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Old 05-10-12, 08:09 PM
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Peeling sidewall

First let me say, long time lurker, first time posting! Howdy howdy!

OK, so I got peeling sidewalls, but only on the brand "nameplates" sections. Is this common? They are Bontrager LT3's, my bike was purchased March 22, ride a mix of mostly dirt with some road no more than 3x/week. If the nameplates peel off, are the tires still reasonably usable? Will bulges begin & blowout iniment? Hope my pics work!



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Old 05-10-12, 08:17 PM
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From the pic, it looks like your brand name decal is peeling off. This has about as much to do with the performance of the tire as the decals on your bike have to do with the performance of your bike.
BUT if you actually have a sidewall tear or a chunk coming out, I'd replace the MTB tire asap, especially if you ride technical stuff.

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Ah, I see. I thought the letters were directly stamped onto the rubber, so that's why I was worried. Didn't know they were added as a separate decal. Thanks!
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Most tires have the letters painted on. Can't believe its a decal. Must be Trek cutting corners.

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I've got a pair of those same tires, actually. Same exact thing happening with them. No big deal. It's just because they're cheapo tires(no offense to your tires). As long as the tread works for the trails you're riding, keep on riding and have fun. I've put plenty of miles on mine over plenty of rocks and some ~4' drops with no problem. If you ride the trails and have any sandy or rocky climbs, however, I would suggest getting something a bit knobbier. I've found them to be fine for dirt hardpack, but rather lacking for anything loose. They're not really intended for that anyway.

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Daspydr, I sure will! I'm not new to biking, but for a while now I've been trying to ride more seriously/regularly. I've learned alot from these boards already!

3speed, good to know about the tires. My little route has some hardpack, some sandy spots, gravel, bit of everything. Very mellow compared to what most of you folks ride actually, but so far so good.
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