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When to throw in the towel on tires?

Old 08-07-14, 11:31 AM
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When to throw in the towel on tires?

Lots of Tricross gravel-grinding here on hard pack and loose fine gravel bike paths. My Specialized Borough Armadillo Elite tires (700x32c) have been holding up well with never a single flat these last few years. But lately a bit of uncomfortable sliding on tight loose gravel turns with treads getting a little smooth. So is it time to replace with new, or is that a waste of money and hold on until they give out? Just don't want to be caught out there with a failed tire. Also thinking of going to 38's on next replacements.
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Fine some on sale....Put um on when you need um.
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Sounds and looks like you have gotten good use from these tires. It may be a good idea to retire them before they reach the point of letting you down mikes from home.

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When in doubt, toss them out..
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Thanks guys. They look like on their last legs but wanted to confirm. And as you both say, when in doubt toss before this happens miles from home.
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