Hi everyone- I was riding back home today, at 9 PM, when a tire decided to go out. I was going nearly 25 mph on the downhill, and had to use both the front and the rear brakes to stop quickly. Fronts did their job, as did the rears. However, the rears locked up, and lo and behold, a loud "BOOM", with a bit of smoke, and a lot of turbulence. Lucky nothing worse happened. I was in the middle lane too, about to take a hard left turn like i do every day.
I thought it was just an inner tube problem, but nope. The tread is completely gone, and so I'm taking a good guess that the tire is also gone.
1. Replace both the front and the rear tires together?
2. Replace just the rear tire?
3. Replace the wheels w/ the tires? (upgrade- upgrade? )
4. Other suggestion?
Where at? I'm afraid of going to UC cyclery. Looks like they charge a pretty penny. There's the UCSD bike shop, but i've found their products to be a bit shabby unless you clearly indicate that you want otherwise (ie specific brand, etc.).
Cheers, and hoping to be back on the 'cross by Wednesday for work/classes.