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    Tire replacement

    I had my rear tire get sliced up by road debris yesterday. It's a total loss and needs to be replaced. The tires had about 1000mi on them and I'm wondering if it's better to replace both tires (front & back) to start fresh? Does riding a new rear tire and older front affect ride characteristics/quality/safety? I could swap out both tires and keep the older front tire as a backup. It's showing wear, but not enough for immediate replacement.

    FYI, current tires are Vittoria Rubino Tech and I'm thinking of going with Conti Ultra 2000.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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    The front is the most important tire for handling. If you want to do things on the cheap, move the current front tire to the back, and buy a new tire for the front.

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    There is no need to replace both tires unless you want to. The Conti's though are more susceptable to damage then the Vitt's your now using. If your looking for a better tire try Specialize Mondo or All Condition Pro if you like tread design though smooth treads has less rolling resistence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phidauex
    The front is the most important tire for handling. If you want to do things on the cheap, move the current front tire to the back, and buy a new tire for the front.

    Id do the same

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