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Old 08-04-05, 10:01 AM   #1
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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.

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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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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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