Continental Roadattack3 £254
Sizes available: Front: 110/70 x 17, 120/60 x 17, 120/70 x 17, 120/70 x 17 GT, 100/90 x 18, 110/80 x 18, 120/70 x 18, 110/80 x 19, 120/70x 19 Rear: 130/80 x 17, 150/70 x 17, 150/70 x 17, 160/60 x17, 170/60 x 17, 170/60 x 17, 180/55 x 17, 180/55 x 17 GT, 190/50 x 17, 190/50 x17 GT, 190/55 x 17, 190/55 x 17 GT, 130/80 x 18, 160/60 x 18 Weight: 5.1kg front, 7.2kg rear
Continental say “The completely redesigned Roadattack 3 is our most advanced sport-touring tyre to date. Radical tread pattern design shifts more water from around the contact patch even at more extreme lean angles, whilst also ensuring more even wear throughout the life of the tyre.
“The latest in compound technology gives fast warm up performance, even in cold conditions, while Tractionskin removes the need for lengthy bedding in periods.”
TEST RESULTS Comfort 4/5
Pretty good, coped well over all the lumps, bumps and imperfections with no harshness or instability. Not uncomfortable in any area and gives the bike a very high-quality feel.”
Front- end feel/agility 5/5
Really good connection with the front tyre means big confidence when braking and turning. They give performance that exceeds the limitations of the Tracer, so they’d suit sportier riders and bikes. There’s a nice balance between handlebar effort and rate of turn.
Rear- end feel 5/5
Brilliant, I can’t fault the level of connection to the rear, as there’s so much grip. This means that you always feel connected and confident.
Again, brilliant. Try as I might, I could not get these tyres to unsettle themselves at any speed. They were perfect in a straight line, and also at all points of the corner. Very nicely balanced tyres.
Even from new, these tyres were ready to go with very little scrubbing in or warm up needing to be done; I was scraping the Tracer’s footpegs almost straight away. They’ve got the perfect balance of sportiness and comfort – precisely what you’d expect from a good sports-touring tyre. They suit the Tracer down to a tee, and in fact exceed its power and handling performance, so you can be confident that they’d be ace on heavier and more powerful bikes too.