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Conti TKC 80 and rain ?

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I have heard some rumors and opinions that reflects on poor grip of TKCs
in rain and in slipery conditions? Any quality expiriences ? Thx!
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I didn't experience any probs in rain. IMHO the TKC80 is one of the best 'multi-purpose' tyres that perform well on dirt and on sealed roads. Not for extreme conditions though.

Also check the following thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ert-tyres-3382

That tyre is in my opinion a great tyre for sand and loose gravel, but be very wary in rain on sealed roads :-(
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Unrelated, but di je bizovac?
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I didn't experience any probs in rain. IMHO the TKC80 is one of the best 'multi-purpose' tyres that perform well on dirt and on sealed roads. Not for extreme conditions though.

Also check the following thread: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ert-tyres-3382

That tyre is in my opinion a great tyre for sand and loose gravel, but be very wary in rain on sealed roads :-(
Hi,
Deserts are 18 inch tyre, I need 17 inch rear wheel. I used
to ride on Michelin T63, somekind of Deserts for civil use- T63
is fantastic in slipery conditions same as on asphalt, but wears
quickly and are iritating "soundy", so I would try to use something
similar in offroad pattern. Here is popular Mitas E09, also very good
tyre and very cheap, but my expiriences in wet are also tricky.
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Hi,
Deserts are 18 inch tyre, I need 17 inch rear wheel. I used
to ride on Michelin T63, somekind of Deserts for civil use- T63
is fantastic in slipery conditions same as on asphalt, but wears
quickly and are iritating "soundy", so I would try to use something
similar in offroad pattern. Here is popular Mitas E09, also very good
tyre and very cheap, but my expiriences in wet are also tricky.
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You can get Desert in:
FRONT
90/90-21 TT 54R

REAR
140/80-17 TT 69R
140/80-18 TT 70R

http://two-wheels.michelin.com/2w/fr...172723&lang=EN

Desert is not a wheel suited for wet tarmac.
I usually get 10kkm from a set MT63, and find it pretty good on most surfaces. It's a bit noisy at high speed, like other knobbies, but with earplugs it is okay.
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You can get Desert in:
FRONT
90/90-21 TT 54R

REAR
140/80-17 TT 69R
140/80-18 TT 70R
140/80-17 TT 69R is unavaliable in my country and sourranding,
that Michelin dealer said to me.
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