Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Chandler AZ
Bikes: '04 Bianchi Giro, '05 Bianchi Virata, Electra Straight 8
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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.
'04 Bianchi Giro
'05 Bianchi Virata
'08 Electra Straight 8 Cruiser