I discovered this damage to my rear tire today when I was doing some periodic maintenance on my Trek Valencia. These are Bontrager Race Lite Hard Case in 700 x 32C. Not sure how long it has been there, it is kind of hard to pick up unless you clean the tire and are in a well lit area.
My questions are:
I'm assuming they need to be replaced.
In the mean time, based on the pictures, which came out pretty good, can I maybe just stick some rubber cement inside the tears and maybe throw a patch on the outside to get me through until I can get a new tire on there? I have a set of new Kenda Kwik Cyclocross tires but from what I'm reading they don't have the best puncture resistance. I also have a newer Continental Country Ride but I know they suck, I had at least 2 flats in the 1st hundred miles so I don't have much interest in putting that on.
Am I better off leaving the Bontrager on with the fixes I mentioned and maybe carry the Kenda with me?
I commute 10 miles each way.
Is Schwalbe the answer? In fairness to the Bontrager, I do ride through a lot of glass unavoidably plus this could have come from the many wooden bike path bridges I cross, some of the planks are deteriorating and may have hardware sticking out in places?
Thanks for your help!