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Old 08-03-11, 04:08 PM
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Wear on one side of tires

Anyone know why there would be more wear on one side of both my tires? The tires only have 20-25 miles on them and the bike is brand new so I don't have any past experience with other tires on it. The side with more wear is the same side the disc brakes are on...not sure if that would be a culprit though.
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Old 08-03-11, 04:33 PM
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Hard to believe you have visible wear at 20 - 25 miles. My tires usually wear a bit off center but it takes hundreds of miles to begin to see the difference.
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Roads are crowned. I've seen more wear on the left side of some tires. If you have a tire with an aggressive tread you could see wear in short order. I've seen that on knobbies.
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Left side wear on my bike also, not really wear but as the rubber warms up you can see the blacker part that is hitting the asphalt, plus the dust from the dirt road is brushed off.

Anyway I attribute it to the crown of the road also. I guess I could drive against traffic and see if the right side shows the same pattern a time or two. Not.
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You can always flip the tire around after a while..
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Do half of your riding in UK or OZ.
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haha forgot to mention guys they're mostly off road miles. Maybe 3 miles on road and the tires are panaracer fire xc pros. I've heard they wear fast so maybe just those few miles on-road did it. It's not excessive wear either just the bumps on the tops of the knobs (bumps on the knobs lol) wore off so ~1/32 inch maybe. Was wondering why just one side but it probably was just the road riding...Thanks for the replies!
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Originally Posted by CACycling
Hard to believe you have visible wear at 20 - 25 miles. My tires usually wear a bit off center but it takes hundreds of miles to begin to see the difference.
Kind of a rude and snobby answer.

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Roads are crowned. I've seen more wear on the left side of some tires. If you have a tire with an aggressive tread you could see wear in short order. I've seen that on knobbies.
Bingo. My nos speacialized 27x1-1/4s started showing wear because of this very, very early in my daily commuting routine.
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Yep, left always wears first if you do a lot of road miles in the USA.
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Originally Posted by jfowler85
Kind of a rude and snobby answer.
Welcome to the internet... That was not at all snobby. It was simply a statement of disbelief. To think that a tire made to withstand ~3000 miles would show noticeable wear in 0.6% of that distance is truly "hard to believe." Quite possible, but "hard to believe" unless seen firsthand.
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I can believe it. It's probably not serious wear but just initial wear. Tires usually start out with a bit of a sheen to them. Put 'em on the pavement and that area becomes dull.

That's the kinda wear I'm picturing anyways.
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Originally Posted by jfowler85
Kind of a rude and snobby answer.
No, it wasn't... in fact, that has to be the most innocuous reply I've ever seen someone take issue with.

You're going to need a thicker skin than that to survive the internet...
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I really hate the fall to “you need a thicker skin statement.” I think we need a politer society across the board. The assumption that the anonymity of internet affords people the right to stroke there narcissistic personality disorder is about like the cager that believes the road to be all theirs alone.

The other day while riding I had a car come over to the shoulder and buzz me, I saw the driver looking over his shoulder grinning as he went by me. Aggravating as all heck when clowns risk my life to play there little juvenile games.

However about 200 yards ahead of me the clown met a Semi truck coming the other way that evidently saw him buzz me because he took up the little cars lane forcing the little car to the grass. As the trucker passed he gave the two fingers down wave.

I guess the moral of that story is there is always a bigger bully or is rudeness just a kiwi thning?
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