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Old 09-29-15, 10:54 AM
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Time to replace tires?



KENDA KWEST 700x35c Mostly used on paved roads.
What do you think about these cracks?
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Or you can wait until you experience catastrophic tire failure on a fast (really fast) downhill like I did many moons ago. On my MTB-based commuter with hybrid knobbies. Charging downhill at 35mph+ on a wide open MUP. BAM! It felt like David Beckham kicked my rear tire to the left. I seriously thought someone shot it out. Hit the brakes and slid like a dirt bike to the weed on the left which slowed me down to a stop. The sidewall had blown a seam just above the rim and the innertube had tried to squeeze out. My tire had looked like yours with some "cracks" for a few weeks prior. So besides the inconvenience of being stranded, you could loose control.
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Originally Posted by BobbyG
Or you can wait until you experience catastrophic tire failure on a fast (really fast) downhill like I did many moons ago. On my MTB-based commuter with hybrid knobbies. Charging downhill at 35mph+ on a wide open MUP. BAM! It felt like David Beckham kicked my rear tire to the left. I seriously thought someone shot it out. Hit the brakes and slid like a dirt bike to the weed on the left which slowed me down to a stop. The sidewall had blown a seam just above the rim and the innertube had tried to squeeze out. My tire had looked like yours with some "cracks" for a few weeks prior. So besides the inconvenience of being stranded, you could loose control.

Any recommendations for new tires?
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seriously... i would run those for another 2-3000 miles.
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Sidewall cracks are just aging rubber. The ones around the edge of the tread look like the tread's getting ready to separate.

BLAM! Thud. Oof!

+1 on replace it now, if you couldn't guess my vote.
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Originally Posted by amos77

Any recommendations for new tires?
Did you like the Kendas? I'd just buy another pair if so. They're pretty inexpensive.

Next time, try to wear them out before they become too old to use.
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Originally Posted by amos77
Any recommendations for new tires?
Sure........

A forum search. Yet another "what tire" thread stands little chance of any different responses than the previous 5,000 have turned up. Basically it boils down to not a bit more than the opinion of the person making the post. There are members that you can trust and those whose opinions don't set well with you. You've been a member for more than a year and a half. Narrow your search to the members that seem to agree with you and see what they say.

I do have a recommendation, but it's just an opinion that I can't back with facts........search on!!
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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott
Next time, try to wear them out before they become too old to use.
See.................????

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If you are a 'constant wrench' you could run discount rubber from Krogers. If spending your weekends tuning and messing with your bike ( not a sin in my mind) is your least favorite thing.. buy good quality and hope for the best.I run Schwalbe Marathons and Armadillos on my commuters, mostly because I ride really dirty streets. Experience will tell.
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Life's too short for yucky tires.
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Those look well past their "use by" date. My new Contis have wear indicators. They only indicate thickness of remaining tread on the contact patch. A few weeks after replacing worn tires, I "accidentally" noticed a 1.25 cm tear in the side of my tire. I have no idea how long it was there. This scared me enough that I rotate and check my tires for damage every time I inflate them.

Given how catastrophic a blowout can be, I prefer to spend the $50 on a new tire.
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If I were needing new tires, I would try Schwalbe Hurricanes (on the recommendation from Sixty-Fiver)
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So... last week I put my new Continental TourRide 700x28c tires.
Thank you all for the advices !
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Originally Posted by BobbyG
Or you can wait until you experience catastrophic tire failure on a fast (really fast) downhill like I did many moons ago. On my MTB-based commuter with hybrid knobbies. Charging downhill at 35mph+ on a wide open MUP. BAM! It felt like David Beckham kicked my rear tire to the left. I seriously thought someone shot it out. Hit the brakes and slid like a dirt bike to the weed on the left which slowed me down to a stop. The sidewall had blown a seam just above the rim and the innertube had tried to squeeze out. My tire had looked like yours with some "cracks" for a few weeks prior. So besides the inconvenience of being stranded, you could loose control.
I shudder to think what would have happened had that happened to the FRONT tire.

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Originally Posted by amos77
Any recommendations for new tires?
What do you want in a tire? Different people want different things. Durability, puncture resistance, comfort, speed, grip, reflective sidewalls, ease of mounting, low price, etc. You can't have them all.
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My auto tire guy always said, " tires are cheapest car insurance one can buy." I think that might apply to a bike well.
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Originally Posted by gracehowler
My auto tire guy always said, " tires are cheapest car insurance one can buy." I think that might apply to a bike well.
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+1 I have seen the difference between good and bad (not coincidentally $$ vs $) tires and I am not going back to the dangerous ones.
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Originally Posted by BobbyG
Or you can wait until you experience catastrophic tire failure on a fast (really fast) downhill like I did many moons ago. On my MTB-based commuter with hybrid knobbies. Charging downhill at 35mph+ on a wide open MUP. BAM! It felt like David Beckham kicked my rear tire to the left. I seriously thought someone shot it out. Hit the brakes and slid like a dirt bike to the weed on the left which slowed me down to a stop. The sidewall had blown a seam just above the rim and the innertube had tried to squeeze out. My tire had looked like yours with some "cracks" for a few weeks prior. So besides the inconvenience of being stranded, you could loose control.
I had a Specialized Turbo Pro let go in the office a few months ago and it didn't look anywhere near as bad as that.

Not a catastrophic failure but it did wake up my people...
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