I’d heard lots of good things about the new Heidenau K60 tires, so when my last pair of Shinko 705 Radials wore out, I thought I’d give them a try.
I’m not an expert on tires, but with about 300K of riding underneath my saddle, I’ve got my opinions. Â In a few words, Â I really like them. Â They are plenty sticky on dry asphalt for my 8/10s riding style, and on the unpaved stuff they inspire confidence. Â Last weekend I took my riding partner for a nice spin through the local mountains, which involved some graded gravel roads. Â The KC60s inspired confidence, with less tracking and “wandering” around in the sandier sections. Â I’ve yet to try them in the rain…hey, this is So Cal, what is “rain?” Â I’ve heard they are a bit squirrely in the wet-this wouldn’t surprise me as they seem pretty stiff. Â I guess I’ll find out when I take them to the Pacific Northwet this summer!
Mileage is great so far. Â Here is a picture of the rear with 3K miles on it. Â The front tire looks brand new. Â I’m confident these tires will take me about 10,000 miles this summer. Â And no, I’m not as ghostly white as the pic indicates! Â LOL
The only “con” so far? Â This is nit-picking, but they are fairly noisy on the asphalt and they have a tendency to “walk” around on the rain grooves. Â Really no issues other than these!
So far, I’ll recommend the Heidenau K60 to anyone who rides an “adventure style bike.” Â Good handling, great mileage, and confidence building off the pavement. Â I’ll post up a few more comments when I’ve put a few more miles on them.
Keep it between the ditches,