Heidenau K76 Front Tire
A solid performer
Put 2,000 pretty robust miles on this rear tire in the first four days after mounting. It has good grip on the twisty roads and ran fine on several miles of washboard gravel/dirt. I punctured the tire but that was not it's fault. After replacing the tube and putting a simple patch on the inside of the tire it took me home fine. I will rebalance the tire and continue to use it up. I like this tire so far.
April 14, 2014
I switched to these from the K60's and have just as much grip as before. They are also much smoother when cornering on asphalt.
February 26, 2014
I switched to these from the K60's. I have all the traction i need with more ability to control when they break loose. Great tire!
February 26, 2014
Excellent value and great performance.
I put 26K on this tire. I eventually had some dishing and cupping, but it was a great tire. I ride every workday about 90 to 100 miles, in all weather conditions, except snow and flooding. I have about 55K on my GS and almost half of it was with this one tire. That's very impressive. I will run this new one up to probably 15K.
November 12, 2013
The rear K76 gave me 9000 miles and the front has given me 13,400 of spirited riding here in the High Sierra. I ride very little off road but it handles well when I do. These tires stick well on pavement. I'm never afraid to scrape my boots in curves on this tall bike. The front tire side blocks are gone but if I could ride in a straight line I could get another 2K miles on the center blocks. I like these tires a lot and think they are an outstanding value.
October 29, 2013
I put pair of Heidenau K76's on my 2012 BMW GS just prior to a long weekend of riding from Dallas to Eureka Springs. AR and back as well as riding the hills and curves of the area. The tires rode comfortably, they roll in and our of curves very smoothly, they show very little wear after that 1,200 miles of riding and never gave any reason to questions their grip in the curves.
October 29, 2013
Heidenau K76 is a great tire for the Adventure bike owner.
This tire communicates well, with plenty of feedback on tarmac conditions. It gives a smooth, quiet ride and transitions into lean angles smoothly, something the Dunlop 606s, that the Heidenau replaced, couldn’t do very well.
Off road, they handle fire roads, hard packed and loose dirt with ease and were very predictable on the marble gravel I ride here in Alaska (I work in AK, live in AL). They didn’t like the slick calcium chloride mud that you find in the far North Slope as well as the Dunlop’s, but that’s down to a less aggressive off road tread pattern than a design flaw. The Dunlop’s didn’t play well on asphalt, but loved the dirt. I’ve put about 3000 miles of dirt and gravel exploring and another 1000 miles of on road commuting on this set of tires and they haven’t begun to wear.
These things are great.
September 23, 2013
Great Adventure Touring Tire
I replaced my worn Conti's with these because I thought I was riding more road than dirt. I just finished a two week tour of Colorado and I was probably 60/40 road/dirt, time wise. Wow, these did great on the dirt roads, surprisingly good on the 4WD roads complete with stream crossings, steep baby head infested hills. I only missed the knobbies when I found myself on greazy mud (no surprise there). The excelled on the asphalt twisties like no knobby could.
August 27, 2013