I'm 54 yrs old and pretty new to all this road biking. I've got a Cannondale sport road 500. All I could afford with two kids in college. Anyway, this is the bike's second summer. It came with Continental Ultrasport tires, which are still on it. I've replaced two tubes, but never the tires. How does a person determine that it may be wise to purchase new tires?
By the way, both tubes that I replaced seem to have failed because they develop little blow out bumps where the wheels have impressions at the spokes. Maybe I overinflate? Or maybe I need new wheel tape, or whatever that stuff is called, on the inside of the wheels?
I'm pleased with myself today....I averaged 18.5 MPH over 26.2 miles this morning.
Anyway. What about the tires?