who would like to know more :biggrinjester:

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It suprised me when you switched to the shinko..the Conti had always done you well, I remember you got your first set after I wore out my first set on the GS. I will keep you in the loop and let you know how these compare to the conti's, I should have a good report when I finish the baja trip...we are expecting all conditions except snow & ice

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Im on board to watch the review.
I have been through 2 sets of Conti's and loved them.
Running the Shinko 705's now and they are OK.
Will be going back to Conti's but interested in the 3's
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Sorry, didn't mean to touch a nerve. I actually do ride and am contemplating the A III's for the next rear shortly and it was nice to see it side by side with some others...the tread depth looks a little beefier, comparatively. I guess I've looked at too many tire Youtubes: my apologies. I'll blame my insensitivity on the foot of snow that dumped on us today

Please do let us know how you like the new Anakees. And enjoy your trip!
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Good Point

It was really hard for me to order them in because all the pictures i saw of them were computer generated or were not detailed. I hate getting something and then wishing i didnt, but when they arrived the shop called me and they were all very impressed with how they looked in person. They look even better in real life than in pictures. If they are all they claim to be i may have a tire I can get used to running through a few sets...I hate having to relearn...It takes atleast wearing out a set before you learn the characteristics and behavior of them. big reason I do not run the TKC....I can go all the places on the Adventure / Street tires most go on knobbies....

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Subscribed! Good thread! I have Trail Attacks on my '09A and really like them on pavement...not much off pavement. They have about 5K on them and are holding up very well. I have Shinko 705s on my DR and just replaced the rear. It had about 4K on it and had some life left, but was too flat in the middle to be comfortable in the twisties.

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I thought the point was pretty obvious...and I think it's a great thread..subscribed!

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please do keep us up to date! I am really interested in these as my next set of tires, and just hoping to hear about the real world performance on the road and in the dirt! Btw thanks for sharing the pictures!

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