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Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« on: January 09, 2016, 12:57:56 AM »
Getting close to needing new tyres and am going for a more offroad set. Currently considering Mitas E07 150/70 for rear and Continental TKC 80 120/70 for front. Anyone tried this combination?

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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2016, 11:14:51 AM »
Have you bought the tyres yet ngling? I happen to be looking at the same combination. Would be interested in how they're going.

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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2016, 04:07:48 PM »
No. I am waiting for my current tyres to wear out which will probably be in another 1000 km or so. I have decided against the Mitas E07 as I have heard that it is a very stiff tyre. I am now looking at the Motoz Tractionator Adventure which supposedly has a similar life, deeper tread and is much softer.

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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2016, 02:16:32 PM »
I didn't want to wait for my Trail Attack 2's to wear out, so I bought that same combo. I'd never tried changing tires myself using irons but after watching some videos, figured it was well within my capabilities. I knew I was going to put the Conti's back on before a long trip next summer and figured this was the time to learn to do it myself and save some money and maybe get myself out of a jam on a trip.  (I'm planning on doing the TAT this summer)  So I borrowed a buddie's irons and set about it. 

What a fiasco!  I spooned on the Mitas OK, but the TKC80 kicked my ass!!  I just couldn't get the second side spooned on.  I took it to the local shop and had them mount it on the machine.  He said even the machine bogged down getting it on. 
I also managed to ding up the rims even though I had rim protectors.  I've decided that with tubeless tires, I'd most likely be able to plug a puncture when on the road.  Otherwise, I'm just going to remove the wheels and bring them and new tires to someone with a machine.  Maybe, I'm a wuss but tire changing is one battle I don't need to fight.. :110:
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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2016, 06:55:55 PM »
*Originally Posted by ngling [+]
Getting close to needing new tyres and am going for a more offroad set. Currently considering Mitas E07 150/70 for rear and Continental TKC 80 120/70 for front. Anyone tried this combination?

Do you mind me asking why? I have used both tyres but as a matched pair and they both have pros and cons.
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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2016, 07:40:24 PM »
Can't use a matched pair as Mitas E07 does not have a 120/70-17 tyre, unless things have changed since the last time I looked. 120/70-17 tyres are relatively rare for any 50/50 tyres. TKC80 is the only one I know of that comes in this size.

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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2016, 10:31:53 PM »
For what it is worth, I used this combo on my DRZ  SM, and it was awesome. The front TKC made all the difference in the world. Have tried Pirelli, Shinko and Avon on the front in the past, but it will be a TKC that will be gracing my X before long. Enjoy like no other.

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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2016, 08:02:13 PM »
I just mounted that same combo.  I think they will be great for what I want to do with the bike, locally.  The Trail Attack 2's I took off are only half worn so I may put the front or both back on if I do a longer road trip but after all the bitching I did mounting my new tires, I may not... :084:
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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2017, 02:35:08 AM »
Got the same combo and after about 8000 miles the front seems to be wearing faster than the rear. The front is a bit over 1/2 gone. We are planning a longish ride soon so I may put a fresh front TKC 80 on before we start. The tire combo  has done very well on and off pavement.

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Re: Mitas E07/TKC 80 Combo
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2017, 04:28:35 PM »
I used this exact combo. It worked amazingly off road! On road traction was descent. I would say i used this combo about 60% off road. I put nearly 13k on them. They really shine when you air down a little on the trail. I highly recommend the Dakar version of the e-07

 


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