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    New tire

    So I wore out my back tire, and need to replace it. Couple of questions, should I replace both of them? Any suggestions from fellow Clyde's, I can run anywhere from a 700cx28-38 the front has 700x35 currently. I ride almost completely on roads but do sometime go on gravel roads(but rarely).

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    Your front tire is fine. Back tires wear out 4 times faster than front tires.
    No need to replace the front unless you have money to throw down the drain in order to have everything match up. Unless you are unhappy with it, go with the same width tire you wore out.
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    Echo ... really only absolutely must replace the back, but you could replace both if you're up to it and want things to match

    As for type/brand/etc ... check out the Cyclocross section of BikeTiresDirect.com ...

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER Was thinking of this in 700x28 and replacing the font with the same size as well.

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    good choice

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    Put the front on the back and put the new tire on the front. (unless they're different sizes)

    It's better to have your best tire up front.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrojanHorse View Post
    Put the front on the back and put the new tire on the front. (unless they're different sizes)

    It's better to have your best tire up front.
    ^^^ This. Front blow-outs are no fun at all. If your rear blows, you still have some steering control.

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    +1 to putting the current front on the rear, and putting new rubber on the front.

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    Another vote for moving the chunkier front to the rear and putting the new, narrower tire on the front.
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    Or, two new tires.
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    Went with two new tires in 700x28
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    New tires came in today, installed them both. The front tire went on easy the back was b!t$# to get on. Rode them around the block and they feel great so far.
    Last edited by IAMAMRA; 08-24-13 at 01:10 AM.
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    Excellent.
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