Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
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Rear tires wear out much faster. In fact front tires will hardly show any wear thousands of miles after the rear tire is just a memory. I've weighed the same front tire new and then after 7,000 miles and the weights were within 10 grams of each other.
That doesn't mean a front tire will last forever. Light, heat, flexing and impacts have their effect so the tire will have to be replaced even if it looks fine. My drill is to replace the front tire after two rear tires have been discarded.