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Do you replace your rear tire because it starts to square off?

Old 03-08-21, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by altondavis2 View Post
Of course he's not going to die, but suffering an incovenience of walking a couple of miles or being late
for a planned activity after riding comuld happen due to worn tires. My time is valuable.
That tire isn't significantly more prone to flat than when it was a new tire. In 1000 more miles, it still will probably not be significantly more prone to flat than when it was new. Beyond that, flats are a part of the game - if you have someplace to be, you leave yourself time, whether your tires are new or not. Hell, I run tubeless and still leave myself some padding.
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I wear my tires until the cords appear. Once they do I then replace it with a brand new tire. I've had rear tires that have had too many rips, cuts, and tears in them that I replaced earlier.
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NEW tires are FUN.
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I toss them when they get a hole thats unreliable to patch. I'll pay $40 for a new tire rather than risking not getting home on time from my lunch ride.

Some metrics on the tire itself - https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...orn-gp4000s-ii ; https://www.bicyclerollingresistance...endurance-test
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