Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Mountain Biking
Reload this Page >

Tread torn off new tire? normal?

Mountain Biking Mountain biking is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. Check out this forum to discuss the latest tips, tricks, gear and equipment in the world of mountain biking.

Tread torn off new tire? normal?

Reply

Old 05-16-18, 12:06 PM
  #1  
Jixr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
Tread torn off new tire? normal?

I have a set of vee crown gem tires, aprox 150 miles on them.

Yesterday i was riding on the road, and my front tire ( set up tubeless ) gave out, and I checked over the tire to see that a chunk of tread somehow was nearly torn off.

I was riding dirt this past weekend no problems, added a little air before i left my place for riding on road and the tire was fine.

Does this tend to happen? The tires are very new, and i'm not an aggressive rider.

Not sure if i should go to a different brand or what after this, could have been super dangerous if I wasn't riding on nice smooth asphalt.

( the tan bit underneath the tread is the tanwall casing underneath the black rubber.
Jixr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-18, 12:59 PM
  #2  
Leebo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North of Boston
Posts: 5,274

Bikes: Kona Dawg, Surly 1x1, Karate Monkey, Rockhopper, Crosscheck , Burley Runabout,

Mentioned: 8 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 686 Post(s)
Tires wear down, especially knobs on pavement. Try some maxxis, vee tires are on the cheap side.
Leebo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-18, 01:17 PM
  #3  
Jixr
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 413
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 94 Post(s)
sweet, well i just heard back from Vee, and they are going to warranty the tire.

Gonna have that little bit of worry in the back of my head now, but customer service is pretty good.
Jixr is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-18, 02:27 AM
  #4  
bikeme
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Sunny so. cal.
Posts: 682
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 66 Post(s)
That's great they are warrantying it but the Vees I saw and rode were junk. I had full knobs tear off, not just wear down. I also saw bubbles or hollow spots in the tires' carcass and knobs. Kenda, Maxxis, Bontrager, and Specialized make great tires.
bikeme is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service