Continental’s new RoadAttack 3 is the latest addition to the hugely important sports-touring tire segment, a development of the popular and capable RoadAttack 2 Evo, Continental claim the new RoadAttack 3 gives improved wet grip, which was the RoadAttack 2 Evo’s only real stumbling block, as well as increased feel and increased durability.
Continental say they’ve achieved this by developing a new tread pattern, which now features a Drainage Groove design that uses lateral channels to help shed water away from the surface for increased wet grip. A wider slick center section helps with acceleration and durability, while a chunkier side-block design improves side-grip capabilities in the dry.
Continental say warm-up time has been improved, thanks to added silica in the tread compound. All these new features are key to what Continental calls Grip Limit Feedback, which is designed to give the rider a better feel of what the tires are doing in all situations, especially at the limits of grip.