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How long are cross tubular tires good for?

Old 06-28-10, 06:11 PM
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How long are cross tubular tires good for?

I have a set of Challenge Grifos that I have used for a season and a half. This upcoming season will be the second and a half for these tires. They are in decent shape and are only used for races (maybe 15) and minimal training. Should I just use them until they go or mount a new set for this season of racing.

Also, there is some small sections or tire tread separation. Can I just glue the tread back to the casing?
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If the sidewalls weren't too hairy I'd run them.
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They look in pretty good shape so may take your advice.
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i'd race them, but pay attention to how soft/grippy the rubber is on the tread. if hard and brittle, you may want to set them aside and use them for training.
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