What's with the Conti hate ?

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What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by Yoozy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:17 am

I like these Conti road attack, why does everyone else swap em ? What happens ?
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by budgesrsv » Fri Apr 25, 2014 3:26 pm

Think we are all a bit brainwashed into thinkin what we had last week was shite :lol: sayin that I did find them a bit wooden in the wet, the PR3s felt more sure footed. I still used mine till they wore out, no point throwin money away. Ive fallen for it again though and just fitted the new PR4 ont back PR3s are so last year :D
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by Rangoonruns » Fri Apr 25, 2014 4:06 pm

Conti road attacks are fine!

its the contin sport that i did not like till they got warm.

ps this said i will happy take all part worns away foc :D
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by MotoMike723 » Fri Apr 25, 2014 9:13 pm

I didn't have any complaints other then tread life until I switched to PR3'S at around 3700 miles. The PR3'S are way better all around then the sport attacks were.
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by Yoozy » Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:03 pm

One of the reasons is, it seems to me that most tyres these days get to a certain wear stage then give up big time. You know, you can usually see a tyre wearing and think 'ooohh I'll get another couple of hundred then best get one'. Wear as ;) they look ok for a couple of hundred now and then next thing yer ont steel bands :shock:
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by budgesrsv » Sat Apr 26, 2014 5:04 pm

Ive always found the same, its as though the outer layer is much harder wearing than what's underneath. I now change them a bit earlier ever since getting home from a ride and finding canvas showing through and having to cancel a trip the following day. The PR3 I just changed looked ok for a few more miles in the middle but the right hand side was worn out ! First time I've ever had this on a tyre.

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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by ogden » Sun Apr 27, 2014 10:28 am

PR3s have had a bit of a reputation for wearing faster on the shoulders.

As to the Contis, I loathed the OE Sport Attacks or whatever they were, and the rear only lasted 2K miles which was crap for something with such underwhelming grip. I left home on the Friday morning with intact tyres and on Saturday morning was parked up at Devil's Bridge and noticed the rear was bald down the middle. I did the last 80 miles home with a puncture and was only too happy to be rid.

I fitted Trail Attack 2s for the big trip last year, they wore OK (the front still has a bit of life in it 10k miles later and the rear was fine until it punctured) but the wet weather grip was laughable and not much better in the dry.

I've not tried Road Attacks, but on the experience of the other two, and the availability of known good alternatives, i've never been tempted to bother. I fitted a fresh rear PR3 yesterday and one will be going on the front today. 185 quid after a rebate. Bargain.
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by budgesrsv » Sun Apr 27, 2014 11:17 am

That's cheap ! When you say rebate do you mean the gift card from Michelin when you buy them ? Did you fit and balance yourself ? I paid £138 for a rear PR4 fitted with valve and balanced. Registered for gift card from Michelin so should be getting £10 back, although last time I got £25 back for one front :D

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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by ogden » Sun Apr 27, 2014 12:15 pm

budgesrsv wrote: Did you fit and balance yourself ?
Not according to the receipt ;)
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Re: What's with the Conti hate ?

Post by vilas69 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:32 pm

3 weeks ago I crashed really hard on a fast corner... clean road, hot tarmac and the Conti's more them warmed up, but they just lost grip without any warning near the "footpeg scraping" leaning! luckily I just open a knee while "surfing" the road..

15 minutes before, when we stopped for a coffee (weekend trip with some friends), I said "I really don't understand this tires behaviour"... now I understand :lol: :lol:

never again!! next set, Pirelli Diablo Supercorsa! does someone want an almost new Continental pair? :mrgreen:

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