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    another dumb question

    i just orded some tires and in the tire description it says that they are 60 tpi, what the hell does that mean??? is 60 good or bad?? or should i get a higheer tpi?? help is needed

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    tpi = threads-per-inch. The higher the thread count in a tire's casing, the more resistant it will be to impact damage from rocks and other obstacles.

    60 is somewhat low, I think my XC tires are 120 TPI (Michelin something or others?).

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    Thanks bike_man_15 for asking the dumb question and thanks Joe for the answer. I didn't know what tpi was either.

    bike_man_15, at least you were smart enough to ask the question.
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    can i still use them though??\
    i dont race or anything i just free ride and even then its not very x-treme

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    Sure, there are still a lot of tires with 60 tpi casings.
    If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough...

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