Continental Twinduro TKC80 Dual Sport Tires
Great fit for so many bikes
This is a great tire for so many applications. For such an aggressive tread, you can still smoothly lean the tire over on pavement at speed with very little loss of control and it stays smooth. Awesome tire, supposed to last a long time, and goes from highway speed to instantly chewing dirt on trail. A true dual sport tire.
July 15, 2014
All and all this is a do anything tire, That wears quite well
July 7, 2014
Better on and off road than many 80/20 tires
I'm very impressed with these, after about 200 miles on dirt roads and about 800 miles on pavement. These handle very well on roads, and are obviously very good on loose gravel roads or trails. I prefer these on pavement to many "80/20" tires with less aggressive treads.
July 7, 2014
2006 Ulysses XB12
I was hesitant to pull the trigger on these, but after 2000 miles I have to say all doubts were erased. I ride 60% slab and 40% on improved fire roads and gravel roads on my everyday commute. I wanted something that was better in gravel. They take some getting used to on pavement; a little noisy and the front has a bit of a rumble in corners. After a couple hundred miles they settle down(or maybe I just got used to it). They are amazing in gravel, I mean they really stick and the front never wants to wash out, even in corners.
They look amazing. Really changes the look of the bike that was always somewhere in between a regular XB and a real ADV bike. I get a lot of compliments on it now.
Very confidence inspiring off road. Haven't been in mud yet. Decent in wet grass.
They don't look like it, but they corner just fine on wet pavement. I ride a lot in the rain and have had no slips, even at intersections. Minimal vibrations; confident at 75mph and cornering.
The rear does wear fast. I've heard it wears quickly at first and then settles down. We'll see. Keep in mind, the knobbies on these are way bigger than they look in the photos, so it's noticeable when they wear down even a little bit.
They take some getting used to. You won't feel like you're on a rail like you do with Sync's, Trails, or Angels.
Be honest with your riding style. If you are 60/40 or want to be, spend the extra coin and get them. You'll probably jump to 50/50. I wouldn't get them if I was mostly pavement due to the cost and wear issues. Though if price wasn't a factor I would purchase purely on looks alone. They really do change the look of a Uly. It's a great tire and is worth getting at least once.
June 23, 2014
Great 50/50 Tire
1500 miles of on and off road adventure riding in Tenn. Great on road. Hard to tell you are riding on knobby tires when of pavement. Great off road traction and handling. Front tire shows no noticeable wear. Rear is about 1/4 of tread worn. I expect to get 3000 to 4000 mile on rear and twice that on front. Off road performance makes short tread life worth it. Original equipment Dunlops sucked off road and lasted only 1200 miles. Continentals are huge improvement over factory tires.
June 12, 2014
Good combination tire for dirt and street
My dirt riding is off pavement, but not offroad - lots of fire/jeep roads in the desert, but very little trail/single track. I bought these because I also ride the pavement out to where it ends. For tires with knobs, these handle very well on the street, run smooth, good grip even in the corners. For tires that have big, wide, street-friendly knobs, they dig in well in the dirt and keep me moving and stable where the factory tires on my Yamaha wr250x didn't. These are one of the few tires with any dirt capability that came in the right 17-inch size for my wr250x.
June 2, 2014
Great grip, short tread life, rear punctures
The front tire has been on my KTM 1190 Adventure for just over 5,000 miles and still has some life left. The rear lasted 2,500 and received 4 punctures. Of the 2,500 miles, about 35% was on dirt roads. The rock punctures happened between 2,000 and 2,500 miles when the tread was pretty diminished. There is a lot of casing exposed between the treads especially when they wear down on the 170/60-17's my bike takes.
May 27, 2014
TKC80 on KTM 950 adventure
Good choice for a quick wearing traction tire on the front. they last about 1000 miles on front when used 60/40 street/dirt.. Traction is good dirt or street on the big heavy adv bike and can do high speed hiway safely.
Rear TKC80 wears out way to fast for the traction provided,, I run another brand tire back there
May 26, 2014