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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 22-May-2018, 09:43 AM (613) Thread Starter
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Need suggestions for new tires for 16 GSA

Time to replace the Anakee 3's on my 16 GSA. I ride mostly road, but some forest roads of about 50-60 miles each with dirt and loose gravel, some ruts and small river rock. Was looking at the Shinko 705's, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II's, and Conti TKC 70's. Probably 80/20 to 70/30 pavement to dirt riding. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Time to replace the Anakee 3's on my 16 GSA. I ride mostly road, but some forest roads of about 50-60 miles each with dirt and loose gravel, some ruts and small river rock. Was looking at the Shinko 705's, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II's, and Conti TKC 70's. Probably 80/20 to 70/30 pavement to dirt riding. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
For your type of riding mentioned I would go with the Pirelli's.
They are a great road tire and better in the gravel and such then the Anakee III's.
Or just get a set of Heidenau K60's or Mitas E-07's. Both are 50/50 tires and do well on pavement and off-road.

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Just wondering if the Anakee 3s work for you why switch? Not being sarcastic or the like, just wondering.

Given you mostly ride "road" and the dirt stuff isn't too difficult, you have quite a few choices and you'll undoubtedly get as many opinion!

I'm a huge Karoo 3 fan and I see Metzeler has a Karoo Street which is 70/30. I've got a separate set of rims I mount my mostly dirt tires on. So if I have a big road trip I swap out wheels. When my Anakee 3s wear out I'm going to give the Karoo Streets a shot!

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Time to replace the Anakee 3's on my 16 GSA. I ride mostly road, but some forest roads of about 50-60 miles each with dirt and loose gravel, some ruts and small river rock. Was looking at the Shinko 705's, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II's, and Conti TKC 70's. Probably 80/20 to 70/30 pavement to dirt riding. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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I've found there aren't any bad tires. It's more of what you like or afford. Current high tech tires mounted and balance are near $400. I'm burning through a set every 2 months or so and Shinko 705s are still my go to for under $200 and mounting them myself. The 705 do have an initial fall in to get used to.
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For your type of riding mentioned I would go with the Pirelli's.
They are a great road tire and better in the gravel and such then the Anakee III's.
Or just get a set of Heidenau K60's or Mitas E-07's. Both are 50/50 tires and do well on pavement and off-road.

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Just wondering if the Anakee 3s work for you why switch? Not being sarcastic or the like, just wondering.

Given you mostly ride "road" and the dirt stuff isn't too difficult, you have quite a few choices and you'll undoubtedly get as many opinion!

I'm a huge Karoo 3 fan and I see Metzeler has a Karoo Street which is 70/30. I've got a separate set of rims I mount my mostly dirt tires on. So if I have a big road trip I swap out wheels. When my Anakee 3s wear out I'm going to give the Karoo Streets a shot!

No worries, just want something that performs better off road, but not a true 50/50 tire if that makes sense. I do like the idea of 2 separate sets of wheels and tires though.
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I've found there aren't any bad tires. It's more of what you like or afford. Current high tech tires mounted and balance are near $400. I'm burning through a set every 2 months or so and Shinko 705s are still my go to for under $200 and mounting them myself. The 705 do have an initial fall in to get used to.
Price isn't as big an issue, especially since we only get 5-6 months of riding here, maybe 2000-2500 miles/year if lucky. Good to know about the 705's
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Time to replace the Anakee 3's on my 16 GSA. I ride mostly road, but some forest roads of about 50-60 miles each with dirt and loose gravel, some ruts and small river rock. Was looking at the Shinko 705's, Pirelli Scorpion Trail II's, and Conti TKC 70's. Probably 80/20 to 70/30 pavement to dirt riding. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
I would recommend the Michelin Pilot Road 4 Trail on the front and GT on the rear. I've had sets on my '15 R1200GSA for nearly two years now and have been quite happy with the performance on pavement and on dry dirt, gravel or rocky roads. I'm particularly impressed by the longevity of the front tire, since it has lasted nearly 18K miles, compared with only ~8K with Anakee-3. However, I find the rear PR4GT has lasted ~10K vs ~8K for the rear Trail. My GSA now has 65K on the odometer.

In the future, I may give a set of PR5 tires a try when they become available in the correct sizes for the GSA.

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Have a look at the new Avon AV53/54 Trailrider tires, better off road than the A3's and yet very nice on road.
I also would recommend the PR4 tires but not if you are looking better than A3's off-road.

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