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    Flat Tires

    Based upon a discussion going on regarding rotating tires someone recommended polling to see which tire goes flat most often so what say you? Front or Back?

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    In my experience it's been the rear tire. The theory I've heard is that if you run over something with the front tire (tack, staple etc.) it can kick it up so the rear gets punctured.
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    I gues i just have bad luck with my front.
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    Definately rear, it takes all the hits.

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    Front! Same for tacoed wheels. Usually the front. Maybe it's a roadie thing?

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    Just the back.. and it's all Klein's fault
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    rear due to the extra weight there?

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    The rear gets me seemingly all the time. I could count the number of flats I've had on the front in the last five years on one hand.
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    Originally posted by NZLcyclist
    rear due to the extra weight there?
    My thoughts exactly.

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    About an even split front and rear... The funny thing is it's only on the bottom side that they get flat
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    Originally posted by Chris L
    The rear gets me seemingly all the time. I could count the number of flats I've had on the front in the last five years on one hand.
    Same ,you can dodge `em with the front but not always with the back
    AS some one else said "why do good bike tyres cost more than the average car tyre"
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    The rear gets me seemingly all the time. I could count the number of flats I've had on the front in the last five years on one hand.
    Exactly my experience. I don't know that I've had more than one flat on the front of my MTB. Always the rear. The road bike seems to split them more evenly.

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    The back, it takes the most weight on it and yes rotate your tires occasionally if you don't the back one will wear out faster than the front.
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    Regarding tyre rotation... Check out this article by Sheldon Brown.

    Tyre rotation or tire rotation (for the yanks)
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    Originally posted by Terry Mitchell
    Regarding tyre rotation... Check out this article by Sheldon Brown.

    Tyre rotation or tire rotation (for the yanks)
    You learn something new everyday what he said makes a lot of sense thanx!
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    No doubt about it, the rear.
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    I've only had two flats, one rear one front so it's 50-50 as far as I'm concerned

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    Woooohooooo I'm not the only one that's equal front and rear
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    Neither! I haven't had a flat in years. I guess i've been really lucky. I don't even remember which went flat last time. Maybe front.
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    Definitely back. Because the rear tyre is more difficult to remove. D@mn Murphy.

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    Originally posted by Terry Mitchell
    Woooohooooo I'm not the only one that's equal front and rear
    yeah, but you ride a unicycle Terry
    :D
    dont worry be happy ????

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    Gosh! I seem to be in the "None of the above" list! It seems that I have had an almost even split between the front and rear.
    I almost always ride on paved roads BTW.

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    I had my first flat of the year this year. Fortunately I didn't even know how/when it happened.

    Donna and I rode our ride and put the bikes on the rack. When I got home the front tire was flat. After removing the tube I discovered that a spoke caused the puncture. I'm not sure why it happened but I took the front wheel to the shop and am having them put the cloth rim tape on it along with a new tube.

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    Originally posted by Greywolf
    yeah, but you ride a unicycle Terry
    If i spend any more $ on bikes I'll probably be riding a eunuch cycle
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