Re: Conti Trail Attacks on a 700
Just fitted a set of Conti Trail Attacks to my Alp700! Same size as oem, rear is specifically TT (tubetype) but front isnt though fitting a tube is all thats required - fitter stated the tyre wall is usually thicker on TT tyres as they tend to be designed for off road, so using a non TT offroad with a tube fitted isnt reccomended with lower tyre pressures for instance.
Excellent tyre. Pronounced sides forcornering will exagerate squaring off of the tyre towards the end fo the life and I will come across this before winter im sure, but in the meantine...these things stick like the proverbial, balance really well (no headshakes) and have a nice low noise level.
Very much like BT45s in use, encourage you to corner at speed. Tried out the new throttle cruise control and I left it set on when coming off the A14 onto the M11.....70mph round the slip road corner, all the way over....no problem, just new pants required (user error).
Mileage well tell over time. So far, they dont seem to be running hot like the BT45s yet not cold or short of grip either. Great rain performance and no movement on greasy surfaces so far.
Sidewalls clean up well but its a shame they dont colour their brand name in orange.
TA700 2010 - Givi full set, Centre Stand, Scotoiller with LubeTube, Honda Tall Screen, Givi Crashbars, OEM Heated Grips, Fenda Extenda, Bar Risers, SSteel Spokes, Arrow Race-Tech DarkLine Exhaust, even bigger smile!!
TLD 2010 - 600 miles, 18 hours travelling, 4 hours sleep and no pint of guinness!! Must go back for that....