You should be looking at a TKC70 tire if you spend some time on the off road but not most of it. These are the kind of tires expected to be on ABV bikes and on some dual sports. For those of you who’ve checked out some of those 50/50 tires like a K60 Scout, Mitas07, a Mefo Explorer and you’ve decided that’s generally a bit too much for you or slightly too aggressive, the TKC70 offers a great opportunity for you. Specially if you have run a TKC80, the Twin Duro, that block chunky tire and you burned the thing out super fast because you ran it on the road and it ate up all your knobs, you might have thought you didn’t get good mileage out of that. If you are thinking of all these aspects, the TKC70 this is the tire made for you!
So for those who examine this factor compared to a few other off-road centered tires, you’ll see the tread voids are much smaller in the TKC70. Another thing to notice too is that on the rear tire you have a continuous rib. If you look on the profile, you will see the voids aren’t largely affecting just the looks of the profile itself but gives you the clue that this tire it’s going to perform very good in the streets, it’s gonna have nice road manners. So this means it is going to be a little bit tamer on pavement, a little bit quieter than some of those more aggressive tires. So what makes it a little bit more street oriented is the fact that Continental has used their continuous compound technology in this tire.
If you are familiar with the dual compound tires, you know that there are several different layers of rubber with sticky stuff on the edges, harder stuff in the center.So one of the vital complaints with a dual compound tire is in that transition when you are leaned over hardened to turn, when you’re coming off the harder rubber into the soft stuff, many of riders can feel that transition they don’t like the way it feels. Continental used a technology slightly different from that. The way Continental gets round that continuous compound to technology is by using the same rubber throughout the tire. However they use different curing times and temperatures on different sections of the tire. This comes with a much more linear feeling when you’re coming over right into a turn. You won’t feel that sharp, abrupt transition into and out of a different zone of rubber. It is a much more smooth gradient across the tire.
The Continental TKC70 it is going to be exceptional for those of you who are looking for a tire that is just better behaved on the road. And of course you are going to get better mileage. Another thing you should be aware in this tire are the smaller voids in between. If you are in really heavy wet mud it is going to have troubles slinging off. However we think these are going to do fine quite often for many who are taking long trips on trails, fireplace roads, if you’re doing 1000’s of miles on gravel difficult packed grime. This can be a tire that can perform quite good for you.