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How long should tires last?

Old 07-11-05, 08:44 PM
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How long should tires last?

I have gone 2100 miles on my panaracer stradius elite tires so far...how long do tires usually last? (Yeah I know it probably depends on each case, but what is the general trend)
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Originally Posted by sparknote_s
I have gone 2100 miles on my panaracer stradius elite tires so far...how long do tires usually last? (Yeah I know it probably depends on each case, but what is the general trend)
How long is a rope? Consider all the variables. Mine last till wore out.YMMV(no pun) Wish I had a dollar for every time an inane 'how long will something last' question gets asked.
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Originally Posted by sydney
How long is a rope? Consider all the variables. Mine last till wore out.YMMV(no pun) Wish I had a dollar for every time an inane 'how long will something last' question gets asked.
I wish I had a dollar for every inane answer.
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Ok sydney, let me spell it out for incompetent twits like yourself:

How long have your own tires lasted? After collecting data you can draw conclusions from statistics such as range and mean. It is simple enough to answer the question and let any conclusions be drawn by me, as I am the one who started the thread. It seems you are the one with inane postings, as somebody normal would have logically thought about giving information from their own personal experiences which relate to the topic, instead of making themself look stupid. For example you could have explained how you determine when a tire is worn out. Idiot.

And for the sake of avoiding replies like syndneys, just tell me how long your tires have lasted in the past, or any relevant information such as how to tell when it is time to replace a tire.

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820 miles so far on my Michelin Carbons and they're not showing any signs of wear... supposedly they'll last 3000 miles or more. We shall see.
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Originally Posted by sparknote_s
And for the sake of avoiding replies like syndneys, just tell me how long your tires have lasted in the past, or any relevant information such as how to tell when it is time to replace a tire.
I had a Continental Ultra 2000 last for about 80 miles. Then I noticed that there was a bulge in it. I took it off to see what the deal was and the threads were coming apart from the inside.

So ... 80 miles. That's an honest answer. I've replaced the tire and will probably use the damaged one on my trainer this Winter. I wouldn't ride on it though.
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The front tire will last about twice as long as the rear. How long will the rear last? Well, depends on the compound, inflation, road surfaces, riding style. If you get multiple seasons out of your tires, and you might, always do close inspection of side walls and other surfaces for cracking. Otherwise, it's not uncommon to get 4000 miles out of a tire but also not uncommon to get a bit less.

Buy tires in sets of three. You will replace the rear after a season of riding or less assuming you don't tear it up in road crap. DON'T MOVE THE WORN OUT TIRE FROM THE REAR TO THE FRONT, AND MOVE THE LESS WORN OUT TIRE FROM THE FRONT TO THE REAR. This is a good way to have an accident and you need all the tread on the front for steering.
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Old 07-11-05, 10:58 PM
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I have a pair of Ultra Gator Skins ( Continental ) with 3200 miles on them and showing very little wear.
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I seem to get about 2000 miles out of the Conti ultra gator skins on the back and about twice that on the front. Seems like at about 2K miles the flats start coming and then I put on a new one.
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I have Bontrager Race X Hardcases with 440 miles on them they show almost no wear and tear and I am rough on them. They should last a long time.

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When the cords are poking through the tread, time to replace.

I'd say 3k on regular (non-racing) tires.
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2100 miles...you may be getting to the point where new tires are to be considered.
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My weight is 54 kg, and I think the "rider weight" parameter is very important in this question. I use Vittoria tires, 19 mm, and I achieve at least 7000 km for the rear wheel tire.

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I've always gotten 2,000 to 4,000 miles out of my tires .... Continental, Michelin, and Vittoria (current tires).

I'm 170lbs (used to be as light as 145lbs though ... 15yrs ago)
Ride 150 miles on average per week
130psi is normal inflation
Group/Club rides often, occasionall solo
Medium to good road surface quality
I'm NOT a sprinter

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what kinda question is this? Dont you think that depends on what you ride on? If you ride on broken glass and nails, then 0 miles.
 
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Originally Posted by sparknote_s
Ok sydney, let me spell it out for incompetent twits like yourself.
that really shuts him off

I put 1300miles on my Tufo SC33 for the last 2 months, and haven't seen any seriou wear or tear yet.
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Originally Posted by sydney
How long is a rope? Consider all the variables. Mine last till wore out.YMMV(no pun) Wish I had a dollar for every time an inane 'how long will something last' question gets asked.
Sydney is right. You have to consider rider weight (120 lb rider will get a lot more mileage than 200 lb rider), weight ditribution (how much weight is on rear tire vs front tire) road conditions and inflation pressure.

Rear tires wear out the quickest due to the above reasons.

There are too many variables to predict, but an average rider could probably get a couple thousand miles at least.
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Originally Posted by sparknote_s
Ok sydney, let me spell it out for incompetent twits like yourself:

How long have your own tires lasted? After collecting data you can draw conclusions from statistics such as range and mean. It is simple enough to answer the question and let any conclusions be drawn by me, as I am the one who started the thread. It seems you are the one with inane postings, as somebody normal would have logically thought about giving information from their own personal experiences which relate to the topic, instead of making themself look stupid. For example you could have explained how you determine when a tire is worn out. Idiot.

And for the sake of avoiding replies like syndneys, just tell me how long your tires have lasted in the past, or any relevant information such as how to tell when it is time to replace a tire.
Well he is right, but he didn't tell you why?

Like I said before rear tires wear out the quickest. How much you weigh and the position you ride (weight distrubution can vary a lot as well which further complicates things) are the biggest factors in predicting wear.
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Specialized Mondo S-Works. I notice the rear tire gets rounded off after about 1K miles and they're done -- thread showing in places -- at about 3K miles. They're soft tires, though. I'm 170#, but I ride on a lot of crappy roads. Front tire lasts considerably longer. Reminds me, it's about time to rotate them....
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Originally Posted by sparknote_s
I have gone 2100 miles on my panaracer stradius elite tires so far...how long do tires usually last? (Yeah I know it probably depends on each case, but what is the general trend)
Get more of the same here ... https://www.cyclingforums.com/showthr...3&page=1&pp=15
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I weigh 200Lbs, I just changed my rear tire at 1,850 miles. I probably didn't have to, but it looked so squared off profile wise. Plus it had a serious flat spot due to a lock up avoiding a truck that cut in front of me.

My front looks pretty new in comparison, maybe it's the way I ride? I sink into the saddle putting all my weight on the rear tire, depending on how I feel I either spin or mash. My tires are the vittoria rubino pro's, I like them lots becasue I have never had a flat (knock on wood).

I guess if I had to average it out from what I've seen, I would say for my weight 2,000 to 3,000 miles would be the limit on my rear tire and twice that milage for a front.
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Originally Posted by 53-11_alltheway
Sydney is right.
Now the muppets need to get it. But, there are likely a couple of them building a spreadsheet of this drivel.
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