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Need 2nd opinion, can I still run this GP5000 till the TWIs disappear?

Old 12-19-20, 01:50 AM
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Need 2nd opinion, can I still run this GP5000 till the TWIs disappear?

Very thin now and cracks are on the tread.

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Old 12-19-20, 05:19 AM
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Ride it as far as you're willing to walk, and as fast as you're willing to crash.
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Old 12-19-20, 05:22 AM
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Get a New one SOON.
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Old 12-19-20, 05:59 AM
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I ride all my conti tires down to the threads. They seem to do it with minimal flats.
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Old 12-19-20, 07:47 AM
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The rubber tread provides traction and abrasion protection, not strength. I'm personally okay with cracks in the rubber, if the structural fabric is intact. But still, I wouldn't take that tire very far from home--maybe use it on a commuter--and replace it when you can, and when you can afford it.
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Old 12-19-20, 10:19 AM
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Make your own decision. What would you do if there were not any wear indicators?

I've got no issue running till the first flat after the threads of the casing start to show. But if I was going to do an organized ride or some other ride that might be important or otherwise a challenging road environment I might change them before the threads showed.
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Old 12-19-20, 01:16 PM
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Originally Posted by TiHabanero View Post
I ride all my conti tires down to the threads. They seem to do it with minimal flats.
I do the same with Vittoria rear tires but they never look that age hardened when they are worn down that far. Front tires actually wear very little but I replace them every two rear tires just because of age and exposure as a front flat or failure is worse than a rear. The OP's photo shows a front wheel and that tire must be OLD. It would have been replace way before this if it were mine.
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Old 12-19-20, 04:24 PM
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I was wondering why it looked that way too, but I was thinking they ride it while it's flat.
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Old 12-20-20, 03:51 PM
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Could be chemical exposure (stored near chlorine) or UV from desert sun.
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Old 12-20-20, 04:06 PM
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I wouldn't ride that tire fast or far from home.

And since I'm not willing to descend slowly, even when commuting, I wouldn't ride that tire at all.
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Old 12-20-20, 04:08 PM
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If you cant afford to replace it get a cheaper one next time. Lots of perfectly fine tyres at 1/2 the price if you shop around a little. Id replace it.
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Old 12-20-20, 04:20 PM
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I ride them till they donít show. I get at least 5500 miles on a set. I got 7k on the last 4000ís. I just got some of the aTDF with cream stripe look cool.
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Old 12-21-20, 08:23 AM
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I'm hung up on why it looks so old; IIRC GP 5000's only been produced a bit over a year.

I'd probably take it for a short ride over some rough pavement (of which we have a lot, alas!) and see if I could wear the aged looking surface off. Then inspect it again and see if the wear indicators are still visible.
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Old 12-22-20, 04:51 AM
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Its fine, I'd keep going...
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