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Old 11-04-12, 03:30 PM   #1
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Panaracer Ribmo front or rear?

I can't decide if I want to use my Ribmo for the front wheel or the rear. My other tire is the Panaracer T-serv. Logic says, I should have the tougher tire on the rear wheel. What do you guys think I should do?
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Old 11-04-12, 03:31 PM   #2
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Rear

or better yet, both


Used to have T-serv, switched to Ribmo
felt like the T-serv wore out awfully fast, Ribmo still going strong
best put the durable tire on the rear, rear takes more of a beating
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Anymore input?
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Which is the tougher tire, or is that what you're asking?
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Use the tire with better traction on front. T-Serv?
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Put the older tire on the rear so it'll wear out faster and put the new tire on the front. I suggest this because rubber ages and deteriorates and the rear tire will always wear faster. By putting the older tire in the rear, you won't keep the same front tire for 10 years.
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Rear. If the T-Serv is used, they'll wear out at about the same time. Also RiBMo is tougher and I seem to get most flats in the rear.
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Rear. If the T-Serv is used, they'll wear out at about the same time. Also RiBMo is tougher and I seem to get most flats in the rear.
Yep, everyone gets more flats on the rear. Front tire picks up & flips the debris, and rear punctures it.

I'd put the RiBMo in the rear for durability and flat protection.
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