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TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« on: March 18, 2014, 03:46:51 pm »
Hi guys, I am leaving on a trip to Rhodes, doing the passes in the area, including the Bastervoetpad and Sani Pass. Do any of you have experience with the TKC 80's in relation to the Karoo 3 tyres?

I am very tempted to replace the Karoo 3 tyres for the TKC's, and would appreciate your input in this matter.
 

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2014, 04:30:20 pm »
Use your Karoo 3s for the trip and when theyre done fit TKCs.
On the road I dont think you will feel much of a difference.
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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2014, 04:33:41 pm »
Thanks for the advice Chris. I am concerned regarding muddy conditions with the Karoo's?
 

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2014, 04:37:28 pm »
Thanks for the advice Chris. I am concerned regarding muddy conditions with the Karoo's?
If they are new and have lots of thread i see no problem.
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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2014, 04:40:18 pm »
The problem is that they have about 2 500 K's on them, the rear has probably about 1 000K's left, so it is not new. Luckily the front is still fairly new.
 

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2014, 04:52:55 pm »
The problem is that they have about 2 500 K's on them, the rear has probably about 1 000K's left, so it is not new. Luckily the front is still fairly new.

Fit a Heidie or Mitas on the rear. The TKC wont give you that much km.
 

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2014, 05:02:12 pm »
The problem is that they have about 2 500 K's on them, the rear has probably about 1 000K's left, so it is not new. Luckily the front is still fairly new.

Fit a Heidie or Mitas on the rear. The TKC wont give you that much km.

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2014, 05:04:47 pm »
The problem is that they have about 2 500 K's on them, the rear has probably about 1 000K's left, so it is not new. Luckily the front is still fairly new.

Fit a Heidie or Mitas on the rear. The TKC wont give you that much km.

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2014, 06:04:47 pm »
The problem is that they have about 2 500 K's on them, the rear has probably about 1 000K's left, so it is not new. Luckily the front is still fairly new.

Fit a Heidie or Mitas on the rear. The TKC wont give you that much km.
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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2014, 06:17:16 pm »
TKC's will offer slightly better traction than the Karoo 3's.  But the Karoo 3 is much cheaper, gives same miles and OK traction.  Did some mud riding with a fairly worn Karoo 3 the other day, and it is not too bad.
Still way better than the Mitas E07 or Heidi.

The Mitas E07 on one of the bikes on the same muddy ride was useless.  And we know that the Heidi has no traction.  Although they work well where any road tyre like Battlewings, Anakees, etc work.  If dry riding and lots of miles is the aim, they are good.  But in sand or mud or anything loose, go with knobblies or battle.

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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2014, 06:59:44 pm »
TKC's will offer slightly better traction than the Karoo 3's.  But the Karoo 3 is much cheaper, gives same miles and OK traction.  Did some mud riding with a fairly worn Karoo 3 the other day, and it is not too bad.
Still way better than the Mitas E07 or Heidi.

The Mitas E07 on one of the bikes on the same muddy ride was useless.  And we know that the Heidi has no traction.  Although they work well where any road tyre like Battlewings, Anakees, etc work.  If dry riding and lots of miles is the aim, they are good.  But in sand or mud or anything loose, go with knobblies or battle.



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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2014, 07:03:02 pm »
Jan sit die TKC's op  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: TKC 80 tyres - Any feedback
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2014, 10:15:38 pm »
hoekom kan jy nie smaller gaan op die band nie? Warranty?