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Old 05-19-05, 03:24 PM   #1
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Time to get new Tires?

The nubs on my tires have been getting low and I think it is effecting my traction. Is there any guide to use when thinking about getting new tires?
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KonaRider24's guide to new tires:

If they have dirt on them or any sign of being looked at too hard, buy new ones.

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Old 05-19-05, 04:23 PM   #3
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If there worn down, just replace 'em.
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I think there is some fallacy in KonaRider24's logic-
if there's dirt on em', that might mean you are riding in slightly too muddy conditions. Several excellent dry trail tires are the worst ever in mud. Same vice-versa. But the one genarilization that can be trusted is this: if the tread is more than 65% worn down (from its original height), replace them.
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KonaRider24's guide to new tires:

If they have dirt on them or any sign of being looked at too hard, buy new ones.

I run them until a certain percentage of rubber is left.
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Old 05-19-05, 05:11 PM   #6
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When there is a hole in the tire...replace it. 65% is a lot of the tread left. Well at least for my tires it is.
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I have a hole in my tire from a nail, should it be replaced? The tread is still pretty decent.
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...if the tread is more than 65% worn down (from its original height), replace them.
I guess I should stop using my tires until the threads show through before I replace 'em.

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