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Is this tire bad????.....

Old 07-23-20, 07:10 PM
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Is this tire bad????.....

Already rode once. Brand new. Rear is fine. rotated tube and rechecked. R & Ríd and rechecked. Definitely tire anomaly. 🤷‍♂️


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Old 07-23-20, 07:19 PM
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Oops! That one slipped through the QC dept! Warranty time!
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What kind of tires are those? I hope that you already have a refund and/or replacement on the way.
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The tire looks blue. It's definitely a bad tire.

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Old 07-23-20, 10:31 PM
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Ha ha.....blue indeed! I have juuust a sliver of blue on the bike on the "evo" decals. (whew!)

They've been on clearance for a few weeks now at the LBS (I think they must've had lots of them.) They're a SERFAS SECA RS tire. Not that SERFAS is necessarily in the tire business but still not great.

And I'd think that regardless of being on closeout they should want to make it right but I won't be surprised if the give me the...."Welllll....it was a clearance tire."


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Get a replacement for that

you canít risk going downhill at 50mph with this tire doing a blowout on the front wheel.

if they donít take this one back, use it on a trainer or on the rear wheel of your commuter bike if you ride flat cycle paths under 15mph. If it blow out this way itís less lethal!
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Originally Posted by dr_max View Post
Get a replacement for that

you canít risk going downhill at 50mph with this tire doing a blowout on the front wheel.

if they donít take this one back, use it on a trainer or on the rear wheel of your commuter bike if you ride flat cycle paths under 15mph. If it blow out this way itís less lethal!
I wouldn't use it even on a totally flat commute. The last thing I want to deal with, on my way to work, is a blowout.
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Thanks guys! Ya wish Iíd seen even before I went out on one ride. 😬

Will definitely give it a go for replacement. (I usually go 2 for 1 on rear vs front wear so
may even grab another so I show some good faith. Ainít big bucks so not worth worrying about just kinda sad for Serfas branded.

I wonder who actually makes these for them. Hmmmm
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Did you hit something on that one ride = something like a crack in the road?

I did and the inside of my tire looked like this:



Check the inside of your tire for similar breaks. Don't ride it even on the rear wheel.

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The tire itself appears straight, its just that darn blue portion that makes it look cattywompass to me. But truly that should have never escaped the manufacturer’s QC person!
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Originally Posted by noodle soup View Post
I wouldn't use it even on a totally flat commute. The last thing I want to deal with, on my way to work, is a blowout.
I wouldn't use it for a Zwift event.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I wouldn't use it for a Zwift event.



on a more serious note...

Tires are cheap. If you question it, replace it.

A wreck(from a blowout), could cost more than most could imagine. It sucks when a new-ish tire is damaged(or defective), but it's usually not worth the risk.
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I would replace it with something nicer. Never been a fan of Serfas products. The only reason for them is for cheap tires in an emergency. Not a reliable long lasting tire and QC isn't that excellent. I have seen it before and many other problems with Serfas. Granted they generally did replace their broken or problem stuff but we had to replace stuff often.
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
I wouldn't use it for a Zwift event.
Maybe on the front....
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