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Old 06-25-02, 06:38 PM
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another dumb question

i just orded some tires and in the tire description it says that they are 60 tpi, what the hell does that mean??? is 60 good or bad?? or should i get a higheer tpi?? help is needed
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Old 06-25-02, 06:46 PM
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tpi = threads-per-inch. The higher the thread count in a tire's casing, the more resistant it will be to impact damage from rocks and other obstacles.

60 is somewhat low, I think my XC tires are 120 TPI (Michelin something or others?).
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Old 06-25-02, 07:20 PM
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Thanks bike_man_15 for asking the dumb question and thanks Joe for the answer. I didn't know what tpi was either.

bike_man_15, at least you were smart enough to ask the question.
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can i still use them though??\
i dont race or anything i just free ride and even then its not very x-treme
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Sure, there are still a lot of tires with 60 tpi casings.
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